Singapore/Dörth, 23 October 2015: Composite Cluster Singapore Pte Ltd (CCS) and AFPT GmbH have signed an agreement to substantiate their collaboration regarding AFPT’s technology in Asia.
CCS and AFPT target to address additional regional and vertical markets, further expanding the reach of AFPT’s technology. CCS will act as regional center of excellence for AFPT and develop application related solutions for customers building on AFPT’s technology. The ASEAN region enjoys a growing market of high-performance composites and an increasing need for automation. Through their partnership, AFPT and CCS are able to address those markets by combining advanced equipment technology and regionalized solution engineering. Additionally, both companies will benefit from their mutual network of customers, partners and suppliers.
AFPT's Managing Direktor Coert Kok says: “ Singapore is an ideal location in Asia for high value engineering and CCS provides the right setup for us to partner with. Through this partnership CCS will enable us to transport the value of our technology to additional markets and support end customers all the way from product design to manufacturing. This allows us to fully leverage on the advantages of the technology and provide application-centric solutions.“
“We believe in the further growth of automated composite manufacturing processes, such as AFP. Especially thermoplastic AFP is interesting for the applications we are looking at here. I am very happy that now work closely with AFPT, to bring this technology to our customers. It is a key component in our portfolio, which is targeted to automate the whole process chain and drive innovations for the benefit of our clients.” concludes Dr. Florian Doetzer, Managing Director of CCS.
About AFPT: Advanced Fibre Placement Technology (AFPT) was founded in 2003 in the Netherlands by Coert Kok to develop an automated and human and environmental friendly process to produce reinforced composites as an alternative for traditional thermoset composites.
In partnership with well known research institutes and outstanding industrial companies, AFPT is developing new promising applications, which are being implemented in global markets. At the company’s technical center in Dörth near Koblenz, Germany, AFPT develops and produces tape placement systems and thermoplastic products.