Posted January 9, 2019

APEX Assembly & Fabrication celebrates 85 years

A standard on many assembly lines today, APEX Assembly & Fabrication is celebrating 85 years in operation.

APEX Assembly & FabricationThe product line was originally formed under APEX Machine and Tool Company in 1933, manufacturing bits and sockets for automotive production floors that were building Packards, Fords and Buicks during the depression.

Over the decades, the APEX brand has introduced numerous innovations that helped modernize America’s production lines. APEX design teams led the development of iron band universal wrenches, collapsible sockets and extensions, market sockets, combination sockets, and u-GUARD safety and anti-mar products. Innovations opened the door for improved efficiency, speed, accuracy and safety, not only for automakers but for a wide range of heavy duty industrial production as well.

APEX recently designed a driving tool for the new External MorTorq Super Spiral Drive for Phillips Screw Company. The MorTorq fastener design allows the same torque ratings in similar size fasteners with 15 percent less head height. This is a critical feature in limited space applications or where weight reduction is critical.

“It is because of a continual focus on customers and innovation that the APEX brand remains strong today. The industry relies on our wide range of quality and long-life fastening solutions to enhance productivity, safely,” said Bill Pugh, vice president and global commercial general manager, accessories.