Dual Leadership in the Production

Double is better – is a common saying in Germany. But is dual leadership also a model for the production sector? From APT’s point of view, the answer is clearly: Yes!

With Martin Domgans as Plant Manager and Bekir Uslu as Production Manager Extrusion, ATP has now introduced an operational dual leadership in the production area.

There are a number of tangible benefits that make such “leadership tandems” superior: they must necessarily be team players, communicate clearly, act as equals – and act as mutual backups for all important operational processes. After more than six months of experience, APT Managing Director Martin Brück assures: “The concept is running like clockwork, to stay in the lingo of fluoropolymers.”

Together with Quality Manager Justyna Lesch, the new dual leadership ensures that APT customers can rely 100% on the usual high and certified quality of the products.

At the same time, APT is thus continuing its expansion course and expanding its operational excellence. Continue to accompany us on our successful path and follow our regular business updates.

APT realigns sales

APT, the specialist for fluoropolymers within the Masterflex Group, is realigning its sales organization. The aim is to operate even more internationally in the future and to further expand the network along the value chain.

The realignment is also part of the Masterflex Group’s strategic program – focusing on global markets and innovations. The APT Sales team is therefore being strengthened by two highly motivated colleagues. Eva Muraya and Brian Schneider are new additions to the team. Giovanni Rossi, previously Technical Sales Consultant, will in future expand the APT network along the value chain in the Semicon (semiconductor) sector as Segment Leader. Tanja Kluth will continue to be there in inside sales for APT customers.

“In the future, we will look even more closely at the international markets,” says Managing Director Martin Brück. The focus here is on the growth markets of the USA and Asia. “With the ‘Made in Germany’ seal, certified quality and a high level of technical consulting expertise, we have a very good starting position to be even more present in these markets.”

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Making the (almost) impossible possible

With a view to the war in Ukraine, the corona-related lockdowns in China and the ongoing inflationary pressure on raw material and logistics costs, we find ourselves in times of particular economic uncertainty.

APT, the fluoropolymer specialist within the Masterflex Group, has nevertheless achieved the (almost) impossible: a strong first quarter and double-digit organic growth in a challenging market environment.

How was this achieved? Managing Director Martin Brück: “Well, by investing massively in our core competencies.”

Capacities in the extrusion sector were increased by around one fifth. In addition, the production capacity of shrink tubes was doubled by adding an additional shift.
New employees were hired in sales and production. In the shrink tubing department, working hours were changed to a two-shift system. A three-shift system is being planned due to very high demand.

Furthermore, the quality control of the products was further expanded by additional state-of-the-art inline X-ray measuring equipment and a close network was established with all raw material suppliers in order to remain constantly able to deliver despite all the upheavals.
Brück: “We have made the (almost) impossible possible and will continue our planned investments and measures undeterred this year in order to be able to supply our customers and business partners in the best possible way.”

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