KALZIP – „Museum Lausanne“

25,000 m² of Culture

In 2022, a futuristic building complex named Plateforme 10 was opened in the Swiss city of Lausanne, merging two museums under one roof. It houses the Elysée Photo Museum and the mudac, a Museum of Design and Contemporary Art. This newly created art district provides visitors of all generations with over 25,000 m² to explore the diversity and various types of art in the fields of visual arts, photography, and design. The structure, designed by Portuguese architect Aires Mateus, combines geometric shapes with carefully selected surface materials to provide a futuristic look. The building has a light corridor that serves as the entrance to both museums, as well as a reception area, a bookshop and a cafeteria

At first glance futuristic, sustainable at second

The building’s exterior facade might appear plain at first sight, but hidden behind the walls is a unique shed roof made of aluminium profile panels from Kalzip. The roof with its striking jagged profiles is only visible from an aerial view or from the surrounding residential buildings. Despite its unconventional appearance, it fulfils a functional purpose, as the south-facing sloping surfaces house photovoltaic modules on the standing seam profiles, which supply the museums with sustainable electricity and ensure an excellent energy balance. To bring daylight into the mudac on the first floor, windows were added to the north side of the aluminium shed roofs. Upon entering the exhibition space, visitors are greeted with an open room atmosphere, highlighting the geometric design language of the interior architecture.


Waterproof planning on the model.

The complex roof structure with its horizontal and inclined surfaces required detailed planning. Kalzip’s standard roof system was modified to accommodate the integration of windows. Instead of the typical crimping of the standing seam profiles at the seams, the profiled sheets with a width of 65/500 were welded at the bending point, ensuring a waterproof, tight transition between the horizontal and inclined roof surfaces. In Switzerland, aluminium is less frequently used for roofs due to its different welding properties compared to copper or zinc. However, the processing characteristics of Kalzip’s aluminium profiled sheets were ideal for the project requirements, which demanded a column-free roof structure with pre-stressed steel beams. To address the challenges of mitre cutting and welding the trapezoidal profile panels, a model was first created to fine-tune the details with the owners and architects.


A lightweight meeting all requirements.

To minimize welding work on the construction site, a specialized contractor with expertise in the now-rare welding of aluminium seams prefabricated most components in a nearby workshop. These pre-made elements were then delivered to the construction site and installed. This allowed the final roof system, consisting of Kalzip’s standard roof components, including trapezoidal steel profiles, composite clips to fix the profiled sheets and provide insulation space, and the prefabricated aluminium profiled panels, to be fitted efficiently and with ease of installation. The entire roof system, including the trapezoidal sheets, insulation, and aluminium panels, weighs only about 13 kilograms per square meter, and is significantly lighter than a traditional flat roof which would weigh around 70 kilograms per square meter. The aluminium roof panels were coated with AluPlusPatina Eloxal Natur to meet the city’s requirement not to dazzle residents with potential reflections from the aluminium roof.

As a result, the new cultural district in Lausanne not only impresses visitors with its futuristic design but also, like all Kalzip projects, stands out for its functionality, sustainability, and maintenance-free durability.

Considered with care. KALZIP.


Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beauregard
Kalzip Marketing
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 0
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com


Roofing materials are always a hot topic, and rightly so. Specifiers are seeking durable, effective and aesthetically pleasing roof’s that are also cost-effective. As such, zinc is often touted as an effective material, but in this feature, Adrian Whitefoot, Technical Services Manager at Kalzip, explains why aluminium may be the perfect solution above all else.

A more affordable roofing material?

Cost is something that simply cannot be overlooked when it comes to specifying for buildings, and in this area, aluminium is tough to compete with. Compared to zinc, aluminium is generally more affordable both in terms of material cost and installation expenses, making it a much more attractive option, particularly when installing multiple roofs, or roofs with a large surface area.



