Apex Tool Group brands, such as Cleco® and DGD®, provide the fastening solutions global motor vehicle manufacturers need to ensure superior quality production. The annual market for tools and peripherals is valued at more than $1 billion.
Designed to withstand the demanding requirements of today’s modern, high-repetition assembly lines, our solutions include pneumatic screwdrivers and nutrunners, cabled and wireless torque and angle systems, and intelligent spindles. Integrity of fastening is essential when it comes to critical applications in motor vehicle assembly — there is simply no room for error when installing brakes or seats in an automobile. We develop custom solutions that overcome even the most complicated application requirements.
The motor vehicle industry is undergoing major changes in response to consumer demand and economic pressures across the globe. Manufacturers are responding by transforming the vehicle assembly process.
The marketplace is evolving into flexible assembly systems that allow the manufacturer to produce more than one model in the same factory. Gone are the days of single model manufacturing facilities. Today, a minivan and a car may come off the same line in order to maximize productivity, or a manufacturer may need to shift from trucks to cars without much lead time. The companies that make vehicles must remain nimble and the tools their assembly operators use must do the same. ATG solutions function through a global controller platform that works with every one of our smart power tools. There’s never a need to shut down production in order to retool a line for a new vehicle model.
Manufacturers are committed to getting it right the first time. Rework and recalls cut into their profitability. Our smart systems capture and control data that help eliminate production errors. They make sure the fastening is done correctly and help detect problems early, such as faulty parts.
ATG understands the unique challenges facing the motor vehicle industry and works collaboratively with top manufacturers to deliver solutions that drive their profitable and sustainable growth.