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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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APT posts best year in company history

The Corona pandemic, raw material shortages, challenging supply chains – none of these factors have been able to slow down the steadily increasing growth of APT, the fluoropolymer specialist within the Masterflex Group.

APT is posting the best year in the company’s history in 2021, as Managing Director Martin Brück confirms: “Admittedly, we are also a little surprised by this extremely positive momentum, but we now want to use it to invest even more massively than planned this year.” The aim is to continue to sustainably improve products for customers in terms of efficiency, quality and innovation. To this end, there will be a whole series of projects, measures and milestones, which we will report on here at irregular intervals. Brück: “Follow us on the next steps of the transformation.”

photo of APT portfolio: fluoropolymer tubings

APT and Masterflex Asia cooperate in the semiconductor business

The Masterflex Group is positioning itself as a local supplier – through closer cooperation between APT and Masterflex Asia.

The Masterflex Group is increasingly positioning itself as a local supplier: For example, a well-known manufacturer of lithography equipment used to produce microchips is supplied with high-purity PFA hose lines from APT via the Masterflex Asia sales branch. This is made possible by the close cooperation between APT and Masterflex Asia.

“We only started product training
for our Chinese colleagues a few months ago
and can already chalk up this great success.”

APT Managing Director Martin Brück

But this is only the beginning of closer cooperation between the locations in Neuss (Germany), Kunshan (China) and Singapore. The goal is to establish themselves as a relevant partner for the local semiconductor market in the medium term. Asia boss Oliver Hascher: “We want to expand the local semiconductor business and offer more solutions from APT.”

It is also planned to include products from the brand sister Novoplast Schlauchtechnik in the portfolio.

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