At EXAL, our mission is to:
The EXAL Group is the largest manufacturer of impact extruded aluminum containers in the world. While the company has reached its global leadership position in a relatively short period of time, the business had a very modest beginning. From the onset the organization was driven by a commitment to be the very best.
EXAL Corporation was founded in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1993 by Delfin Gibert, who now serves as a member of the EXAL Board of Directors. The goal was to bring state-of-the-art impact extruded aluminum container manufacturing technology to North America. At that time, there was a growing demand for a new source of high quality, high value, competitively priced impact extruded containers. Today, EXAL North America is the largest impact extruded container manufacturer in the region with 16 production lines housed in two buildings, totaling almost 500,000 square feet of manufacturing area. The Youngstown campus is also home to EXAL’s lightweight aluminum coil manufacturing technology known as Coil-to-Can or C2C.
In 1997, EXAL expanded into Latin America, building a high tech impact extruded aluminum container manufacturing facility in Pilar, Argentina, outside of Buenos Aires. Modeled after the original EXAL plant in North America, the facility has been expanded several times and serves key global customers that operate in the Latin American region.
In 2002, EXAL entered the third party contract manufacturing business by acquiring the manufacturing operations of The Gillette Company (now Procter & Gamble) located in Garin, outside of Buenos Aires. The business, now known as EXAL Packaging, serves many strategic customers and is the largest independent third party manufacturer of aerosols and liquids in the entire Latin American region.
In 2004, EXAL entered the European market by acquiring Boxal, the largest manufacturer of impact-extruded packaging in that region, from Alcan, Inc. The European assets were sold in 2012 to Ardagh Group, a global packaging group headquartered in Luxembourg. The proceeds of the sale of EXAL Europe are being used to expand EXAL’s presence in Latin America and Asia, thus increasing the company’s ability to support the growth strategies of global and regional customers in rapidly emerging markets.
In 2013, EXAL expanded into Brazil, building a state of the art impact extruded aluminum container manufacturing facility in Itupeva, Brazil, just outside of Sao Paulo. This facility will support many local brands as well as our global customers that operate in Brazil.
Also in 2013, EXAL started the construction of the world's most modern and energy efficient slug making plant in Puerto Madryn, Argentina which is in the southern part of the country on the border of the Patagonia region. This plant will utilize EXAL's alloy technology and will also have the lowest carbon footprint of any slug plant in the world. The plant will begin producing slugs in the second quarter of 2014.
EXAL Group has a strategic plan that includes aggressive expansion into new geographies over the next few years.