The lightweight nature of aluminium makes it a dream to work with during installation. Its low density simplifies transportation, reduces structural requirements, and eases the burden on the underlying building structure. This advantage not only streamlines the installation process but also opens up opportunities for installation on a wider range of structures. Aluminium roofs are a particularly suitable choice for retrofit projects where weight considerations are . We offer various thickness options: FalZinc 0.7mm/1.0mm and Kalzip AluPlusZinc.

Impressive Durability

Durability is a crucial factor when evaluating roofing materials, and aluminium excels in this domain. It boasts remarkable resistance to corrosion, ensuring that it withstands the test of time even in harsh environmental conditions – especially useful for projects in locations. Aluminium roofs offer excellent durability and can function as intended from  25 to 50 years and beyond, providing reliable protection and peace of mind. This longevity translates into cost savings over the roof’s lifespan, as fewer repairs and replacements are required.


Low Maintenance

Aluminium offers building managers a much lower level of maintenance requirements, unlike Zinc, which actually requires periodic inspections of the patina that zinc develops. The natural oxide layer that forms on the surface of aluminium acts as a protective barrier, preventing further oxidation and corrosion. This attribute not only saves time and effort but also minimises maintenance costs over the roof’s lifespan. Ultimately, a roof that offers hassle-free care means one less thing to worry about over the course of its lifetime.


Versatility and Design Flexibility

Aluminium’s malleability opens a world of design possibilities, making it an architect’s dream. Its flexibility allows for various roof configurations and complex designs. Whether it’s a curved roof, intricate detailing, or unique architectural styles, aluminium can be easily shaped and formed to meet the desired vision. This versatility ensures that aluminium roofs seamlessly integrate with the overall aesthetic of any structure. In fact, in a recent project from Kalzip, an aluminium roof resembling the shape of an avocado was achieved, complete with a central cut out to allow lighting over a grove below.


Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Aluminium roofs contribute to energy efficiency and sustainability goals. Their reflective properties help reduce heat absorption, keeping the interior cooler and reducing the reliance on air conditioning systems. Additionally, aluminium is a recyclable material, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Recycled aluminium retains its original properties, reducing the need for virgin materials and conserving valuable resources. Beyond that, we offer a fully roof-integrated solar solution and a NatureRoof system to fulfil our sustainable product range.

Kalzip is one of the leading suppliers of aluminium building envelopes, producing roof and facade systems on state-of-the-art roll forming machines since 1968. To date, more than 100 million square metres of Kalzip profiled sheets have been installed worldwide.

Kalzip building systems meet the highest standards in terms of building physics and design for the realisation of roofs and facades which are both functional and visually fascinating. Discover the innovative and creative possibilities of Kalzip building envelopes and be inspired by the durable and versatile system solutions that Kalzip offers by visiting www.kalzip.com/en.

Energy-efficient thanks to the E-Clip

Sustainable building envelopes include roof constructions that are designed to reduce heat loss and promote energy efficiency within new and existing buildings The fully patented E-clip by Kalzip is designed to provide minimal thermal bridging through the Kalzip system and contributes to a highly effective thermal insulation layer and simultaneously provides excellent load-bearing capacity.

In response to the increased requirements of the previously introduced statutory guidance document: Conservation of Fuel and Power : Approved Document L
Kalzip introduced its patented E-Clip 20 years ago. Previously only available as a full-metal version, the updated version now offers a range of advantages due to its construction. The steel insert ensures excellent load-bearing capacity and stability of the clip. The steel insert is injection moulded with a glass fibre-reinforced, UV-resistant polyamide that is made from 100 percent recycled material and ensures that the E-Clip has significantly lower thermal conductivity than its predecessor.


