what we do


Our service encompasses the machining of most metal components. We regularly machine non-ferrous alloys, mild steel, carbon & alloy steel, stainless steel, duplex and heat resistant alloys including welded overlay. We are able to manufacture round components from 50mm Dia. up to a maximum of 1200mm Dia. and to a maximum length of 3 metres between centres.  Our prismatic capabilities allow us to machine up to 2m x 1.5m x 0.6m.

Quality, Inspection & Testing

Our quality management system is registered with BSi to ISO9001 and we have full inspection capabilities for all products that we manufacture. We have the ability to carry out both MPI and LPI up to ASNT Level 2.


APE has invested heavily in new offline programming software in order to help us produce our customer’s component parts more accurately and efficiently. We use the Esprit CAD/CAM interface which directly imports native part models from any source with no need for programmers to edit or rebuild geometry.

We are then able to transfer programming data wirelessly to our machine tools via our shop floor network using CIMCO DNC-Max communication software which ensures reliable and efficient transfer of information to and from our machine tools.

ERP System

APE uses the EMax RM6 ERP platform to run our business, the system allows us to integrate all aspects of our business, giving us access to all the key information we require to allow us to run our business profitable and efficiently.

Plant List

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Precise, agile, reliable engineering since 1969