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Benelux Scientific Calibration Lab France Scientifique Porometer Sopachem


OUR MISSION Many established technology providers learned the hard way that having a worldwide direct sales force, is often not the best solution. Now that the focus might have shifted to other continents, the costs of local affiliates weigh heavily on their organizations. For new and upcoming players, the investments are too high and the local barriers too complex. For innovative suppliers in general, the typical resellers and large catalogue companies will lack the scientific knowhow and focus in order to be successful. A local partner willing to go the extra mile, can offer the best of both worlds. We envisioned that by delivering more than what is expected of a distributor, it is possible to become a true local sales and marketing partner for our suppliers. With sales and service engineers trained to the same level as a direct operation, both the customers and suppliers win. For our instrumentation suppliers, a strong service team is an essential driver for success. For reagents and consumables, we can ensure next-day deliveries to our endusers thanks to our centralized operations with local stock. Serving laboratories in several parts of Europe, the companies of the Aptco Invest holding strive to be such kind of distributor. Each with their own focus, each serving their specific markets, each with a strong local presence and character. For our suppliers, our mission is to be the best sales and marketing partner available in our region, bringing the word distributor to another level. For our customers, it is our mission to serve them with highest standards of product knowhow, understanding their needs and applications. Be it by offering the best service or by introducing innovative technologies that in the end will help them advance their scientific work.


WHAT WE OFFER Our group offers first class representation for manufacturers of lab equipment and added-value consumables for research. We always work in close collaboration with our supplier. Honesty and integrity are also vital for us. We don’t only represent your products, we also promote your business policy and your customer philosophy.


WHO WE ARE We are a team of professionals. Our senior partners all have proven track records. We don’t believe in the generic one-fits-all approach, we don’t want to be the next big-catalogue company. With different companies we focus on the different segments in the laboratory market. Each has their determination and eagerness for success in common.


Netzsch, Fritsch and Tinius Olsen are amongst the first companies that sign up with Benelux Scientific.

2001 Foundation of Benelux Scientific bvba (BE)

Benelux Scientific is appointed exclusive distributor for Brookfield and Parr in The Netherlands.

2002 Foundation of Benelux Scientific bv (NL)

2003 Benelux Scientific expands into biotechnology with the set-up of Benelux Biotech.

TIMELINE APTCO INVEST

Acquisition of Sopachem, a well known distributor of innovative, advanced high tech products for medical, pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotech laboratories.

2004

2005

Foundation of France Scientifique sarl (FR)

2006 Merger of Benelux Biotech and Sopachem

2007


Introduction of the POROLUX 1000

2008 The acquisition of Anatec was another important step in our history. Anatec had an attractive portfolio of instruments and consumables for the analytical laboratories.

2009

Calibration Lab receives BELAC accreditation

2010

Herman Theunissen joins Calibration Lab as managing director.

Foundation of Porometer Ltd

2011

Foundation of Aptco Invest bvba Benelux Scientific organizes Technology Days in the Anderlecht stadium

2012

Benelux Scientific and Anatec merge

Maarten Debrouwere strengthens the Benelux Scientific team

2013 Sopachem expands into the Molecular Diagnostics market

2014


SHARING OF: OFFICES FACILITIES ADMINISTRATION FINANCE ACCOUNTING ERP NAVISION CRM REMOTE SERVER WAREHOUSE & LOGISTICS

POROMETER

SOPACHEM NL

BENELUX SCIENTIFIC NL

SOPACHEM BE

APTCO INVEST HOLDING BENELUX SCIENTIFIC BE

CALIBRATION LAB

FRANCE SCIENTIFIQUE


COMPANYSTRUCTURE


BENELUX SCIENTIFIC Benelux Scientifc serves laboratories in materials characterization and analytical sciences. In each area where we are active we offer products from well-known suppliers with an excellent reputation for technology and after-sales support. Benelux Scientific strives to represent top players in their market. Our sectors of expertise include sample preparation techniques, mechanical testing, particle size analysis, thermal analysis, viscosity measurement, element analysis, spectroscopy, surface and pore analysis. Benelux Scientific has offices in Belgium and the Netherlands.

http://www.benelux-scientific.com


CALIBRATION LAB In most laboratories, calibration of the equipment is a vital process. Calibration is needed to verify the performance of the equipment and to comply with internal company and/or international standards. Calibration Lab is a one-stop-shop supplier for all volume, weight and temperature based instrumentation. Calibration Lab also offers a wide range of easy to order calibration standards via its webshop.

http://www.calibration-lab.be


FRANCE SCIENTIFIQUE France Scientifique serves laboratories in materials characterization and analytical sciences. In each area where we are active we offer products from well-known suppliers with an excellent reputation for technology and after-sales support. Our sectors of expertise include mechanical testing, particle size analysis, viscosity measurement, element analysis, spectroscopy, surface and pore analysis.

http://www.france-scientifique.fr


POROMETER Porometer offers equipment for testing filters and membranes. Based on a long experience with different types of porometers, the company has developed – together with IB-FT, a German engineering company – a series of innovative porometers that accurately and reliably measure the pore size distribution of through pores in filters and membranes. Other partnerships have resulted in the expansion of the product line with membrane test plants and high-throughput equipment for membranes. Porometer is headquartered in Belgium and has sales offices in the USA and China.

http://www.porometer.com


SOPACHEM Sopachem is a well-known distributor in the life sciences laboratories. It’s history goes back to the 1980’s. The main focus is on high-added value consumables for molecular biology, diagnostics and bio-bank applications. Sopachem strives to discover and represent innovative products from companies in the fast changing world of biotechnology. Sopachem is based in Belgium and The Netherlands.

http://www.sopachem.com


FRS ANA POR CAL LAB

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personeel BNLS SOP BNLS NL SOP  NL FRS ANA POR CAL  LAB Admin

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                   754.000                      945.000                      903.000                1.221.000                1.220.000                1.735.000                          25.000                      480.000                      786.000                      942.000                      897.000                      640.000                      493.000                      684.000                      677.000                      798.000                      836.000                      657.000                      460.000                      300.000                      276.000                4.410.000                5.864.000                5.922.000                7.011.000                8.291.000                8.694.000                9.206.000

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FACTS & FIGURES Aptco Invest is a privately owned company. We believe in long term success and sustainable growth. Our primary objectives are (1) being a reliable and successful distributor for our suppliers, (2) generate high added value to our customers and (3) offer our partners & employees a place where they can use and develop their skills and talents.

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2 3 9 34

Employees

12.000.000

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Aptco Invest bvba (www.aptco-invest.com) Benelux Scientific bv (www.benelux-scientific.nl) Benelux Scientific bvba (www.benelux-scientific.be) Calibration Lab bvba (www.calibration-lab.be) France Scientifique sarl (www.france-scientifique.fr) Porometer nv (www.porometer.com) Porometer Ltd (www.porometer.com) Sopachem bv (www.sopachem.nl) Sopachem nv (www.sopachem.be)

2013


CONTACT INFO Aptco Invest bvba Begoniastraat 17 9810 Eke Belgium T: +32 (0)9 25 25 400 F: +32 (0)9 25 22 393 info@aptco-invest.com www.aptco-invest.com


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