In the 1960’s Mr. Angelo Pe began an independent and family-run enterprise manufacturing small parts for brass taps and fittings for third parties, called “Torneria Pe Angelo”. In 1970, the first change of location occurred, involving the modernization and expansion of the production systems. From the collaboration between Mr. Angelo Pe and Engineer Guido Baschirotto, a second enterprise called “APE RACCORDERIE di Pe Angelo & C. snc” was established in 1985. This enterprise appeared on the market as a manufacturer of brass, copper and bronze fittings for civil and industrial hydrothermosanitary systems. The following year, for space reasons, the companies moved to Via Mainone in the hamlet of San Sebastiano in Lumezzane.
During that period APE became known across Italy thanks to a sales network comprised of 21 agents spread across the territory. In 1991 the enterprise
changed its name to “APE RACCORDERIE SRL”, and subsequently in 1993, thanks to the good performance of the company, it moved its warehouses to
the new Lumezzane Industrial Zone, in Via Ruca, leaving the entire plant to the production unit. In the meantime, the name of the production unit changed to “RACCORPE di Pe Angelo & C. snc”. In 1998 both enterprises obtained the UNI EN ISO 9002:1994 Quality System certification which was reconfirmed in 2002 with the adaptation to the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000 Standard.
This demonstrates the high standard achieved over the years in the management of production and commercialization of its products. Research
and collaboration with leading companies in the field of multilayer pipe have allowed APE to be a protagonist since 1995 in the development and realization of fittings for this new generation pipe, obtaining in just a short time the relative product certifications from several Notified Bodies. Currently it is one of the few enterprises in the sector that boasts a testing room where the seal between the pipe and the fitting is tested in conformity with the most rigid UNI EN 12293 standards offering Customers the benefit of experience and the ability to satisfy their every request. In 2001, the existing plant was expanded and another enterprise focused on assembly was established and called “APE ASSEMBLAGGI SRL”.
The latter has machinery for assembly and packaging, which thanks to the automatic online controls and the use ofanthropomorphic robots assures APE
RACCORDERIE SRL an elevated quality standard. The continuous growth of the APE raccorderie has led the three associated enterprises to relocate to a single headquarters spread across a surface of 14.000 m , located in the hamlet of Valtrompia in Ponte Zanano, Sarezzo (BS).