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Award-winning innovative strength: AP&S again honored with the Top 100 Award

The new AP&S management is proud of the new Top 100 Award 2021, and really has every reason to be, because this award honors particularly innovative medium-sized companies in Germany that demonstrate their innnovation power in a scientific process.

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"Far-sighted, customer-oriented, innovative - that's AP&S and our wet process solutions, and that's what we have to be. After all, microelectronics, microsystems and nanotechnology - all areas in which our wet process machines are used - are considered to be the strongest innovation drivers of all. The rapid progress exemplified by our customers here is setting standards for economically important cutting-edge technologies such as automation, sensors, the automotive industry, biomedical technology, telecommunications and others worldwide. We are part of this innovation chain and committed to continuous progress," said Tobias Drixler, COO of AP&S.

"Digitalization, the number 1 B2B trend last year as well as this year, was and is also a big issue for us, but not just since Corona. Already in 2016, AP&S participated in the digitalization company tepcon. Together with them, we have implemented advanced, practice-oriented pilot projects. These include the use of artificial intelligence in wet process equipment and the use of AR/mixed reality technology for digital instructions in the service area. With AI, we listen into our machines to predict the failure of important components in advance and thus avoid machine downtime. With digital instructions, we guide our service technicians or our customers' employees on site safely through maintenance or spare parts replacement. These are just two examples from our range of services. These were among the decisive factors for our renewed award," explains Tobias Bausch, AP&S CMO & CTO.

CEO Alexandra Laufer-Müller adds: "Innovative strength is very important to us at AP&S. It is what determines whether a company can hold its own on the market in the long term. The award - already the 3rd for us, by the way - shows quite clearly that our attitude is directly reflected in our innovation performance."