FIRST, New Zealand’s largest window and door brand, has operated for more than 40 years. Its leadership has flowed from a record of innovation and attention to detail.
Window systems available to First manufacturers include the mainstream First Residential series, Metro Series, APL Architectural Series, and Smartwood composite windows and doors. Thermally efficient ThermalHEART windows and doors are also available in two categories.
First has the backing of Architectural Profiles Limited (APL), the supplier of the First system. Hamilton-based APL have been developing windows and doors for many years and are the largest systems supplier to the New Zealand market. They have developed a positive reputation with architects, builders and homeowners alike
Metro Glasstech is supplier to Kennedy Aluminium and is New Zealand’s leading glass and glazing products company with outlets throughout the North and South Islands. The company is recognised as a leader not only in advanced glazing systems but also in upgrade technology, from toughened safety glass and insulated glass units to colour backed and décor glass ranges.
Metro Glasstech maintains sophisticated research and testing facilities as well as modern toughening and double glazing plants. A wide range of glass types is supplied to market including reflective and coated glass, laminated glass, IGU’s and thermal coating products.
ASSA ABLOY is an international provider of door opening solutions dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience.
In New Zealand it also services the window hardware market, manufacturing a range of friction stays, fasteners, electric operators and control gear. In the rapidly growing electromechanical security sector, the group has a leading position in fields such as access control, identification technology, automatic doors and hotel security.
Since its founding in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company to an international group with 32,000 employees and sales of over SEK 33 billion. As the world’s leading lock group, ASSA ABLOY offers a more complete range of door opening solutions than any other company on the market.