Proven Improvement in U-Value

In order to comply with the U-values prescribed in the Approved Document L and to comply with future changes with legislation on our journey to tackle energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, a sustainable and flexible thermally efficient roof construction is needed – without neglecting the design aspects of the architecture. With the enhanced and officially approved Kalzip E-Clip, various roof geometries can be realised that easily comply with the required statutory guidance Depending on the roof structure, the height of the E-Clips, and the thermal conductivity of the insulation, corresponding U values are achieved. For instance, the E-Clip achieves a U-value of less than 0.16 W/(m2K) in a standard insulated Kalzip roof construction. With our additional roof systems Duo Plus E and Duo E, the values can be improved: installed on a walkable insulation, the thermal performance of the roof structure with E-Clip can be improved to achieve U Values less than 0.13 W/(m2K). Compared to the thermal bridging effect of the metal clip, the heat loss is approximately 30 percent lower for almost all constructions utilising Kalzip E clips.


Secure and Easy Installation

For the development of the E-Clip, the aspect of ease of installation was also considered in addition to improving U-value performance The steel insert not only ensures a stable clip and excellent load-bearing capacity for the roof construction, but also offers safety during installation: the torque-oriented SDK screws facilitate an easy and secure installation of the E-Clips to various substrates. Thanks to the symmetrical clip head, the Kalzip profile sheet can easily and quickly installed. The polyamide coating of the clips allows the Kalzip sheets to expand and contract unrestricted making the installation of long Kalzip sheets easier. In terms of fire performance, the Kalzip system achieves a classification of B[Roof]T4 when tested to EN13501-5


With the E-clip, various roof geometries can be realized without disregarding the legal requirements of the GEG.
(Photos: Kalzip GmbH)


Yannick de Beauregard
Marketing Kalzip GmbH
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz
Tel: +49 261 9834 -217
Mail: yannick.gouder-de-beauregard@kalzip.com
Web: www.donges-group.com

Brandrevier GmbH
Beate Kranen
Gemarkenstr. 138a
45147 Essen
E-Mail: kranen@brandrevier.com
Telefon: +49 (0) 201 874293-14

KALZIP – „The Lighthouse“ in Aarhus

“The Lighthouse” in Aarhus, Denmark’s tallest residential building with an unusual roof shape.

The artificially created district near the centre of the Danish port city Aarhus offers spacious new living space. The latest construction project, “The Lighthouse,” contributes significantly to this by adding 400 new apartments to the housing market. As the name promises, the building rises majestically like a lighthouse on the southeastern shore of the harbour area, and it is also Denmark’s tallest residential building.

Small roof, extensive planning effort, and an additional floor.

The building captivates with its unique architecture, especially the organic and geometric shapes of the roof, facades, and balconies. Particularly striking is the parallelogram footprint of the building, rounded on two opposite sides. The realization of this design was a challenge that Robert Thiebes of Kalzip mastered with confidence, using specialized software and on-site data collection. Particularly innovative are the diagonal standing seam profiles of the roof terrace, which allow for efficient rainwater drainage while also serving as a stylistic highlight. During the structural calculations, it was discovered that an additional floor was possible, perfectly suited for creating a sophisticated gastronomy and viewpoint for visitors at 142 meters above ground.

Roll-formed and twisted

Innovative techniques were necessary to implement the curved transition from the roof to the facade. Each individual standing seam profile of the building was numbered and prefabricated in advance, then specifically bent and twisted according to its designated location. As always, this required precise millimetre work, leaving no room for errors. The installation of the complex, 3D curved KALZIP XT panels with a certain angle of inclination posed the biggest challenge, as there was only a few centimetres of leeway for installation.


A wind-resistant challenge

The “Lighthouse” presented special challenges during planning and construction, especially due to limited storage space because of the surrounding buildings and proximity to the water. Consequently, all materials were stored in the neighbouring port docks. Transporting the standing seam profiles from Koblenz to Aarhus was a logistical masterpiece. To protect the different angles of inclination of the profile panels, they had to be stacked on pallets with special spacers. A crane transported these pallets to the roof. Due to the height and resulting wind suction, the unused standing seam profiles had to be secured with tension straps.

