NZ owned and operated
APL began in the heart of the Waikato in 1971, by a local family. Fast forward to today and we're still family-owned and Waikato based and have since built a nationwide network and three respected brands: Altherm, First and Vantage. All manufacturers of these brands are independently owned and operated with local knowledge and relationships.
Designed for NZ
We take huge pride in our track record of supplying window and door solutions for New Zealand home and building owners. Everything we manufacture is designed and tested specifically for New Zealand homes and businesses. Our Centre of Innovation houses our dedicated research, development and testing facility where our products are developed for our country's unique landscape, weather and aesthetics./p>
Every part of our supply chain has a local connection. Teams based in Waikato design and develop the product ranges. Our aluminium is extruded and surface finished in Hamilton. It’s then distributed nationwide to our independently owned manufacturers who fabricate and install the windows and doors into kiwi homes.
APL is a vertically integrated business which ensures our products are of the highest quality, delivered on time and help keep jobs in New Zealand. The ability to carry out most steps and produce many components in the operation and keeps business in our own backyard.
Together with our manufacturers, we work closely with architects, builders and suppliers in the New Zealand building industry, helping to provide jobs to thousands of kiwis in towns and cities across the country.
While our headquarters are in the Waikato, our extensive network of branches, staff and manufacturers spreads across Aotearoa.