What we do

Capalex – What do we do?

Capalex, Capital Aluminium Extrusions Ltd, is an aluminium extrusion manufacturer and machining company with all extrusion, heat treatment, machining, powder coating, and assembly facilities at a single site in Cumbria, United Kingdom.

We provide a greater range of alloys and have greater flexibility on profile design, tolerances, quantities and lead times than almost any other extruder.

Our services are particularly helpful to customers developing new products and for industries where flexible quantities, tight tolerances and responsive, quick delivery are paramount.

Our customers range from very small engineering companies and start-ups to some of the biggest multi-nationals, spanning every market sector including Architectural, Automotive, Defence, Display, Electronics, Engineering, Furniture, Leisure, Marine, Product Design, Retail, Rail & Signage. We have AS9100D & ISO 9001:2015 approvals and supply to the aviation and aerospace industry.

Alloys available for extrusion:

1050A, 1200, 2014, 2014A, 2024, 3003, 5083, 6005A, 6060, 6061, 6063, 6063A, 6082, 6463 7020, 7050 and 7075.

Order quantities: Flexible! no minimum volume.

Lead times: some of the very best in the industry, we frequently turn orders for new profiles into shipped material within two weeks from confirmed order.

Machining capability ten precision CNC vertical machining centres, 4-axis capability, longbed profiling centre, CNC lathe, precision saws and punching facility. We are always happy to machine any aluminium material whether it is extruded, plate or bar.

Surface treatment: Powder coating is applied in our own paint plant or we provide anodising and other surface treatment services.

Design and Drawing: our drawing office can work with anything from samples and simple rough sketches, to detailed drawings and electronic files. We can advise on your profile design to improve the ability to extrude and reduce cost.

Precision Profiles: We are able to work to tight tolerances, and produce very lightweight and thin profiles down to 0.02kg/m and 0.5mm thickness.

Flexibility, responsiveness and fast turnaround: often greatly appreciated for new product design and prototyping.

Contact us: If you have an aluminium profile or component either at the design stage, or already in production, contact Capalex to find out about our unique, complete one-stop service.

Capital Aluminium Extrusions Limited
Cleator Moor, Cumbria,
CA25 5QB, UNITED KINGDOM.