25 best metal cladding manufacturers
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25 best metal cladding manufacturers

29 Apr 2024  •  Specification  •  By Collin Anderson

Metal cladding can combine functionality with aesthetics while meeting high sustainability targets, offering myriad possibilities for creative expression using a range of materials, patterns, textures, and colors.

One of the primary benefits of metal cladding is its durability. Metals like aluminum, steel, zinc and copper offer excellent resistance to weathering, corrosion and fire, ensuring longevity and minimal maintenance requirements. Metal cladding also provides thermal and acoustic insulation, contributing to energy efficiency and occupant comfort.

Manufacturers worldwide offer material and product variations to meet diverse design requirements. These include pre-finished panels, composite systems, perforated sheets and metal mesh screens. Each material offers unique characteristics in terms of aesthetics, performance and sustainability.

These are 25 of Archello’s most popular metal cladding manufacturers specified by architects and designers, part of Archello's 25 best manufacturers series.


1. Alucoil, Spain

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Alucoil® is a multinational company headquartered in Spain. It specializes in manufacturing technologically advanced materials for the building, transport, and industry sectors. Since 1996, Alucoil® has been manufacturing and transforming innovative solutions in aluminum under a range of brands. With factories on three continents, its products are on sale in more than 85 countries. Its cladding products include larson® composite aluminum cladding panels for architectural enclosures which are composed of two aluminum alloy sheets, bonded by a mineral fire retardant core. The product comes in a range of colors as well as with options for perforations. 


2. ALPOLIC® | Metal Composites Materials, United States

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Clifton Li for Ryerson University

ALPOLIC is a brand of Mitsubishi Chemical. As a global market leader with over 50 years of experience in the development and manufacture of aluminum composite panels for sophisticated building architecture, the company stands for the safety of innovative, high-quality products. It manufactures products of note such as ALPOLIC®/fr fire-retardant aluminum composite cladding panel, a fire-retardant aluminum composite of aluminum skins and a mineral-filled fire-retardant core with a surface coating of fluorocarbon paint.


3. Nordic Copper from Aurubis Finland, Finland

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Nordic Copper from Aurubis Finland

Nordic Copper, part of parent company Aurubis, specializes in architectural applications like facades and roofs. Aurubis, a leading copper group globally, annually produces 1 million tons of copper cathodes, catering to various copper needs. With 6,200 employees and 16 production sites across Europe and the USA, Aurubis boasts an extensive service and sales network in Europe, Asia, and North America. Nordic Brown cladding panels made of fully-recycled copper are burnished at the Aurubis mill to immediately provide the same oxidized brown surface that would develop over time in the natural Finnish environment. The protection provided by its patina against corrosion in any atmospheric conditions provides durability and minimal maintenance for generations of use.


4. ArcelorMittal Construction, Luxembourg

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Dirk Verwoerd

As part of the world’s leading steelmaker, ArcelorMittal Construction develops high-performance building envelope solutions through a dedicated research and development team, expert support and local manufacturing. Whether for residential housing, an office skyscraper or an industrial warehouse, the company can take design ideas and turn them into reality with a comprehensive range of products. Its wide range of products includes Isis triangular metal facade cladding panels for custom geometries. Created to allow designers to develop custom geometries, Isis comes in an infinite number of widths, depths and sequences.


5. RENSON, Belgium

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Renson is a family-run business that has been in operation for 115 years and over four generations. Today its 1200 employees form an extensive international production and distributor network, led by Paul Renson. Renson has been developing products and systems to offer customers a better and healthier life for many years, a mission underpinned by combining ventilation, solar shading, aluminum wall cladding and outdoor solutions into a personal total package. Its Linius powder-coated aluminum panel horizontal cladding system can be used to finish facades or facade components into a sleek whole with a pronounced horizontal accent. Depending on the application, one can choose between fully closed or ventilated systems.


6. PREFA GmbH, Austria

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PREFA GmbH is a leading manufacturer of aluminum building products, specializing in roofing, facade systems, and architectural elements. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Marktl, Austria, PREFA has established itself as a trusted partner for architects, builders, and homeowners seeking innovative solutions for exterior construction projects. PREFA offers a comprehensive range of aluminum building products, including roofing systems, facade cladding, gutters, downspouts, and architectural elements, such as Prefalz standing seam premium metal cladding. Thanks to its malleability, Prefalz is more pliable than most comparable folding materials, and can be used in creative ways on roofs and facades. The product is available in a variety of widths, lengths, and colors to accommodate diverse design preferences and architectural styles.


7. Alumet, Netherlands

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C. Pohl GmbH

Alumet, headquartered in the Netherlands, specializes in the manufacturing and distribution of high-quality aluminum products for various industries. Alumet leverages advanced technology and sustainable practices to produce a diverse range of aluminum products, including extrusions, sheets, panels, and architectural elements. Its noted products include AluBronze anodized aluminum cladding in bronze tones, a unique alloy consisting primarily of aluminum with added bronze elements. Alubronze combines the lightweight characteristics of aluminum with the strength and corrosion resistance of bronze, making it suitable for a wide range of applications in various industries.


8. KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

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Sergio Grazia for archi5

KME Germany GmbH & Co. KG is an established, global producer of semi-finished and special products, playing a central role in the copper value chain.  As a key supplier to the building industry, KME offers a wide range of exceptional copper and copper alloy product solutions for roofing, cladding, gutters, and downpipes, serving the global market. KME's durable TECU® copper products offer a multitude of unique possibilities and include TECU® Gold aluminum alloy roof and facade cladding panels. The striking natural surfaces of copper and copper alloys are employed to achieve singular design elements. Prefabricated system elements are offered in a wide variety of solutions, encompassing everything from free-form designs to the simple and economical cladding of larger areas.


9. Hunter Douglas Architectural, Netherlands

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Hunter Douglas Architectural

Established as a division of Hunter Douglas in 1969, Hunter Douglas Architectural specializes in architectural products for commercial buildings. Its innovative solutions include sun control systems, ceilings, and façade systems. With a global presence spanning over 100 countries, Hunter Douglas Architectural has an extensive portfolio which caters to diverse industries such as healthcare, education, hospitality, and corporate environments. Its product line includes 84R linear roll formed aluminum facade panels, which consists of 84 mm wide roll formed round edge panels that can be simply clicked to a carrier system to form eye catching horizontal or vertical lines. 


10. Rigidized Metals Corporation, United States

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Rigidized Metals Corporation

Rigidized Metals Corporation has been in business since 1940. It is a leader in the development, production, and fabrication of deep-textured, three-dimensional metals used in both interior and exterior architectural and design applications. Its fabrication process adds strength, impact resistance, and the ability to hide scratches while allowing for down-gauging, resulting in lighter, longer-lasting products and reduced maintenance costs. Its InvariMatte® metal cladding with a matte texture for exterior facades is an engineered metal finish which features a matte micro-texture that is non-directional, low gloss, uniformly textured, and naturally cleaning, with a dull bead blast appearance.


11. Móz Designs, United States

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Moz Designs

Contemporary metal products are designed and fabricated at Móz Metals and Architectural Products in Oakland, CA. Its collection of sophisticated materials and patterns, such as gradients, metallics, and neutrals, is a result of continuous experimentation with cutting-edge tooling, engravings, and equipment. Its Laser-cut metal sheets with customized perforation patterns is a versatile collection of laser-cut metal sheets offers a unique design solution for both interior and exterior spaces.  The intricate patterns provide a balance of texture and transparency to create aesthetic feature walls, partitions, or exterior facades. 


12. elZinc®, Spain

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Aurélien Chen photography

ElZinc® is produced by Asturiana de Laminados S.A., one of the world's largest producers of zinc coils and sheets. The company maintains close and personalized relationships with its customers to ensure successful project outcomes. Its professionals are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products that meet the market's most demanding requirements. ElZinc® is present in over 50 countries and offers a wide range of surface finishes on the market. ElZinc Slate® cladding panels with prepatinated weathered finish have a similar appearance to naturally weathered zinc. Rather than waiting for years to achieve this look, elZinc Slate® undergoes a non-polluting phosphate treatment that provides it with a uniform appearance while maintaining its original properties.


13. Trimo, Slovenia

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Trimo is a leading providers of building envelope solutions. With over 60 years of experience and projects realized worldwide, its engineering, production, and sales teams provide highly efficient, innovative, and sustainable solutions to meet clients' most varied needs. Trimo sells its products and services across more than 60 countries worldwide and has production facilities in Slovenia and Serbia. Qbiss One modular metal cladding panels is a prefabricated modular metal wall system that offers an architectural alternative to conventional built-up wall systems. Qbiss One is available in flat or curved options, with recessed or flush joints, and can be installed in various orientations.


14. RHEINZINK, Germany

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Founded in Germany, RHEINZINK has been producing metal cladding since 1966. Specializing in zinc roofing, façade systems, and guttering solutions, the products are noted for their durability, sustainability, and aesthetic appeal, serving both residential and commercial projects worldwide. Its product range includes RHEINZINK zinc cladding seam and panel systems, which can be produced in various shapes for building envelopes. 


15. Elval Colour, Greece

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Elval Colour

Elval Colour offers a range of products like etalbond®, ENFTM, and orofe®, coated in customizable colors with functional coatings like agraphon® and arypon®. These contribute significantly to sustainable building design, reducing primary energy consumption while enhancing appearance and longevity. With a commitment to environmental performance, Elval Colour's products are fully recyclable, fostering sustainability in building facades and roofing. With over 40 years of expertise, they provide tailored advice on product selection and specification. The company manufactures noted products like etalbond® colored metal cladding with insulating properties.


