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A reliable partner even in difficult times

The corona virus is unfortunately omnipresent and has a drastic effect on the economy. We are continuously monitoring the ongoing development and taking measures to cope well with the current situation and to be prepared for the future challenges. For us at AP&S it is important to be a reliable partner for our customers even in difficult times. The most important information for you is summarized here:

Current situation
1. Still available for you:

Thanks to flexible working time models, the division of our staff in small teams and spatial adaptation in the offices as well as home office possibilities, we remain available for you.

2. Process demonstrations are still available:

Our Demo Center with a clean room environment according to ISO5 offers comprehensive possibilities for tool and process demonstrations: Even without physical presence, you can see the requested process demonstration live via a web cam or alternatively receive the live video recordings afterwards. Our process engineers are available via chat for discussions, process analysis etc.

3. Virtual product presentations and talks with the AP&S sales team:

With our AP&S portfolio app you as our customer always have the access to our entire product range in augmented reality technology. Using your smartphone, you can easily place the virtual product model of interest on your desk, in the room or even in original size directly in the production hall. Our sales representatives will be happy to accompany you during this virtual product presentation via live chat and explain the product details and clarify all technical questions.

What comes after Corona time? Back to everyday life with increased production capacity 

The strategic investments made by AP&S in recent years are having a strengthening effect and offer you the following advantages: 

1. In 2018 a second production plant with a total area of 1000 m² was built at our headquarters in Donaueschingen. The newly created space enabled us to implement an integrated production system, increasing both production depth and production capacity. So now, modules for the AP&S wet process tools are manufactured in-house. Pilot and development projects also have found their place here, so that modules and systems could be further developed according to the market requirements. As of today, we are able to offer our customers attractive delivery times even for customer-specific solutions. 

2. Our wet process systems are assembled in the production room under clean room conditions. Prior to delivery, the systems are rinsed with ultrapure water from the in-house ultra-high-purity-water-system and are qualified with optical particle counters (OLC’s @ > 0.1 μm resolution) and samples for cation trace analysis (ICP-MS or GF-AAS). Fast commissioning after delivery and high-quality results from the very beginning without long-lasting rinsing cycles are the advantages that result for our customers.

As you can see, together we can fall back on a variety of solutions and possibilities to overcome even this unusually difficult time.

Stay healthy!

Your AP&S Team