Our Company

has been the pioneer in solutions for the (mass) production of thermoplastic composite structures using laser-assisted tape deposition technology since 2003.

Vision

Our vision is the highly automated, high-volume production of continuous fiber reinforced composites with in-situ consolidation and integrated, online quality control, thus raising composite part production to a completely new economic and industrial level.

Mission

At AFPT, we industrialize technology through automation and online quality control. We serve our customers by integrating our technology into their existing production lines, such as injection molding, or by offering product development and production services for semi finished products.

AFPT pushes the boundaries of process know-how through targeted R&D and by leveraging the strengths of our partners and customers, forming close partnerships focused on mutual success.

Values


Close to people

Our technology is developed around people, for people


Future-Focused

Lightweight, recyclable, automated and data-driven products


Improvement 

Of product design and state-of-the-art solutions, from our process to ourselves


2018

First automated production machines sold to industrial partners

2018

First prototype for automated winding system developed

2017

Turnkey projects for further endless winding machines for offshore applications delivered

2013

First integration of multiple laser-assisted winding heads in an endless pipe winding system

2012

First innovative concepts to produce pressure vessels developed

2011

First R&D machines sold to research institutions in Europe

2007

First R&D Machine operational at AFPT

2007

AFPT GmbH founded by Patrick Kölzer, Coert Kok and Frank Rittenbruch in Dörth, Germany

2006

First demontration head tested in Aachen by Patrick Kölzer

2004

Fraunhofer IPT in Aachen, Germany is contracted to develop a closed-loop control system for the technology

2003

AFPT BV is founded by Coert Kok in the Netherlands to seed the technology in Europe

2000

Coert Kok visits the Boeing facility in St. Louis and is introduced to laser-assisted thermoplastic production.