ABOUT CUPRUM

We are a Mexican company, founded in 1948 in Monterrey Mexico, dedicated to transforming and commercializing aluminum.
With more than 60 years of experience in the industry, we have become the largest aluminum extruder in Latin America. With the support of a solid team, we have been able to consolidate ourselves in Mexico as leaders in the production of ladders and prefabricated windows. Also, through the nation’s largest chain of stores, we have become leaders in the commercialization of aluminum foil. Abroad, we are the most important ladder marketer in Canada and Latin America; in the United States we are the second most relevant.

We are the largest aluminum
extruder in Latin America

MISSION

Through continuous improvement, provide innovative aluminum solutions that exceed our customers, shareholders and employees’ expectations; in a cost-effective and sustainable manner.

VISION

To be the leading aluminum solutions business group in the market. The way to achieve this is through strong values, integrity, customer orientation, leadership, collaboration, innovation, continuous improvement, quality of life, efficiency and effectiveness.

Strategic Objectives

To attract, develop and retain talent that ensures growth and Business continuity

To provide customers with service and 100% satisfaction.

To duplicate the EBITDA every 5 years and achieve Double-digit Operating Income / Assets

To innovate through a wide range of products and services

To be a sustainable and socially responsible company

Principles

Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our partners.

We trust our colleagues and empower them to create value

We meet the current and future needs of our customers

We treat suppliers as ethical and valuable business partners

Wherever we are located, we strive to care for the community and the environment.

In order to generate superior and repeatable value, we respect our principles and think as business owners.

Values

I do the right thing. Integrity: It’s a personal choice and commitment to think, say and act based on Company values and principles

I value and consider! Respect: Recognize self value and that of others, while considering the dignity and compliance of our rules.

Goodbye to ego. Humility: Recognize individual strengths and weaknesses, using them to act for the common good

Do your thing! Unconditional responsibility: A collaborator or organization’s commitment to their action’s accountability; by accepting responsibility for results in a transparent manner

1948
Operations began

Operations began in Monterrey with a 170-ton press that manufactured copper profiles, giving way to its name Cuprum. Soon after, the company began to focus its energy on manufacturing aluminum profiles.

1962
Aluminum ladders manufacturing commences.

Aluminum ladders manufacturing commences.

1984
Ladder exportation.

Ladder exportation to the United States begins.

1986
Start of fiberglass ladders manufacturing.

Start of fiberglass ladders manufacturing.

1989
Acquisition of Cuprum by Grupo IMSA resulting in IMSALUM division.

Acquisition of Cuprum by Grupo IMSA resulting in IMSALUM division.

1994
Window manufacturing begins.

Window manufacturing begins.

1995
Acquisition of 9 Alutodo stores.

Acquisition of 9 Alutodo (aluminum, glass and accessories) stores.

1998
Acquisition of Alcomex

Acquisition of Alcomex, Industrial profile manufacturer and seller.

1998
Alliance with Emerson Inc. is forged.

Louisville Ladder Group, LLC in created in United States after an alliance with Emerson Inc. is forged.

2004
Acquisition of Louisville Ladder Group, LLC.

Acquisition of 100% of Louisville Ladder Group, LLC.

2005
Verzatec separates from Grupo IMSA

Verzatec separates from Grupo IMSA

2008
Acquisition of Metales Diaz

Acquisition of Metales Diaz, a chain of 9 stores that sell sheets and profiles to end users.

2010
Cuprum separates from Verzatec

Cuprum separates from Verzatec

2011
Alcon is acquired.

Continental Aluminum (Alcon), a chain of 10 stores, is acquired.

2011
Acquisition of Grupo Metro Aluminio.

Acquisition of Grupo Metro Aluminio (6 stores).

2011
Merger with Aluminio Conesa provided vi Elementia

Merger with Aluminio Conesa provided vi Elementia, adding 2 plants and 1 retail store to the Group.

2011
NAFLEX is acquired.

NAFLEX assents an aluminum foil manufacturer is acquired.

2012
Mercantil Gómez Lozano is acquired.

Mercantil Gómez Lozano, a chain of 8 stores is acquired.

2012
Distribuidora de Aluminio Industrial is aquired.

Distribuidora de Aluminio Industrial, a company with 3 services centers is aquired.

2012
Aluminio y Accesorios de Monterrey is acquired.

Aluminio y Accesorios de Monterrey is acquired (3 stores).

2012
Aluminios Galgo is incorporated.

Aluminios Galgo, a chain of 9 stores, is incorporated.

2013
Century Industries is acquired.

Century Industries assets in United States is acquired through Louisville Ladder Inc.

2014
Lite Ladder and Featherlite is acquired.

Lite Ladder and Featherlite is acquired in Canada.

2015
Grupo CAP is acquired.

Grupo CAP is acquired (7 stores).

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Commercial presence
more than 40 countries with more than 6,000 employees.
3

aluminum
profile plants

3

Profile Distribution
Centers

70

Arquitectural
stores

1

windows
plant

3

Value added
plants (FAB)

9

Metal
shops (MD)

2

Plants
Ladder Distribution Centers

6

CEDIS
Ladder US

2

Sales
offices

4

Sheet
Distribution Centers

4

Sheet
Service Centers

1

Foil
Packaging Plant

1

China
Purchasing Office

Corporate Structure

Operations began in Monterrey with a 170-ton press that manufactured copper profiles, giving way to its name Cuprum. Soon after, the company began to focus its energy on manufacturing aluminum profiles.

Ladders

We specialize in designing and manufacturing ladders (with supplies received from Construction Solutions) for sale in Mexico, United States and Canada.

Sheet Products

We complement the offer for industrial customers in the flat metals segment. In this unit we commercialize flat products purchased from third parties that are then transformed and adapted to our customers’ specifications.

Automotive

We satisfy the demand for the products and services required by the automotive industry to deal with global challenges; all this, through aluminum extrusion and high pressure HPDC injection technology solutions.

Construction and Industrial Solutions

We are dedicated to the extrusion and casting of aluminum used in profile production. This division transforms the profiles into windows and distributes the profiles to the other business units so that they may be used for different solutions and products. It also, supervises the distribution and commercialization of profiles through our network of stores which provide services to end users.

We serve the industry’s requirements through specialized aluminum shapes, customizing the profiles we receive from Construction Solutions through cutting, bending, punching (drilling) and machining (clean finished) processes. By using die casting technology, we produce accurately dimensioned, sharply defined, smooth or textured-surface aluminum parts.

This division also assists its customers by using the nine points specialized in the industry.

Segments

Cuprum is strategically positioned in the production of goods for intermediate and final use, vertically integrated from the midstream segment to the downstream, in what is known as the midmarket multi-core.

Upstream
Upstream

Activities related to mining and metallurgy.

Midstream
Midstream

Aluminum casting into different alloys.

Downstream
Downstream

Manufacturing of consumer products.