NAPCO acquires new vertical powder coating system to increase its capacity in response to high demand

22 January 2015

National Aluminium Products Company SAOG (NAPCO), one of the leading extruders of aluminium profiles in the GCC, has announced the acquisition of a new vertical powder coating line to meet the growing demand for high production aluminium-based powder coating systems in the region. To date, NAPCO is the only aluminium extruder in Oman and one of the three companies in the entire GCC capable of addressing the requirement for powder-coated extrusions with profile lengths of up to 8 meters.

The move is in line with the expansion plan of NAPCO, which already has a horizontal powder coating line. The acquisition of the new powder coating system will enable the company to better respond to higher demand for overall coating services and meet specific orders for higher length profiles. Purchased from a leading European supplier, the hi-tech vertical powder coating line provides high production capacity with the ability to economically powder-coat extrusions.

Robert Holtkamp, General Manager, NAPCO, said: “There were many instances in 2014 when we had to turn away customers due to overcapacity. With the addition of a new vertical powder coating system, we will be able to handle the increasing demand in-house and give our customers the NAPCO quality finish. Meeting our customers’ requirements and exceeding their expectations is our top prerogative and the new acquisition only solidifies that objective.”

The new vertical powder coating line will be incorporated with the existing system by September 2015. The new system along with the existing horizontal line will enable NAPCO to accommodate up to 27,000 metric tons per year.