In 1957, the company’s founder Lou Fisher, an innovator and businessman from New-Zealand, invented the world’s first stone chip coated steel roof tiles. In the following five decades this concept has been developed using leading edge technology to enable AHI Roofing to enjoy rapid expansion with four manufacturing plants in four different continents including the European headquarter in Belgium. GERARD brand is part of the global IKO METALS Europe NV. Our owner is IKO Industries, a worldwide enterprise with more than 3,500 employees and more than 25 manufacturing plants around the globe.
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