The finishing touch

With the completion of the roof, the exterior shell of the impressive “Lighthouse” building was finalized. The 480m² XT profiles from Kalzip, not visible to visitors, incorporate a sophisticated recess for a maintenance crane. “Despite the relatively small area, the ‘Lighthouse’ roof stands out for its unique and demanding shape, making it a complex and time-consuming challenge,” says Robert Thiebes.


Considered with care. KALZIP.


Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beauregard
Kalzip Marketing
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 0
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com



Close to Balmoral Castle, in the Scottish Highlands, the now multi-award-winning office building and community café by Moxon Architects fits harmoniously into what is now woodland. Decades of use of this environment as a quarry have left an impressive and unique landscape structure at the site, which inspired the Aberdeenshire architectural team to create its distinctive lines. The aim was to create a harmonious unity with the surroundings through design and materials.

A design shows Kantefen.

A special aspect of the design was the low roof line, which could be implemented with Kalzip aluminium roofing – also in terms of material a perfect combination with the otherwise used wood from the region. Stylish and discreet, the roof design is a key aesthetic element, particularly due to its vertical use in this building to dramatically highlight key wall areas, including the café entrance. The roof line, runs parallel to the edge of the slope above and overall takes on an important role in the visual perception.


Form follows Function

But it was not only aesthetics that played a decisive role in the choice of a Kalzip aluminium roofing system, but also the issues of sustainability and, last but not least, the demanding climate of the region. Visually, they wanted to reflect the rural tradition, but in a sophisticated, modern way. Kalzip’s standing seam aluminium roof was the first choice here, as aluminium offers a denser finish than the steel or zinc usually used regionally – and it allows a flush appearance to be created with sharper edges. In terms of colour, the choice fell on a HighPerformanceCoating-System (HPC) in RAL 9011 with a 3% gloss level, as a modern homage to the local slate. The choice of colour was also the result of close collaboration with Kalzip.


Harmony with the surroundings

Every aspect was carefully thought through. Aberdeen-based roofing specialist Fowler McKenzie assisted the design team with the technical details to ensure the specification met all the aesthetic details but also the performance requirements of the building. Given Royal Deeside’s potentially harsh winter climate, a Kalzip® snow guard system was fitted, colour co-ordinated of course, to minimise visibility. Rain, on the other hand, is directed from the roof directly into a new marsh and wetland area and is an example of sustainable integration of building and landscape conservation.

Quarry Studios is the winner of the following awards:

  • RIAS Andrew Doolan Award for Best Building in Scotland 2022.
  • Winner of the RIBA National Award 2022
  • Winner of the RIAS Award 2022
  • Winner of the Civic Trust Award 2022
  • Project of the Year ASA Awards 2022
  • Winner of the American Institute of Architects UK Award 2021
  • Winner of the Architects’ Journal Award 2021
  • Winner Scottish Design Award 2021
  • Finalist BCIA Commercial Project of the Year 2021



Considered with care. KALZIP.


Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beauregard
Kalzip Marketing
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 0
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

Movement, transparency, flexibility, sustainability and collaboration – the IOC’s new Olympic House.

Exclusive interview with CEO Andrew Leach

Can you tell us about your path into construction and to your current position…

My introduction into the metal and manufacturing industry, started back in 1996 with British Steel in an automotive role, before moving into the Head Office for International (by this point British Steel was Corus) where my role became focused on sales for international niche products and projects.

In 2009, I was appointed Commercial Manager for International Construction Projects, buying and selling steel construction products to various markets, and it was here, while on secondment to the Middle East, (Corus was by then Tata Steel), I became involved with the Kalzip business.   When I came back to the UK, I became General Manager, UK&I for Kalzip in 2018.  After the sale of Kalzip to Donges Steeltech, I became CEO for Kalzip in December 2021.



