History of APEM

The beginning

  • 1952 / Creation of APR by Jean Rogero in Montpezat de Quercy (Tarn et Garonne) manufacturing of industrial switches
  • 1971 / Jean Rogero creates a new manufacturing plant in Caussade, under the name of APEM and specializing in miniature switches


Catalogue 1961

The development

  • 1976 / Created four subsidiaries in Europe: Germany, United Kingdom, Tunisia & Benelux
  • 1984 / New facility in Montauban, specializing in the design and production of switch panels.

Gamme switches

Catalogue 70's

The expansion

  • 1991 / APEM purchased a company in the United States and created a new subsidiary, APEM Inc, to achieve a solid presence on the North-American market.
  • 1998, 1999 et 2000 / APEM acquires:
    - MEC, a Danish manufacturer of high performance PCB tact switches,
    - WUJIN, near Shanghai, to create APEM (Wujin) Electronic, the Chinese subsidiary and operational base for APEM’s expansion into the Pacific Rim,
    - UNIFAB in the USA, expanding switch panel range

APEM Vista

Catalogue 90's

The conquest

  • 2000 / Creation of a new subsidiary in Mexico, APEM Mexico.
  • 2002 / Acquisition of a company producing stainless steel keypads & keyboards in Italy, renamed APEM Italia.
  • 2005 / Acquisition of OLIVER CONTROL SYSTEMS Ltd in England, complementing the APEM offering with a wide range of panel mount industrial joysticks.
  • 2008 / Acquisition of CH Products, USA, a leading manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and simulation control devices.
  • 2015 / Construction of a hub in Montauban for the centralization of stock management, as well as national and international shipments.
  • 2018 / Extension of the corporate headquarter premises in Caussade.

Catalogue 2015

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