Automotive Parts Maker APM-TS Expands in the Netherlands
Malaysian high-tech firm opens new facility in Enschede to meet growing demand from European automotive industry
APM-TS, a Malaysian supplier and developer of automotive parts, has opened a new office and storage facility in Enschede, the Netherlands, to meet the growing demand for its products.
APM-TS makes springs, absorbers and coil-overs for the automobile industry. The company is also a leading supplier of leaf springs for applications in LCV (light commercial vehicles) and in trucks, truck trailers, and agricultural vehicles.
Global automotive systems supplier
To prepare for the current and expected growth and product diversity, APM-TS has relocated from the Dutch city of Oldenzaal to the new facility in Enschede. The expansion reflects APM’s corporate vision to be a global automotive systems supplier, providing one-stop, tier-one service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Serving European customers
From the new office/warehouse at the Enschede harbor area, APM-TS can provide a large range of springs and shock absorbers to the automotive industry in Europe, but also develop new and special products together with the Malaysian development team.
APM-TS B.V. is a joint venture of APM Automotive Holdings Berhad, a Malaysian company in automotive parts with operations and joint ventures around the world, and Bent Holding B.V. of Dutch Managing Director Mark Bent.
Oost NL has supported APM with providing office options in the province of Twente and supported the selection process while the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency helped guiding the process in Malaysia.
Dutch automotive and mobility solutions
With its rich history in electronics, high tech materials and data innovation, the Netherlands is a leader in automotive & mobility solutions. It is ranked as the #1 country most prepared for autonomous vehicles according to KPMG, and leads European countries in automotive disruption according to Roland Berger. From truck platooning, to power electronics, smart charging infrastructure, and solar and hydrogen technology, the Dutch are driving the future of mobility.
Source: OostNL4 March 2019