Tell us a bit about Kalzip, the types of projects your products get utilised on and markets you operate in…

We are mostly known and recognised for large, bespoke projects such as stadia, airports, or the cladding of the containment arch over Chernobyl.  However, we are present in a lot of different vertical sectors and across many countries around the world.  On a larger scale in the UK&I, we sell into the nuclear and defence sectors and also leisure, retail and education.



I understand the company is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year, that’s quite an achievement, especially considering the turbulent period construction and the wider economy has endured over the last few years – what do you put the company’s longevity and success down to?

This is predominantly down to two things: product quality and our staff.  Ultimately, the product quality has withstood the test of time.  Although we have gone through several iterations of various components, our product has remained high quality and therefore, we remain the product of choice for architects, contractors and our customers.

Meanwhile, we’re very privileged to have passionate and experienced colleagues who pride themselves on the service they provide to our customers and in the design and application of products.


The supply chain has had to deal with the pandemic, volatility in pricing and supply of raw materials etc. How has Kalzip navigated this tricky period and supported customers?

It has certainly been a tricky and challenging time for everyone.  Back in 2020, we implemented the necessary precautions and endeavoured to keep working throughout the pandemic and various lockdowns in different countries, to support the supply chain and our customers as much as possible.

Cost inflation has been an issue for all product suppliers and manufacturers. We mitigated where possible and managed our availability and lead times well, in support of the projects we were committed to.


You offer a wide range of products and systems, how important is Research and Development to Kalzip?

It is of course important to any manufacturer and one we would always like to commit more resources to where possible.  We have made several iterations to our products over the years, which are not always visible to our customers or specifiers but reflect the ongoing optimising and performance of our systems available.  Now, as we plan our way through the Green Economy to Net Zero, we are focusing our efforts on our solar and green roof product offerings, which we believe will become a larger part of our portfolio moving forward.


With this in mind, is there still room for innovation in roof and façade systems? If so, what sort of issues will it address for installers and building owners?

I think there will always be innovation as the regulatory environment and ESG drive us forward, whether it be tighter U-Values and acoustic values, or coverage and output from renewables.  We are always looking at enhancing and extending our solar and green roof offerings accordingly.  We are always looking at how can we help our customers construct and operate buildings more efficiently and safely using our modular system.


It feels like a time of big change for construction with regards to building safety and the establishment of Building Safety Regulator. How has this impacted your role as a manufacturer and supplier with regards to the support you offer and how you interact with contractors?

We have always offered strong support to the project chain from specification through to supply and installation, with a strong portfolio of tested and certified systems.  We expect it will lead to a more robust defence of what is specified in the construction remaining or any proposed changes fulfilling readily comparable criteria.  Our responsibility is to continue to make our certification as robust as possible, ensure we keep on top of marking and improving our digital offering for the golden thread.


Do you feel the Building Safety Regulator will have a positive impact when it comes to improving competency and working practices on projects, and perhaps pushing those who are willing to cut corners to the sidelines?

Any effort to focus on these areas must have a beneficial impact, the balance will be in enforcing regulations without becoming too onerous a burden to the entire project chain.   Construction by its very nature, means working within a time constrained environment, making decisions and changes to mitigate issues as they arise.  I believe this has lead in the past to specification breaking by accident or without realising the differences between different offerings.  Improving competences is therefore a key element of the Building Safety Regulator’s functions.


What about sustainability within construction – whether it’s from a company’s carbon footprint and commitment to recycling etc., or the products that are being specified on projects – do you feel it’s being taken more seriously throughout the supply chain?

Absolutely, requests for information or commitments by the contractors to their overall footprint and that of their supply chain, are gradually working through to the extent that it must be a consideration for all suppliers into construction projects.


Are homeowner and building owner buying habits changing to take sustainability and green credentials into account, or is price still the main driver on projects?

