• 1940

    During World War 2, bitumen paint-protected iron cladding was used in the UK.

  • 1954

    Lou Fisher observed the bitumen coating process.

  • 1957

    The first Fisher tile was manufactured in Auckland. (The world's first Steel Roof Tile).

  • 1960-1970

    Stone chips refined; overglaze added.

  • 1964

    10-Pan tile was developed.

  • 1967

    Decra interlocking profile developed.

  • 1970

    First export sales

  • 1980

    Acrylic coatings introduced, improving durability

  • 1980-89

    Export Offices in Canada 1981 and Australia 1989

  • 1989

    Decra operations (outside USA) purchased

  • 1989

    USA plant established - Corona, California

  • 1991-98

    Export Offices in Central Europe 1991, Arabian Gulf 1993, Japan 1994 and Hong Kong 1998

  • 1995

    Alu-Zinc Steel Substrate replaces galvanized steel, further extending product life

  • 1998

    Purchased by Tasman Building Products, renamed AHI Roofing

  • 2000-2004

    Export Offices in Slovenia 2000, Poland 2001 and France 2004

  • 2000

    Dedicated export office for Africa Opens

  • 2003

    Purchased by Fletcher Building

  • 2005

    Purchased Plant of former Licensee in Malaysia

  • 2009

    AHI Roofing commissions its newest manufacturing facility at Varpalota, an industrial town in Western Hungary, which will source its key raw materials from New Zealand