Werner Heitzelmann and Jürgen Vieser set up the company ALCO as partners of the firm and put a new anodising line into operation.
Meanwhile the name ALCO was changed into the company name ALBEA aluminium treatment. The first mechanical production unit is put into operation in the first new hall.
The second production hall is built and a powder coating line for aluminium and steel is put into operation. ALBEA takes over the insolvent company Börre Börressen and its 150 employees in the Seelbach/Baden. Now, the new company is called: ALBEA industrial plates and treatment techniques Ltd. . Both production sites, Schuttern and Seelbach employ 300 workers.
Werner Heitzelmann takes over the shares and the company management in Schuttern. Jürgen Vieser takes over the company management in Seelbach.
Legal and organisational separation of the mechanical production ALBEA aluminium treatment Ltd.) and of the subcontracting production (ALBEA surface techniques Ltd.) in Schuttern By starting the first automatically subcontracting anodising line the anodising capacity is doubled. The next- production hall is built.
Modernizing of the powder-coating- line by using an automatic pre- treatment and conveyer-line. The production capacity increases by 50%.
1998 bis 2002
An area of 4000 sq.m. is gained by outsourcing the stock and the mechanical production in new buildings. The departments of raw materials stock, sawing, punching and milling- treatments are placed there.
A second automated line for zinc phosphate coating, chromate coating, anodising and electrolytic gloss extends the product range.
Expansion of the stock capacity by 800 sq.m. with a new warehouse for raw and manufactured goods.
Renovation and automation of our third anodising- line. Thereby expansion of the daily capacity up to 12000 sq. m.
Installation of an automatic storage system for aluminium extrusions with a capacity of 1000 racks and with direct link to sawing department.
Installation of new powder coating department with a daily capacity of 5000 sqm.