In a strategic move to increase supply chain efficiency, expand air filter manufacturing operations, filter testing and create a world class research and development (R&D) facility, APC will relocate its two existing manufacturing operations into a brand new, single facility located at 10 Abbott Court, Building “C”, Unit 303, Brantford, ON, N3S 0E7. This development will allow APC to more efficiently serve its entire customer base in North America with added responsive manufacturing and distribution footprint.
The target date for building completion is March 31, 2017. APC will start to move its Ancaster, ON manufacturing and filter testing facilities on February 1, 2017 in preparation for our grand opening on April 3, 2017. APC will be contacting customers to minimize supply chain disruptions in the month of March.
APC will also carry out several expansion investments to meet current and future customer requirements. APC will be expanding its cleanroom facility to support growing military, defense, pharmaceutical, life sciences and restoration markets. This cleanroom will be a world class facility manufacturing and testing HEPA and ULPA filters for critical air applications. This expansion complements APC China’s current filter manufacturing and cleanroom facilities allowing APC to be more responsive globally and increase product development speed. Our new Brantford facility will focus on development for local markets in North America, while APC China continues to use its global research and development for global product platforms.
“Having engineering, R&D, manufacturing and testing facilities under one roof will allow us to quickly develop custom filter products to meet our customer’s specific requirements,” said Russell Kelly, President of APC Filtration Inc. “The Brantford expansion is designed with our customers in mind as we continually strive to enhance new technologies and provide superior customer service as our long tenure of clients have come to expect from APC.”