Over the last few decades the brand name of WICONA has developed into a synonym for aluminium profile systems that meet the highest standards. The high technological standards, rigorous system considerations and quality processing of the products, as well as comprehensive services and consultation, all make a significant contribution to the success of the brand. WICONA belongs to the Norwegian company Hydro, a fully integrated aluminium company with 35,000 employees in 40 countries on all continents, combining local expertise, worldwide reach and unmatched capabilities in R&D.
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.
As a systems company with many years of experience, we supply the market with realistic and achievable concepts for people and the environment. Reconciling user comfort with environmental requirements is what motivates and drives us daily in the development of energy-efficient system solutions for sustainable building envelopes. Numerous WICONA projects around the world have already been awarded internationally recognized certificates for sustainable construction, such as DGNB, LEED or BREEAM. It was another important step for us to be able to practice our guiding principle of “sustainability” even more actively.
At WICONA, we are convinced that no limits should be placed on modern building architecture. We implement complex building envelopes with special technical challenges with individual special structures, in a sustainable and future-oriented way. That is our core competence and the basis for our global success. That is what WICONA stands for.
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.
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.