A Synergy of Skills

Bifem-Paralu is the result of a joint venture in 1994 between the Lebanese Bifem Aluminum and Paralu France, today a member of the Coralu Group, a French manufacturer of glass and aluminum facades, joinery and multi-material railing, employing nearly 800 people in France and England.

Today, the Coralu Holding incorporates Paralu, Rinaldi Structal, Bifem Paralu and Bluntzer SNC. All companies benefit from the synergy of the group, where members benefits from the respective expertise of each company.

The Coralu Group is a European leader in the high-end building façades sector.

This discipline enables the Coralu group to position itself among the three main European players in façades.

Its production sites are all located on the national territory: Rinaldi Structal designs and manufactures aluminum facades for professionals in the French and English markets (Structal UK), Bluntzer façades, complete building envelopes and joinery in wood and mixed wood / aluminum , MDM is the specialist in PVC joinery.

To ensure the distribution of its products, the CORALU Group has 5 sales offices for façade projects, 15 Aliantys sales representatives in France for carpentry professionals and more than 45 Confor’M Habitat and Clair de Baie sales outlets to the general public.

In 2017, the CORALU Group achieved a turnover of 109 million.

Since its establishment in 1971, Paralu has not stopped developing on the French territory revealing technical and commercial challenges. It has progressively proved itself as the market leader in its activity.

Paralu’s factory in Chassagny, near Lyon, covers an area of 16 000m2, has 4 different workshops, and a building dedicated to technical testing of products thanks to its test bench AEV and impact resistance.

Rinaldi Structal is part of the Coralu Group, based in France. Over the past 25 years, Rinaldi Structal has expanded in France and in other European markets, and is indeed now one of the most renowned specialists in windows, curtain walling, and a major cladding contractor in Europe.

Since 1974, Rinaldi Structal occupies a leading technical position in the French and British markets as a renowned specialists in windows, curtain walling, and a major cladding contractor.

Rinaldi Structal brings high R&D credentials to the group, and provides valuable engineering consultancy services to its customers. A reliable and proven production unit, efficient communication between its entities, and traditional know-how at the forefront of new technologies, allow Rinaldi Structal to realize major projects worldwide.

Its manufacturing and assembly plant is based in Pinon (France) where over 80 people work daily to manufacture facades and joinery, over a work area of over 30,000 m2.

Since 2001, Rinaldi Structal is part of the Coralu Group, joining the likes of Paralu and Bluntzer SAS, and strength- ening the group and its position in the market even further.

Panoramah! is the creator of the minimal frame windows that feature 20mm visible profiles and 29m2 sliding panels

The modern concept of the panoramic window – one of Le Corbusier’s proposed five points for a new architecture – seeks to maximise the spans and openings of rooms to light and landscape: the window is converted into a large “screen.” Panoramah! glazing system is a culmination of this widely employed modern design concept, ensuring maximum transparency and excellent performance using the latest, most advanced technology.

Panoramah! is a state-of-the-art sliding aluminium case- ment system that explores the structural properties of glass, enabling the execution of large glazed areas with the use of vertical, slender aluminium profiles, resulting in great elegance. Unlike traditional casement systems, glass is Panoramah!’s self-supporting main component, while the aluminium frame takes on the secondary functions of guiding its sliding motion, providing addition- al structural reinforcement and ensuring the window’s sealing capacity.

The mechanical and structural properties of Panoramah!’s window panes take away the need for all peripheral elements that compose traditional window systems, by embedding the casement in construction elements such as walls, floor and ceiling, thus enabling an expanded and visually unobstructed perspective. It allows for perfect weather proofing whilst fully maximising the glazed surface area.

These extremely robust, 1mtr long bearing profiles support loads of up to 1800 kg/ml and are very easily maintained or replaced, making Panoramah!a highly dependable, durable and performing product.

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Abidjan, Lithium Bldg, Marcory Zone 4, rue du canal
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