About Fontijne Presses

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Who we are

Fontijne Presses BV – based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands – is a specialized and highly praised manufacturer of laboratory platen presses. Today, Fontijne Presses has an installed base of more than 2.000 laboratory platen presses around the world.

From its inception back in 1909 Fontijne Presses focused on delivering reference grade quality. In the early days, Fontijne Presses manufactured equipment for the rubber industry, such as mixers, presses, etcetera, but soon the company specialized in laboratory presses.

In 2017, Aptco Technologies acquired Fontijne Presses. A win-win for both companies, as Aptco Technologies wanted to invest in the unique knowledge and manufacturing techniques to build high quality laboratory platen presses, while Fontijne Presses benefits from the scale and the global organization of Aptco Technologies.

Our mission

We want to build for our customers the most suitable laboratory platen press according to the specific requirements for their particular application. By means of modern techniques, smart developments, customization, it is our aim to deliver products of the highest quality and reliability. Our customers expect uninterrupted operation of their equipment in order to keep their own production, development and quality programs at optimal efficiency. With us, their journey continues.

ISO 9001:2015 certified

Fontijne Presses holds the ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) certification: proof of the highest standards we continuously strive to reach. This certification shows that the quality management system of Fontijne Presses B.V. and its application comply with the requirements laid down in the standard: NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2015.

The ISO 9001:2015 certification is granted based on the evaluation of the quality management system that has taken place in accordance with the certification regulations of TÜV Netherlands for the area of application: Designing, selling, manufacturing and servicing of customised laboratory presses for the research and production industry.

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