Founded in 1996, Aluminium Industries is driven by a “what’s next” vision and long-term strategic planning. The organisation has grown through the years to include five brands, on site IP and exquisite customer service.
Today, Ai employs about 100 people through our product brands and service departments. Each Ai brand leads their particular market with innovative products and practical support.
We are proudly Australian yet operate with a global perspective.
The aiFAB team drives innovation. Our people value our customers and meeting their needs. We work together to constantly improve ourselves and our offerings.
Ai is privately and Australian owned. Our leadership team strives to create a work environment that rewards effort and values each and every member, whilst providing enrichment and opportunity. Our people are experienced industry professionals working together to deliver for our customers.
The Melbourne facility features a two-storey gym to support our employees in meeting their wellness goals. In addition to the full complement of weight lifting equipment and cardio machines, GYMai holds fitness classes with trainers two days a week and Pilates with an expert two days a month.
The Ai family is a culturally diverse group melded together and focussed on providing superior outcomes.
In the beginning, Ai provided sourcing services for small to medium end users of extruded products. In 2005, Ai introduced supply to the architectural window and door systems market.
In 2007, Ai acquired Pivotech, a shower door and wardrobe wholesale company with a national network of distributors. Since becoming part of Ai, the product range has broadened and the features continually improved, resulting in significant growth in the fabricator network and their respective sales. A favourite with interior designers and architects, Pivotech’s catalogue of products
In 2009, aiFAB began offering manufacturing services to Ai’s customers. The addition of one CNC machine to our warehouse was soon followed by more.
In 2010, Ai began to research and develop new window suites to meet emerging thermal performance needs. Today, EDGE Architectural Glazing Systems offers architectural window and door systems specifically for Australian conditions. The features satisfy the needs of those involved in specification, fabrication, installation and on-going care and maintenance.
In 2011, Ai relocated to a new, purpose built facility in Dandenong South, occupying two warehouses. However, almost as soon as we had moved in, we had filled the 12,000sqm facilities with all the tools, machinery and equipment needed to produce the products and services of aiFAB, Pivotech and EDGE Architectural.
In 2014, Ai acquired Comtruk ute trays and truck bodies, and Tasman Bull Bars.
In 2016, Ai added two more buildings to our Ordish Road facilities. Comtruk, aiFAB, and EDGE manufacture for customers from 133 Ordish Road, while Pivotech and aiPC continue to operate from 160 Ordish Road. Our Melbourne facilities now cover 20,000sqm, giving us fantastic capacity to service our markets.
In 2020, GLYDE Architectural Acoustic Systems became the fifth brand of Ai. GLYDE Acoustic Sliders have been designed to meet the needs of future learning while overcoming the limitations of other slider systems in the market. They meet stringent DDA requirements and have industry leading acoustic performance credentials.