Metalwërks, a leading U.S. manufacturer of precision high-performance metal plate exterior façade systems, has recently been named one of only a handful of American distributors and fabricators of Metawell, an innovative developer and manufacturer of aluminum lightweight panels for exterior wall cladding. Based in the German state of Bavaria, Metawell develops panels that utilize a composite assembly of solid aluminum skins bonded to an engineered corrugated aluminum spacer core. Elements are offered in flat or curved configurations that are light on weight and heavy on strength.

The partnership with Metawell enables Metalwërks to supply the marketplace with a unique building product that can replace and improve aluminum composite material panels, making more readily available a solution that has none of the adverse impacts from plastics, toxicity and combustibility.

“Metalwërks is excited to add the Metawell materials to our product offering,” said Stephen Scharr, president and director of business development for Metalwërks. “This material adds a high-quality, pre-finished option to our arsenal of panel substrates. The flexibility, stiffness and durability of the Metawell panels complement our plate offerings perfectly. The people at Metawell have proven to be serious and responsive, and they share our values in supplying the highest quality in construction products.”

Metawell products are pre-finished, extremely lightweight, easy to install and offer superior flatness and strength. The solutions are distinct from the current lineup of superior metal plate products from Metalwerks, but taken together, the two product families deliver key benefits.

“Metawell is already renowned for their aluminum lightweight products, which emphasize functionality with economy,” Scharr added. “The Metawell planks come to our facility pre-finished with an architectural-grade coating system so that production efficiency is optimized. Similarly, Metalwërks products are lauded for their strength, formability and ability to be used in almost any architectural creation. It’s a synergy that is poised to drive value for key stakeholders charged with identifying the right building product for their project – from the architect to the designer to the specifier to the building owner.”

Metalwërks will focus its distribution efforts on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. Starting immediately, Metalwërks will begin taking orders on Metawell products, with distribution anticipated in Q3 2023.

Between April 17-21, Metawell presented its products at the BAU 2023 trade show in Munich. Metalwërks was in attendance and participated in a day of factory training at Metawell’s Neuborg facility.

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