The apt Group’s history
Development as the driving force of success
The Chinese Inner Mongolia Mengtai Group Co., Ltd. acquired 100% of the shares in apt Group
Thomas Boddenberg succeeds Bernd Schäfer as Managing Director and CEO of the apt Group
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
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
Bernd Schäfer joins as managing director and designated CEO of the apt Group thus succeeding Frans Kurvers
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.
SEDANT Group, Beijing/China, becomes majority shareholder; Werner Hiller withdraws as shareholder
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
September: Replacement of the P31.5 press by a more efficient 35 MN extrusion press
June: Relocation from Skalná and commissioning of new apt Products s.r.o. plant at Cheb, Czech Republic
Commissioning of a 25 MN extrusion press at the Roermond facility
Inauguration of a 27 MN press at the Roermond facility
Expansion of processing capacity via an additional production facility at Skalná/Czech Republic – now called apt Products s.r.o.
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.
Takeover of the fabrication plant Oehme Metallbearbeitung GmbH & Co. KG in Eckental (D) – today known as apt Products GmbH
January: Werner Hiller hands over management to Frans Kurvers. 230 employees are producing 2,700 t per month.
Commissioning of the anodisation plant in Monheim (D)
December 1994 until mid-1995: Improvement of logistics: automation of whole process from sawing through to shipping
Inauguration of a 12.5 MN press
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
An early contribution to sustainability: incorporation of a remelting unit to recycle in-house scrap.
Demand exceeds capacity: commissioning of a second extrusion press with 20 MN extrusion load
March: Expansion of capacity / relocation to the Monheim location
March: Start of production in Langenfeld with 20 employees and an 8 MN extruder. The monthly capacity amounts to 60 tonnes
Hiller + Maldaner GmbH is founded in Langenfeld – today known as apt Extrusions GmbH & Co. KG, Monheim (D)