I would say habits are changing to make sustainability and green credentials a key part of the building specification and approval process – and more importantly, early on in the process.  These elements will always then come under scrutiny as the project progresses from contractor bidding, material sourcing, subcontractor procurement and so on.  Whether the focus is on absolute price or value for money varies depending on the project chain, and as above, building competences within the industry are key to driving this to make sure value for the specified performance is achieved.


Speak to most contractors and they’ll point to a lack of skilled labour for projects as a key concern. Is this something Kalzip recognises, and if so, what more do you feel roofing needs to do to not only attract more contractors and installers, but skilled labour to the sector?

We recognise the comments from our customers and the industry in general.  I think there is disparity from the image of working in construction in UK&I, to the reality and apart from roles at architects and engineers’ level, people don’t necessarily see it as an option for a career.  Again, increasing competences, awareness and guidance at a younger age is one part of this.


What’s the most satisfying thing about your job?

Definitely seeing the projects we’ve been involved in around the world come to life.  Especially when you get to point them out to (less interested) family members!


And the most frustrating?

The level of significant change over the last few years as already referenced.  Forecasting and predictions need to flex or change as soon as they are set.


Can you tell me about some of the more interesting projects that you and Kalzip have been involved with? Do you have a favourite?

The Chernobyl arch is one that is regularly mentioned by customers internationally, although I think not that well known as a Kalzip project in the UK.  I am immensely proud for Kalzip to have been involved in the Sandwell Aquatics Centre and Alexander Stadium for the recent Commonwealth games in the UK.


After a challenging, stop-start few years, are there reasons to be hopeful for the roofing sector and wider construction industry as we progress through 2023?

We are certainly positive in Kalzip about the rest of 2023 and moving forward into 2024 and beyond, with a strong pipeline.  As always business adapts to shocks and the construction sector is particularly adept at problem solving, so I don’t expect to see any significant stop-starts on the horizon, but as availability continues to improve and costs become more stable, I am sure we will start to see a more constant environment emerge.


What can we expect from Kalzip over the next decade? How do you see the company developing?

We will continue to build on and enhance our main product and system portfolio looking for sustainable growth in our core markets, as well as increasing our presence in the façade segment.  Our commitment to sustainability and the renewable arena remains and internationally, we will always look to be involved in the major flagship projects.

KALZIP – „University with Added Value.“

Located in the beautiful French coastal town of Dunkirk, one of the four campuses of the Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale (ULCO) specializes in marine research. Due to the aging roof of the main building, a comprehensive renovation process was carried out. The construction work spanned approximately a year, with university operations continuing without disruption during this time.

Particularly to ensure a uniform appearance in combination with the still intact roof surface and not to compromise stability due to the additional weight, the use of aluminium roofing was a firmly defined part of the public contract. The weather-resistant, easy-to-install, and above all, flexible warm roof construction by Kalzip with its innovative standing seam profiles was again able to fully convince in this tender, as the comprehensive complete system includes everything from the fastening material, insulation layer, to the roofing skin, necessary for a swift and targeted renovation.

Thoughtfully Roofed.

At the beginning of the work, the old roof was removed, and the underlying, still intact steel roof truss was used as a substructure to install the new vapor barrier and the mineral thermal insulation. Then, the original roof was repaired over almost 5000m2 with aluminium profile sheets, naturally considering openings for skylights and the integration of a connection for a solar system.

The aluminium profile panels of width 65/305 were fixed using composite clips and then safely folded. This guarantees a penetration-free roofing skin. These innovative composite clips (E-Clips) are designed to provide enough space for the mineral insulation layer with an appropriate build-up height. A compressible thermal insulation fleece, which can be separately removed again during dismantling, provides sustainable insulation. To facilitate potential maintenance work, walkways were installed after completion, and the extensively tested Kalzip roof path system SafetyPlus ensured optimal work safety at lofty heights.


A Wave of Everything: Tradition, Combined with Modern Architecture and Sustainability.