16. Metadecor, Netherlands

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Plantsoen Leiden (NL)

Founded in the Netherlands, Metadecor is a leading producer of metal cladding. Specializing in architectural metal solutions, Metadecor offers innovative cladding products for commercial and residential buildings worldwide. Expertise lies in creating bespoke metal facades, ceilings, and sunscreens. With a commitment to quality craftsmanship and sustainability, Metadecor's products are renowned for their reliability and longevity. The company produces MD Formatura customizable 3D metal cladding panels in aluminum, steel and corten steel.


17. Aluform, Germany

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With a focus on innovation and quality, Aluform specializes in producing high-performance architectural metal solutions for both commercial and residential projects worldwide. Its extensive product range includes facade systems, rainscreen cladding, and bespoke metal panels, such as FalzRipp® standing seam waterproof aluminum cladding panels. FalzRipp® is a high-quality aluminum standing seam system which is suitable for waterproofing both roofs and facades. It is ideal for use as a watertight covering for facades and roofs thanks to the zipped connection of the individual sheets and the fact that the sheets are supplied in one length without transverse overlaps. 


18. Uginox, Switzerland

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Pascal Tournaire

Uginox is part of Aperam, a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with customers in over 40 countries. In addition to its industrial network, spread over six production facilities in Brazil, Belgium and France, Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce low carbon footprint stainless and special steels from biomass, stainless steel scrap and high performance alloys scrap. Its products include UGINOX stainless steel cladding panels for versatility and corrosion resistance, a 100% recyclable product.


19. VMZINC, France

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Specializing in zinc architectural solutions, VMZINC offers a diverse range of products for both commercial and residential applications worldwide. With a rich history of craftsmanship and innovation, VMZINC is renowned for its high-quality, sustainable, and visually striking cladding systems. Its expertise extends to façades, roofing, and interior applications, manufacturing products like QUARTZ-ZINC® treated natural zinc cladding panels with aged patina.


20. Euramax Coated Products, Netherlands

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David Lotrič for SADAR+VUGA

Euramax creates cladding materials for mobility and architectural customers, and has been doing so since 1969. Euramax is a close-knit team of skilled specialists with partnerships of more than fifty years. The company supplies high-quality cladding material that determines the appearance of the end product, shipped worldwide, products such as Aluminum cladding panels with EuraMica sparkling finishes which reflect their own color or that of the base coat, and causes a fascinating color variation that changes upon viewing angle and incidence of light.


21. Alumil S.A, Greece

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Alumil S.A

Alumil is renowned for its innovation, quality, and sustainability, with a global presence spanning 70 countries. Alumil has over 30 years of experience specializing in the design, manufacture, and distribution of a diverse range of aluminum products for the construction industry. Its extensive product portfolio includes windows, doors, curtain walls, and shading systems, tailored to meet the needs of both residential and commercial projects. Its products include SMARTIA Barcode aluminum cladding with various profile patterns that can be combined with LED lighting strips, wood planks and with each other.


22. Ironbound Steel, Canada

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James Brittain for Mackay Lyons Sweetapple

Ironbound Weathering Steel, with over 12 years of expertise, specializes in supplying, designing, engineering, and fabricating custom architectural weathering steel systems. Originally a division of Keel Architectural Products, it emerged as a standalone entity to cater to the unique needs of commercial and residential projects. Recognizing the importance of a comprehensive product range, Ironbound has cultivated strong relationships with manufacturers, suppliers, and processors across North America and Europe. Ironbound weathering steel corrosion-resistant cladding panels is characterized by a matte patina developed over time to give steel a distinguished, brass-like appearance. It is a material that can be expected to last up to 100 years.


23. Elemex, Canada

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Elemex offers products designed to maximize design flexibility and durability. Its range includes Alumitex high strength low weight aluminum alloy sheets which integrates seamlessly with this and other facade systems. The Alumitex™ System has been proven to meet or exceed industry code standards throughout North America.


24. TBK Metal, China

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TBK Metal

TBK Metal is a Chinese architectural metal fabricator which specializes in the production of perforated metal cladding panels. With a focus on precision and quality craftsmanship, it has become a leading provider of architectural solutions. Utilizing advanced technology, TBK Metal produces durable, weather-resistant, and visually striking panels. Its perforated metal cladding panels for commercial exteriors are crafted from high-quality metal and feature precision-cut perforations that create a unique and striking aesthetic.


25. Aluinvent, Hungary 

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Aluinvent is a small R&D company with special focus on aluminium foaming. Located in northern Hungary, Aluinvent blends metal processing traditions of the region with modern technologies. Using secondary recycled raw materials Aluinvent converts them into metalfoam products with special focus on architectural panels, such as its noted LO exterior mill finish aluminum cladding panels in multiple colors.