Nahaufnahme Aluminium Profil

The apt success story

More than 50 years pursuing innovation

The apt success story

More than 50 years pursuing innovation

The apt success story

More than 50 years pursuing innovation

The apt Group’s history

Development as the driving force of success

  • 2020

     2020

    The Chinese Inner Mongolia Mengtai Group Co., Ltd. acquired 100% of the shares in apt Group

  • 2019

    Thomas Boddenberg succeeds Bernd Schäfer as Managing Director and CEO of the apt Group

     2019

    2019

  • 2019

     2019

    Guido Pühse takes over 69.9% of the shares of apt Group with his GP Holding GmbH (D). 25% remain with Frans Kurvers and 5.1% are held by another minority shareholder

  • 2018

    January: the 20 MN extrusion press in Monheim is replaced by a new, modern short-stroke front-loader press with 27 MN of pressing power

     2018

    2018

  • 2017

     2017

    Bernd Schäfer joins as managing director and designated CEO of the apt Group thus succeeding Frans Kurvers

  • 2017

    As of 1st July 2017, apt Hiller GmbH is renamed to apt Sedant Holding GmbH and functions as parent company. The operational extrusion activities are transferred to apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG. apt Kurvers B.V. is operating as apt Extrusions B.V.

     2017

    2017

  • 2015

     2015

    SEDANT Group, Beijing/China, becomes majority shareholder; Werner Hiller withdraws as shareholder

  • 2012

    800 employees in four plants Turnover: € 240m in 2011 Annual extrusion capacity: 80,000 t Annual surface finishing capacity: 7.0m m² Annual fabrication capacity: 15,000 t

     2012

    2012

  • 2009

     2009

    September: Replacement of the P31.5 press by a more efficient 35 MN extrusion press

  • 2009

    June: Relocation from Skalná and commissioning of new apt Products s.r.o. plant at Cheb, Czech Republic

     2009

    2009

  • 2006

     2006

    Expansion of processing capacity via an additional production facility at Skalná/Czech Republic – now called apt Products s.r.o.

  • 2004

    Expansion of the apt Group extrusion press capacity through the takeover of Alcoa Roermond Extrusions in the Netherlands, founded in 1969 – today known as apt Extrusions B.V.

     2004

    2004

  • 2003

     2003

    Takeover of the fabrication plant Oehme Metallbearbeitung GmbH & Co. KG in Eckental (D) – today known as apt Products GmbH

  • 2000

    January: Werner Hiller hands over management to Frans Kurvers. 230 employees are producing 2,700 t per month.

     2000

    2000

  • 1995

     1995

    Commissioning of the anodisation plant in Monheim (D)

  • 1994

    December 1994 until mid-1995: Improvement of logistics: automation of whole process from sawing through to shipping

     1994

    1994

  • 1990

     1990

    December:Replacement of the 8 MN extrusion press by a more efficient 12.5 MN press

  • 1989

    The need for expansion arises yet again: installation and commissioning of a third extrusion press with 31.5 MN extrusion load together with run-out and automated transport system

     1989

    1989

  • 1984

     1984

    An early contribution to sustainability: incorporation of a remelting unit to recycle in-house scrap.

  • 1980

    Demand exceeds capacity: commissioning of a second extrusion press with 20 MN extrusion load

     1980

    1980

  • 1978

     1978

    March: Expansion of capacity / relocation to the Monheim location

  • 1973

    March: Start of production in Langenfeld with 20 employees and an 8 MN extruder. The monthly capacity amounts to 60 tonnes

     1973

    1973

  • 1972

     1972

    Hiller + Maldaner GmbH is founded in Langenfeld – today known as apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG, Monheim (D)