ÄPRE was formed on June 19, 2013, the company has been growing rapidly ever since. The founders are engineers and scientists, deeply experienced in the application, design, manufacture, and sales of interferometer products. We have collectively held key leadership positions in RD&E and sales and marketing at Zygo® (now AMETEK®), 4D Technologies, Wyko/Veeco, Tropel (now Corning®), and ESDI/Mahr® with over 120 years combined experience. ÄPRE is growing by adding sales, RD&E and manufacturing talent with equally deep roots in the industry to strengthen the company beyond the founders to be able to meet the growing needs of the optics industry.
The mission at ÄPRE is to provide our customers with the measurement tools needed to meet their demanding requirements while making their job less stressful and lowering overall production costs. We achieve this goal by providing state-of-the-art surface and wavefront interferometers, service, support, and consulting regarding interferometer usage and applications.
ÄPRE is focused solely on the optical manufacturing industry. This includes materials, component manufacture, system alignment, and system final test. We are an active driver in the global optics revolution that is transforming our daily lives in communications, life sciences, aerospace, security, commercial electronics, and entertainment.
ÄPRE’s headquarters including Engineering, Manufacturing, and Sales are located in Tucson, AZ. ÄPRE also has a Marketing and Administration office in Middletown, CT. This arrangement gives us the ability to closely serve our customers across the USA. We also have representatives in Asia and Europe for local sales, support, and service.
When ÄPRE started we wanted a name that was easy to remember and started with an A. We decided to honor our roots in engineering and science by using the founders’ initials Artur, Piotr, Robert, and adding an E to the end. And so it was settled: Äpre. French for “after”, it is also a nod to what comes next— Äpre is committed to developing the interferometry technology to advance our customers’ capabilities.
We are proud that our products support the work of the leaders in the optics manufacturing and research worldwide.