Turning ideas into reality
At WICONA, we believe in building beyond tomorrow.
Setting industry-leading standards by working towards a circular economy, WICONA provides sustainable aluminium solutions for windows, doors and facades for world-class buildings, globally. United in taking a sustainable approach to everything it does, WICONA’s new solutions contain at least 75% recycled and 95% recyclable material¹ – reducing the material impact on a building’s lifecycle.
Working alongside developers, architects and fabricators worldwide to achieve complex yet realistic building envelope concepts for people and the environment, WICONA is synonymous with specialist know-how and products that meet high technological standards, rigorous system requirements and certified quality.
Reconciling user comfort with environmental requirements is what motivates and drives us daily to develop energy-efficient aluminium system solutions for sustainable building envelopes. In fact, numerous WICONA projects around the world have been awarded internationally recognized certificates for sustainable construction, such as DGNB, LEED or BREEAM.
Over 70 years’ experience
WICONA was founded in 1948 as a business division of Wieland Werke in Ulm. All activities in the areas of research, development, marketing, sales and services are coordinated at the headquarters in Ulm over 70 years, it has grown from what was once a small business into a brand that stands for highly specialized know-how and technical competence in aluminium system solutions.
Innovation is integral to WICONA and with unmatched capabilities in R&D the company is always pushing the dimensional and performance limits of building systems as well as ensuring increased productivity for customers and reduced environmental impact.
Every detail counts at WICONA from comprehensive consultation and planning at the specification stage to providing the perfect processing material and rapid supply, all backed by active technical and digital support right through to installation and beyond. At WICONA, we are convinced that there should be no limits placed on modern architecture. We implement complex building envelopes with special technical challenges for unique structures, in a sustainable and future-oriented way. This is where our strength lies and what forms the foundation for our global success. This is what WICONA stands for.
WICONA belongs to the Norwegian company Hydro, a fully integrated aluminium company with 31,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D.
Norsk Hydro ASA
The Norwegian group Norsk Hydro ASA, with its head office is situated in Oslo, is the market leader in its sector. Hydro is present within all market segments for aluminium, with sales and trading activities throughout the entire value chain. In addition to production of primary aluminium, rolled and extruded products and recycling, Hydro also extracts bauxite, refines alumina and generates energy to be the only 360° company of the global aluminium industry.
Rooted in more than a century of experience in renewable energy, technology and innovation, Hydro is committed to strengthening the viability of its customers and communities, shaping a sustainable future through innovative aluminium solutions. This is why Hydro is constantly working to develop alloys with a low carbon footprint. Currently Hydro offers two series of low-carbon materials through the CIRCAL and REDUXA product lines.
Our purpose is to create a more viable society by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways.
We act with respect for people and the environment and place safety at the heart of our operations.
We break new ground and take measured risks with agility, accountability and foresight.
We work as partners internally and externally to unite competencies and create win-win opportunities.
¹ By using our recycled and low-carbon aluminium Hydro CIRCAL which has one of the smallest CO2 footprints worldwide: 2.3 kg CO2 per kilo of aluminium – compared to the average CO2 emissions of aluminium used in Europe (8.6 kg of CO2 per kilo of aluminium – European Aluminium Association study, 2018); and by using recycled polyamide for our thermal insulation strips – compared with the insulation strips previously used, made of conventional polyamide 6.6; glazing is not included in the calculation