About AP

AP Machinebouw B.V.

AP Machinebouw is specialized in the development and construction of agricultural machines, irrigation machines and road construction / earth moving machines. We consider quality of paramount importance. With an enthusiastic team of about 50 colleagues we build the machines from the beginning to the end in our building after which they are transported all over the world. Our ultramodern building is equipped with two fully automated welding robots, an automated warehouse, advanced sandblasting and spraying installations.

Our range of products is very diverse; through years of experience and intensive contact with dealers and users we continuously attempt to improve the machines and to meet the wishes of our customers.

Last but not least we have an excellent development department that enables the development and construction of customer-specific products.

We appreciate suggestions and remarks of the end user that can lead to improvement of our product range.

Fully automated welding robot

Automated warehouse

Sandblasting and spraying installation

History

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1979

FOUNDATION OF AP BY ALBERT POSTHUMUS

AP Machinebouw is founded in 1979 in Lemmer by Albert Posthumus (which explains the name AP) who produced silage cutters and auger buckets.

 

1983

FIRST AP GRADING BOX

1990

NEW OWNER AP – AP MOVES FROM LEMMER TO EMMELOORD

1999

TAKEOVER BY MICHAEL VISSER AND WOUTER FABER

2000

AP DEALER OF TOPCON LASER CONTROL SYSTEMS

AP is dealer of Topcon laser control systems and the first laser controlled grading box and leveller are produced.

2002

AP TAKES OVER THE SALES AND PRODUCTION OF FABER IRRIGATION MACHINES

 

 

2007

MICHAEL VISSER BECOMES SOLE OWNER

2009

DEVELOPMENT OF THE FIRST AP SCRAPER

2010

AP DEVELOPES A TURBINE DRIVEN IRRIGATION MACHINE

2011

FIRST WELDING ROBOT

2011

AP STARTS WITH THE BUILDING OF A COMPLETE NEW BUILDING 5000 M2. IN RUTTEN

2012

AP MOVES TO NEW PREMISES

2013

THE FIRST AP CUBICLE BEDDER

2015

WOUT ELSHOF BECOMES CO-OWNER

2016

AP BUILDS WORLD’S LARGEST SHEAR GRAB

AP developes and builds world’s larges shear grab. This huge shear grab has a capacity of no less than 12 m³, a weight of 11.000 kg and a width of 5,5 m.

2017

AP DEVELOPES THE BALE CLAMP AND BALE CUTTER

 

2018

AP IS EXTENDING THE BUILDING WITH EXTRA ASSEMBLY HALL

2019

AP DEVELOPES THE GRADERPLANE

The AP Graderplane GP 3500 is designed for the construction and maintenance of gravel and dirt roads. Due to the universally adjustable blade all sorts of road profiles, like a roof profile, can be made in only a single pass. With the help of the hydraulically adjustable ripper tines old roads / paths can be loosened to a depth of 100 mm, after which the material can be used again for grading. Optionally available with side plough and roadside milling machine.


2019

AP MACHINEBOUW BV CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY 1979-2019

2020

AP MACHINEBOUW BV TAKES OVER DUBEX EUROPE BV