Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 29th November 2018: Hans-Martin Schweizer, Corporate Vice President Purchasing Infineon, hands over the „Supplier Award Best Innovation 2018“ to the representatives of AP&S International GmbH. Directly afterwards AP&S managing director Alexandra Laufer-Müller informs the company staff about this success starting with the following words „I am totally proud, that we have achieved this together!“
With 40,100 employees and a sales of 7.6 billion Euros (ending 30 September 2018), Infineon Technologies belongs to the world’s leading providers of semiconductor solutions, and has been AP&S customer since the AP&S founding in 2003. The AP&S wet process equipment is used in Infineon’s cleanroom factories worldwide for surface treatment of wafers within the microchip manufacturing process.
At this year’s Infineon Supplier Day in Kuala Lumpur, to which 350 selected suppliers were invited, the AP&S representatives were greatly surprised, as the speaker said: for outstanding innovation achievements we call AP&S to the stage. In the selection process, the decision makers were particularly impressed by the AP&S developments in the field of Industry 4.0. Among these IoT solutions is the AP&S augmented reality program for predictive maintenance and factory planning, that offers customers optimized production planning, solution-oriented design process, time and cost savings and scheduled replacement of spare parts.
„The Infineon award is a special honor for us. To live the innovation, is what drives us at AP&S. We invest more than 10% of our annual turnover in research and development. The customer benefit is always our pulse. This award is the best customer feedback, that one could wish and a great appreciation for our innovation strength, „says Alexandra Laufer-Müller.
Infineon’s “Supplier Award Best Innovation 2018″ is the second innovation award for AP&S this year. In June 2018 the company received the Top 100 Innovation Award.