From its humble beginnings more than two decades ago to becoming a major contender in Australia’s aluminium industry, Darley Aluminium is a family-owned and -operated business that has come leaps and bounds from its modest start.
The core of its business has been the distribution of aluminium extrusion products and associated components that are used to manufacture window and door systems, largely for residential and commercial projects.
Darley Aluminium’s chief executive officer, Nick Fazzolari, says that while the distribution of aluminium extrusion products is a big part of Darley’s history, today it is only one of its four core business activities.
‘We started in the distribution channel and have grown into residential and commercial window systems and manufacturing solutions, for example, powder-coating,’ he says. ‘We are becoming a one-stop-shop with multiple service offerings, from supplying metal, window solutions or software options, to complete manufacturing options.’
Darley Aluminium’s multifaceted business has evolved over the past 23 years, with premium local facilities and value-added services – such as packaging, machining, notching, punching and drilling – part of the high standards customers are coming to expect.
‘We now have a new aluminium guillotine and folding press machine servicing customers nationally, available through our four warehouse locations,’ Nick says.
Surface finishing, including anodising, powder-coating and woodgrain finishes, can also be applied to all aluminium extrusion products, while the business can offer in-house powdercoating as an accredited applicator of Dulux and Interpon finishes.