The Nulook Story...
Nulook first saw the light of day at a small wooden joinery factory in Cambridge back in 1962. Les Grey, the man who started it all, was a keen inventor looking at ways to develop a style of aluminium window that hadn't been seen before. For the first five years of operation, Les imported sliding window extrusions from Australia and adapted them for local use.
Les hit upon the name Nulook for his business simply because he was producing a new look of window and door joinery.
In 1967, Australian company Alcan set up operations in New Zealand and Les leapt at the chance to cut dies and run extrusions locally to support the growing number of Nulook licensees.
By the late 1970s Nulook had moved to Rosebank Road in the suburb of Avondale, with agents throughout New Zealand and a number in the Pacific Islands.
In 1988, Les sold Nulook to Alcan. That same year, as part of an international restructure and sell-off of Alcan Australasian assets, Capral was formed.
In July 2002 NALCO was formed as a joint venture between Capral and Window Technologies NZ Ltd. Four years later, Window Technologies purchased the remaining shareholding in NALCO to take 100% ownership.
Now exactly 14 years on in July 2016 Altus NZ Limited was formed as a joint venture between NALCO and Fletcher Aluminium.
Since Les started the company over 45 years ago, Nulook has maintained a reputation for quality and service that's second to none.
We're proud of the service and quality we provide to our customers!