APEM was created in 1952 in Montpezat de Quercy (Tarn et Garonne) for the manufacture of industrial switches.
In 1971, a new manufacturing Plant was built, specialized in miniature switches.
In 1975, the Company began a strategy of international development and successively has created 3 subsidiaries in Europe and Tunisia :
-United Kingdom and Tunisia : 1983
In 1984, APEM opened a new plant specialized in the production of switch panels to complement its product range.
In 1991, it purchased American Switch Corp. in Boston (USA) and created a subsidiary, APEM COMPONENTS Inc, to achieve a solid presence on the North- American market. This year, the swedish subsidiary was also created.
In 1998, 1999 and 2000, APEM acquired companies presenting high commercial or technical interest :
-MEC, a Danish manufacturer of high performance PCB tact switches,
-WUJIN, near Shanghai, to create APEM (Wujin) Electronic, the Chinese subsidiary and operational base for APEM’s expansion into the Pacific Rim,
-UNIFAB, in the USA, to expand its switch panel range.
In 2000, APEM created a new subsidiary in Mexico,APEM Mexico.
In 2002, APEM acquired a company producing stainless steel keyboards in Italy, which was given the name APEM Italia.
In 2005,APEM acquired OLIVER CONTROL SYSTEMS Ltd. in England, thus extending its offering with a wide range of panel mount industrial joysticks.
In 2008, acquisition of CH Products, USA, a leading manufacturer of joysticks, trackballs and simulation control devices
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