Reliance Precast Limited in New Zealand is New SlenderWall Licensee
Smith-Midland Corporation provider of innovative, high-quality proprietary and patented precast concrete products and systems, today announced, Reliance Precast Limited of Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand, as a new licensed producer of its SlenderWall architectural cladding.
“We were looking to find an innovative way to provide a new lightweight panel system to the New Zealand multi-level / commercial building market, and were drawn to SlenderWall. Obtaining this license was the key strategic piece for advancing this greenfield investment,” said Sohan Mittal, Managing Director of Reliance Precast Limited. “Our plant is anticipated to begin full production in the fourth quarter of this year with the first project already scheduled.”
“The addition of Reliance to our family of licensed producers provides an excellent opportunity to continue building on the success and reputation of our architectural precast product,” said Art Miles, President of Easi-Set Worldwide. “The Reliance management team has extensive experience in real estate development, including construction, precast and light gage steel manufacturing, and they will play a pivotal role in expanding the opportunities for SlenderWall in the rapidly growing New Zealand market.”
SlenderWall is a high performance architectural precast composite cladding system, fully compliant with current building codes including fire, windstorm, seismic and thermal requirements. The system is licensed for manufacture to qualified precast concrete companies across North America, and internationally, by Easi-Set Worldwide, a leading product line developer in the precast concrete industry.