A roof form was deliberately chosen that slopes down to street level on the east side, rises again on the west side, and then breaks like a wave over the main entrance of the university. The resulting homogeneous roof structure reflects daylight, mimics the movements of the water, and from a bird’s eye view, ideally adapits to the given floor plans of the harbor quay and the surrounding streets and buildings.

As with almost all Kalzip projects, the new roof design of the main university building now impresses with the combination of traditional and modern elements and convinces with the use of an aluminium recycling alloy, even in rough coastal climates, with extreme durability and long-term ecological sustainability.


Considered with care. KALZIP.


Kalzip GmbH
Yannick de Beauregard
Kalzip Marketing
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz

Phone: +49 261 9834 0
Fax: +49 261 9834 100

E-Mail: yannick.de-beauregard@kalzip.com

PRESS RELEASE: Anniversary with review of milestones

55 Years of Kalzip

Koblenz-based supplier of roofs, facades and building envelopes made of aluminum and metal celebrates anniversary with review of milestones.

May 2023

Koblenz-based provider of aluminum and metal roofs, facades, and building envelopes celebrates its anniversary by looking back at milestones. Since 1968, Kalzip has been producing roof and facade systems on modern roll-forming equipment. Originally introduced as a product name based on the first owner, the US company Kaiser-Aluminium, Kalzip has since established itself as the synonym for individually manufactured standing seam roofs internationally. With various innovative products and services, the company has been able to realize many prestigious projects in its 55-year history and thus record some milestones in its history. To appropriately honor the company’s anniversary, various actions are planned, including a temporarily modified logo, a history page, and the Premium Partner Award, which is the focus of the anniversary.


Anniversary Logo – Let’s Go Retro!

At the beginning of the year, a small change on Kalzip’s website and social media channels drew attention to the anniversary: the current logo will be temporarily replaced. The combination of two old logos shows the cross-section of the original standard profile, with the KAL-ZIP lettering above it. The historically correct split spelling refers to the company’s original name – Kaiser Aluminium. The syllable “Zip” as an abbreviation for “Zipper” describes the zipper principle with which the standard profiles are firmly connected. Thus, the “new old” logo reflects the introduction of the standard profile “KAL-ZIP” in 1968.

History Differently

Instead of a boring historical overview, kalzip.com/history regularly provides new information on the company’s history – short and sweet. For example, the first major construction project in Germany cannot be missing: the aluminum roof on the Nuremberg Congress Hall was installed in 1968 and can still be found on the building today. Another milestone: the move to the Koblenz location, which is still the company’s headquarters today. In chronological order, interested parties can look forward to further exciting sections, such as the construction of the protective cover around the Chernobyl disaster reactor.

Celebrating milestones as they come

Regular updates are posted on the various social media channels to draw attention to Kalzip’s milestones. In a planned video series, long-time Kalzip employees will talk about their most exciting construction projects. In addition to various online actions to draw attention to the company’s anniversary, celebrations will also take place offline. All employees are invited to celebrate 55 years of Kalzip at a big summer party at the headquarters in Koblenz. And the Premium Partner Meeting, including the award ceremony, is also dedicated to the anniversary.



Remained at its core: Since 1968, the headquarters and main production site of Kalzip have been located at the Koblenz site. (Photos: Kalzip GmbH)


The aluminium roof on the Nuremberg Congress Hall was installed in 1968 and is, therefore, the first major construction project of Kalzip in Germany. (Photo: Kalzip GmbH)


Kalzip GmbH
Pressekontakt: Yannick de Beauregard
August-Horch-Str. 20 – 22
56070 Koblenz
Tel:  +49 261 9834 217
Mail: Yannick.Gouder-de-Beauregard@kalzip.com

Brandrevier GmbH
Beate Kranen
Kettwiger Straße 2-10
45127 Essen
Tel.: +49 201 874 293 14
Mail: kranen@brandrevier.com