The APL story

The APL story begins in the Waikato in 1971, established by the Plaw family on Bellevue Road, Cambridge.

Ever since, our family-run business has proudly set the industry standard, becoming New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of aluminium windows and doors, and empowering our people to do the little things better every day.

We’ve always been future-focused, whether that means pioneering innovative window and door solutions like ThermalHeart+®, or, seeking more sustainable ways to operate our business and look after the environment. We partner with this country’s best engineers and architects to make tomorrow’s buildings possible, today.

Our brands. Our network.

APL is the parent company of New Zealand’s popular window brands Altherm Window Systems, First Windows & Doors and Vantage Windows & Doors.

Our network of over 70 independently-owned manufacturers works on a wide variety of residential and commercial projects, all over the country, and are the exclusive suppliers of APL products. These dedicated operators have decades of experience in our local environments and share our commitment to excellence and our spirit of innovation.

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Purposeful change

Made for a better future

Sustainable change, for us, starts at the design stage or as we like to think of it - the redesign stage. We’re committed to closing the loop on material flows, designing waste and pollution out and regenerating natural environments. Our future path is clear: creating product for homes and buildings that have zero impact on our beautiful country.

A more measured existence is a commitment to leaving the world better than we found it.

You can’t manage what you don’t measure so we have teamed up with leading organisations to fully understand the shape of our footprint. We are totally committed to measuring as many aspects of our business as we meaningfully can. This measured existence is critical for us and our future and is something we are extremely proud of.

  • ThinkStep and Toitū to understand our product life cycle and footprint
  • ‘Declared’ through Living Future Institute
  • Circular IQ tools to improve our circular performance.

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APL Window Solutions is a proud member of the Profile Group of companies.

Profile Group represents a family of businesses that together form New Zealand’s only integrated supply chain for aluminium and uPVC window and door solutions. This end-to-end service covers every major step in the process, from extruding the aluminium to delivering our systems and parts directly to manufacturers all over New Zealand. Our eco-system of businesses works together to shape a better future for all.

Profile Group is now raising the standard of manufacturing excellence in Aotearoa. By establishing circular systems that go beyond the current limitations of sustainability and linear methods of manufacturing, we will redefine the impact we have and the value we create across our businesses and ecosystem. This is both our responsibility and our opportunity. For our customers, for our communities, and for the future of the environments we shape, share and live in.