„The semiconductor market, in which we operate, is one of the most dynamic and progressive in the world. The continuous development is a basic prerequisite for the success in this field. That is why we invest more than 10% of our annual turnover in research and development, are member of renowned associations and institutions and partner with leading research institutes. The results are innovative wet process solutions meeting our customer current and future needs.”
Alexandra Laufer-Müller, CEO
AP&S International GmbH belongs to the TOP 100 innovation leaders of German SMEs. This is the result of the analysis, carried out by the scientific director of the TOP 100 competition, Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke and his top-class jury. TOP 100 has been on the market for 25 years and is the only competition for innovation management in Germany. In the independent selection process, AP&S was particularly successful in the categories „Innovation Success“ and „Innovative Processes and Organization“, and thus positions itself as one of the most innovative company in the market.
„The semiconductor industry is the cornerstone of modern technology, without which we cannot imagine our lives anymore. By providing our customers innovative wet process equipment, we are actively involved in the shaping of today’s and tomorrow’s technology.“
Tobias Bausch, Director Sales & Marketing
To meet the extremely high requirements on the purity of the products in the semiconductor industry, AP&S invested in 2017 in the installation of a ultra-high purity water system. The outcome: advantages for our customers e.g. no long-term rinsing and cleaning process at the semiconductor fab is necessary anymore, tools can be much faster qualified and defect density requirements for production output can be achieved much faster.
We participate in the IPCEI project (Important Project of Common European Interest on Microelectronic)
In regard to the digital transformation we are well positioned too. Through taking a shareholding in the software company tepcon GmbH, we have expanded our expertise in software, connectivity and IoT, which are playing an increasingly significant role in mechanical engineering, machine maintenance and control.
More space for innovation: new cleanroom and an additional production hall AP&S is currently investing 3.5 million euros in the construction of a new clean room and an additional production hall at the headquarters in Germany. With the focus on customer benefit this developmet offers:
Extended production capacity and shorter delivery times
More space for technical pioneer projects
Production of wet process tools under cleanroom conditions with the result of faster tool qualification on-site
„We at AP&S see it as our mission, to support customers efficiently during their decision making and buying process, to ensure they receive the perfect wet process solution, that meets their specific requirements. Therefore, we offer them a variety of tool demonstrations
in our Demo Center.“
Stefan Zürcher, Process Engineer
„AP&S IoT solutions are used for machine monitoring, machine control, maintenance, service assignments, spare parts deliveries and deployment, but also in the sales process for demonstration purposes and in the engineering phase. In the focus by doing so is always the benefit for the machine operator/ customer.“
Christoph Kluge, Director Software Development