Specialist for high-tech surfaces on aluminum and strip metals 

We are specialists in functional and decorative surface coatings on metal coils. From anodising to PVD coating to individually developed lacquer systems, we offer a full range of process technologies from a single source. We are the only company in the world that can refine the product qualities of strip metal in a wide variety of combinations – from anodising to high-vacuum coating (PVD technology) through to two-sided (coil-to-coil) lacquering.

History of Alanod

Over the last decades, our company has grown steadily. The national and international expansion course has made us a globally active and broadly based company over the years. Here are the most important milestones since our foundation in 1975:

Year of foundation

The second coil-to-coil anodising line with a width of 1,000 mm is put into operation

Construction of a 220 m long coil-to-coil production line, which can anodise large coils up to a width of 1250 mm

up to 1986
ALANOD grows successfully and becomes the leading European manufacturer of anodised aluminium

Commissioning of two coil-to-coil PVD coating lines ALBA I and II

ALANOD expands its operations into the UK by taking over METALOXYD - renamed to ALANOD LTD.

Construction of a new production hall with 3000 m² and extension of the administration building by 700 m²

Commissioning of the 3rd coil-to-coil PVD coating line  ALBA III

Purchase of Interpane Solarbeschichtungs GmbH and renaming to ALANOD Sunselect - extension of solar product portfolio

Introduction of environmental management certified in accordance with ISO 14001:2015

ALANOD expands its activities into the US market by acquiring Westlake Metals Industries

ALANOD deepens environmental protection and purchases 'green' electricity from hydropower

Construction of a new solar plant. Commissioning of a new coil-to -coil lacquering line and construction of a PVD coating line ALBA IV

Introduction of energy management certified in accordance with ISO 50001:2011

Creation of a Joint Venture with Xxentria in Taiwan for anodization and PVD coating of rolled metal targeting the growing markets in Asia

ALANOD purchases BlueTec in Germany and broadens its portfolio in the solar heating industry

ALANOD is declared as a climate neutral company and has joined an alliance for development and climate

Purchase of White Metal Surfaces from the company Whiteoptics USA

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ALANOD worldwide

With production sites in Europe, the USA and Asia – as well as 29 sales outlets across every continent – we are present around the world. This means that our customers in over 100 countries can rely on comprehensive service and rapid availability of our products.

Our core values

We pursue a holistic approach based on our high-quality standards and values. The main elements of our strategic framework are a successful portfolio of high-quality, innovative and competitive products, a responsible and sustainable approach to the environment, and social responsibility towards our employees and society.


We are specialists in functional and decorative surface coatings on metal coils. In a specially designed testing and development centre, our products are evaluated, measured and checked, so they are in line with international standards.


With four anodising linesfour PVD linesone lacquering line (as well as three slitting lines) and two cut-to-length lines at our company location in Ennepetal, Germany, we produce functional and 
surface qualities for a wide variety of sectors on an industrial scale.


Our high-quality products are used internationally in the lighting
automotive, decorative and 
 industries. Our products are 
used as surfaces for façades and 
ceilings, signs and name plates, furniture laminates and also in household appliances

Made in Germany

The high quality of our products and services are the cornerstone of our customers' confidence in us. We develop and produce at our location in Germany and thus guarantee process safety and best quality.


In our own test- and development centre with application-specific testing equipment, our products are tested, evaluated, and measured according to international standards.

Quality management

We continuously monitor all our processes. Our Quality Management System is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2015.

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