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Quality management

Components leaving the APM factory meet the highest quality standards. To ensure that quality remains at the levels APM stands for, critical and weak points in the production- and logistic process are continually monitored and adjusted where necessary. Cause & effect analysis and statistical process control methods are systematically used to accomplish these goals.

APM continuously invests in the quality of production, with the 0-PPM standard forming its benchmark. In order to achieve that objective, APM works preventively. The daily challenge is to improve the production process and make it more robust. To achieve this, every rejected component is analyzed immediately. The picture that emerges from the analysis is then used to modify the production process. If these modifications demand investment in the know-how or skills of employees, and/or the operation of machinery, these investments are made.

Quality assurance takes place at four levels:

  1. Certification
    APM complies with the International IATF 16949: 2016 certification.
  2. Customer audits
    APM clients conduct annual audits. During an audit, the client comes to visit us, and all of the business’ processes are inspected. Where necessary, APM prepares and implements an improvement plan based on the report.
  3. Performance reporting
    The performance of APM is monitored by clients on a monthly basis. The evaluation system keeps track of whether supplies are delivered on time and in the correct quantities. In the same way, the reaction and response times to incidents are recorded.


Track & Trace
The components, including production data, can always be traced by batch. This “Track and Trace” functionality is achieved by linking all of the production machines to the DataLyzer and SAP B1 ERP system.