Leading thermal and architectural building solutions specialist, Bondor has secured the Australian distribution rights for the Larson by Alucoil range of Aluminium Composite Panel (ACP) products.

This announcement coincides with the opening of Alucoil’s first Australian manufacturing plant in Melbourne, becoming Australia’s first true aluminium composite manufacturer specialising in Europe’s finest architectural panels.

A Spanish multinational, Alucoil specialises in the transformation and manufacture of high tech, decorative aluminium materials for building, transport and industrial use. Alucoil is part of the Alibérico Group, a leading industrial and technological group of companies in the European aluminium industry.

Bondor general manager Geoff Marsdon said Bondor would handle distribution and installation of Larson by Alucoil, a range of composite panels produced by two metal sheets in aluminium, stainless steel, copper or brass.

Mr Marsdon added customers would benefit from an increased product range, swifter delivery times of one to two weeks for special project material as opposed to months waiting for overseas shipments, transparent Australian warranties, Australian-based technical support on a national scale, and improved price stability less affected by currency fluctuations.

Bondor would manage distribution and installation of Larson FR, Larson PE, Larson Metals, Larson Wood, and Larson Specials ranges, all offering innumerable advantages compared to other construction materials.

The Alucoil alliance is backed by Bondor’s strong track record in the manufacture of insulated panel, its six manufacturing locations around Australia, dedicated research and development teams, state-based sales teams, a national specification team, a company focus on the needs of architects and specifiers, and construction crews in each state.

Mr Marsdon said several high-profile Larson by Alucoil projects were already underway across Australia including the Darwin Correctional Facility, the expansion of the Logan City Hospital in Queensland, the new Adelaide Convention Centre, and the recladding of the No 1 King William Street building in Adelaide.

The first completed project is an impressive apartment and retail complex, The Face apartments in St Kilda, Melbourne, which features Larson copper finish panels to great effect.