APECS was established in 1991 and over the past 30 years, it has steadily grown to secure a leading position in the global marketplace, by designing and manufacturing a large range of high-quality hardware for the lock and architectural hardware industries.

Our own laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art technologies ensure that APECS products are manufactured in compliance with the highest standards of Europe, China and the United States. Our professional relationship with testing organisations, allows us to produce door hardware that stands out and builds confidence in our customers.

APECS appreciates the pressures of the modern market and with offices in the EMEA Region, we are able to efficiently fulfil our customers needs. In spite of our global outreach, we remain an independent, family-owned company and we value a close working relationship across the two continents in which we operate.

Using our advanced manufacturing techniques and a strong network connection to industry specialists, we are able to supply a range of products to our customers in a timely and cost-effective manner.


APECS brand launches in Europe


Production of APECS-branded hardware begins


Manufacturing expands to China


APECS introduces training schemes for staff


First Beijing office opens


APECS launches factory operations in Shanghai


New European warehouse and office construction begins


APECS develops new test centres in Shanghai for stringent in-house testing


APECS ventures into retail with stores like Leroy Merlin, B&Q and OBI


APECS opens its London office to meet UK market demand


UK and European range of hardware and accessories launched


APECS celebrates its 25th anniversary


Entering the door fabricator market with the launch of AI Secure


APECS attend FIT Show for the first time

We strive to make people feel safe and protected. We utilise our expertise, innovations and global partnerships to manufacture solutions that guarantee protection and security for people worldwide.

We invest our experience to consistently provide our customers with superior quality hardware products that satisfy their needs and exceed expectations. We work to create solutions that are timely and affordable to all.

Our purpose is to guarantee security and we are devoted to performance and customer satisfaction. We strive to be trusted, respected and valued by our partners and customers.

Guarantee security

We know our customers want to feel and be safe. We aim to provide excellence, value and innovative products to ensure safety throughout.

Work as a team

We work as a tight-knit team. We are purpose-driven, diverse and share a passion for creating and achieving mutual goals.

Think long term

We know we succeed only when our customers and partners succeed. We do business in an open, direct and sustainable way.