In July 1999, MCP sponsored a management buyout of Technal, S.A., the leading aluminum building systems company in France, with operations also in England, Spain and Portugal. The company designs, extrudes, finishes and distributes aluminum building systems, including window systems, doors, curtain walls, conservatories, shop fronts and partitions, to over 3,000 customers. Key customer categories include major contractors, medium to large size fabricators, installers and local tradesmen. MCP and management acquired the business from Alcan Aluminum Limited.
Technal was sold in January 2002 to Hydro Building Systems, part of the Hydro Aluminum Extrusions division of Norsk Hydro ASA.