Alukon was founded in 1974 and today is a leading European manufacturer of premium alluminium roller shutters and doors. Located in Konradsreuth, Bavaria, the company manufactures components and complete systems which are distributed to shutter assemblers and craftsmen in Austria, France, Germany and Eastern Europe. Its excellent standing in the market has a strong base: A broad catalogue including standard products, special solutions such as asymmetrical roller shutters; made-to-order capabilities; fast service.
The trend has been Alukon’s friend: In Western Europe, it’s the modernization of residential real estate – next generation shutter systems use aluminium instead of PVC-based materials and thus provide higher value. Home owners also favour tailor-made solutions which increasingly address protection of privacy, energy savings and security issues. Eastern European markets are characterized by strong new home building opting for premium quality – and “Made in Germany” is very much appreciated.
Backed by financial investors, the firm had shown good development over the past years. Since Halder became majority shareholder in 2007, Alukon has strengthened its good market position in Germany by expanding sales and marketing while it’s Eastern European markets have not quite recovered from the recession of 2008/09. A streamlined production setup and a stronger focus on turn-key solutions have improved the firm’s earnings power. In 2013, Halder divested its holding through a trade-sale to Hörmann Group.