company providing customers with a range of leading edge aluminium and glass products integrated with security and safety and support services throughout Zambia.
Established in 1996 to provide the Zambian market with high-end products, Rapid Aluminum has achieved major success by being awarded contracts with various international and locally-based companies for a range of construction projects.
With over 50 qualified experts specializing in the fabrication and installation of aluminium and glass frames, shop fronts, panel windows, shower enclosures, skylights and security barriers. our experience ranges from curtain-walling multi-storey buildings and shopping centres to fitting standard-sized windows and fly-screens in residences and homes.
When Donald Sowden founded Rapid Aluminium 25 years ago, little did he know that some of his casual workers would not only remain loyal to him but would go on to become senior managers playing significant roles in the company’s growth and development. From its inception, the company has always prided itself in empowering communities by recruiting workers through family and peer-based recommendations.
Mr Donald Sowden was one of the pioneers of the aluminium industry in Zambia and consequently, his company took off rapidly. Over the years, the company has built a solid reputation judging from its impressive track record of installations in many high profile projects. This long list includes banks and shopping malls including the yet to be officially opened Long-acres Mall where in 2019 Rapid Aluminium installed the largest skylight in the southern hemisphere, apart from the one at the Mall Of Africa in Johannesburg.
The company also exercises corporate social responsibility which has in the recent past seen it render assistance to Ngombe police post. Primary schools in Ngombe will soon be beneficiaries of this programme, too. “We are hopeful for the future and are hoping to continue to influence the skyline of Lusaka and Zambia as a whole ,” Mr. Sowden said.