The most reliable Partner

Achenbach Asia Pacific, also known as Achenbach Machinery (Taicang) Co., Ltd, with the short name "AAP", was established in Taicang, China in 2012. AAP is the Chinese subsidiary of Achenbach. AAP’s mission is to support its parent company providing a wide range of services for customers in the Asia Pacific region, as well as manufacturing certain auxiliary equipment. With the establishment and development of AAP, Achenbach’s influence in the Asia Pacific region has been further strengthened, and the relationship with the customers is becoming closer and closer.

AAP is located in Taicang, Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Taicang is along the Yangtze River and adjacent to Shanghai, endowed with significant convenience for development. Local enterprises are blooming, as well as foreign enterprises, especially German enterprises choose to settle here.  The quantity of german enterprises in Taicang ranks the first place around China, therefore Taicang is also known as "Hometown of German Enterprises". Plenty of foreign enterprises are growing here vigorously, including AAP. 

Following the company’s philosophy "everything from one single source", Achenbach considers itself as the reliable partner to every single customer. Specifically, that means that Achenbach does not just deliver premium machines and installations. With top-quality service and expert advice, Achenbach provides trusted, long-term support to the customer to guarantee maximum availability over the entire operating life of the machine. Over the centuries, the Achenbach brand stands for commitment, credibility and support.

Under the leadership and with the support of the german headquarter, AAP has become a comprehensive machinery manufacturing unit capable of both manufacturing equipment components and providing service support to customers. AAP has mainly three business scopes: component business, system integration, LCS (Life Cycle Support).

About 570 Years History

1452 – 1846

1846 – 1888

1888 – 1945

1945 – 1980



local market

In January 1452, a waterwheel-driven Hammer Mill is founded at the rivers of the Ferndorf creek. As hammermen the three Busch brothers convert charcoal reduced pig iron into forgeable iron. According to their name the surrounding village is called: Buschhütten.

Forgeable iron bars are sold to finish forgers to make products for household, trade and agriculture, household tools like tongs, shovels, scythes, chops and agricultural equipment like hammers, anvils, and plows.


regional markets

The Achenbach Iron Foundry starts its operation after the Achenbach brothers had bought the hammer mill and convert it to iron casting technology. From then on, iron parts can be produced in a much simpler way by casting. Casting liquid iron into sand molds gets only possible with the availability of hard coal in the area.

Cast iron products primarily for household and agriculture and later for industry like column ovens, oven plates, stoves, gear wheels and rolling mill rolls.


national markets

Achenbach becomes Rolling Mill Builder: the first Achenbach Rolling Mill results out of the assembly of rolling mill components which are anyway casted in the iron foundry like rolls, stands and gears. Primarily sheet mills are produced and later after the invention of coilers by Achenbach engineers: strip mills.

Rolling mills for metal sheets and later metal strips: Iron rolling mills, and later: Aluminium rolling mills, copper & brass rolling mills.


international markets

Achenbach becomes Specialist among the Rolling Mill Builders by concentration on the special requirements for rolling mills for non-ferrous metals with a big amount of R&D work. Caused by the growing importance of process technology and environment protection the product range is complemented by new rolling oil filtration systems and exhaust air purification systems.

Rolling mills for non-ferrous metals for strips and later on foils; non-ferrous metals rolling mills: 'wider, faster, thinner rolling', integration of rolling oil filtration and exhaust air purification systems operating economically and ecologically highly efficient in closed loop processes.


world market

The System Provider Achenbach is 'Specialist' and in substantial parts 'World Market Leader' in the development and provision of machines and technologies for flat rolling and foil slitting of non-ferrous metals. For this purpose, the product range is successively extended by rolling mill automation technology, foil slitting machines and recently by an IoT platform for the optimization of the entire production process.

'All from one single source' equipment for the production of rolled and slitted non-ferrous metal strips and foils, horizontally along the value-added chain and vertically by the increase of value-added depth; complete production plants from 'Mini-Plants' up to 'Greenfield Plants' by use of a digital process data network (IoT), single machines, machinery and plant modernizations, machine components and spare parts.


Company foundation

Achenbach Asia Pacific is a subsidiary of Achenbach Buschhütten and strengthens  the wide Service & Support activities for Achenbach machinery in both, the Chinese market and the whole Asian Pacific region. For this purpose, the Achenbach Asia Pacific staff provides also in your area a wide spectrum of service features, comprising spare parts' service as well as system service.

Active in 60 countries

Technology for Future Concepts

The guideline in every project and in the development work is the mission statement 'Techology for Future Concepts’: Achenbach has the technology to realize its customers’ future ideas with most modern tailor-made machinery.

With our commitment Green.Lean.Digital we are setting clear signals towards future challenges. Achenbach has set out to sustainably increase the customer's benefit and thus his competitiveness on the basis of future-oriented solutions. 

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