During World War 2, bitumen paint-protected iron cladding was used in the UK.
Lou Fisher observed the bitumen coating process.
The first Fisher tile was manufactured in Auckland. (The world's first Steel Roof Tile).
Stone chips refined; overglaze added.
10-Pan tile was developed.
Gerard interlocking profile developed.
First export sales.
Acrylic coatings introduced, improving durability
Export Offices in Canada 1981 and Australia 1989
Gerard operations (outside USA) purchased
USA plant established - Corona, California
Export Offices in Central Europe 1991, Arabian Gulf 1993, Japan 1994 and Hong Kong 1998
Alu-Zinc Steel Substrate replaces galvanized steel, further extending product life
Purchased by Tasman Building Products, renamed AHI Roofing
Export Offices in Slovenia 2000, Poland 2001 and France 2004
Dedicated export office for Africa Opens
Purchased by Fletcher Building
Purchased Plant of former Licensee in Malaysia
AHI Roofing commissions its newest manufacturing facility at Varpalota, an industrial town in Western Hungary, which will source its key raw materials from New Zealand
NEW PROFILE - COMING SOON!!!