From user to entrepreneur
It has been clear to Jürgen Schöls right from the start that he was going to take over the farm in the Waldviertel (Forest Quarter) of Austria and continue its operation, but he also wanted to follow his own path with his own independence.
APV was founded in 1997, according to the motto "Not reinventing the wheel, but rather further developing and optimising good products".
The first implements were hand-made by the young entrepreneur Jürgen Schöls. At the time, at the age of only 22, the young entrepreneur already knew that at APV, nothing should be accepted as given, rather everything should be scrutinised in terms of the possibilities for further optimisation.
Modern agricultural technology for modern farmers!
The Managing Director's vision:
„Every modern farmer uses APV technology on his farm."
„Everything is possible!"
Our team is constantly working on this vision, meanwhile counting 100 employees (as at Sept 2016) who work for APV on a national and international level. Since only joint successes are real successes!
Technology and innovation – Important characteristics of the company
"Innovations for the future" is the motto at APV and the team lives and works according to the slogan "Inspired by farmers & realised by professionals". On the one hand, the knowledge is based on many years of practical experience in agriculture. Product management and sales employees at APV are constantly observing the trends and challenges that are posed by the modern agricultural technology market for our customers. For this reason, the construction department at APV is continuously developing high-quality implements that feature time-saving operation, efficient economics and maximum effectiveness.
The focus of our activities is ensuring Austrian high quality for APV products.
As an innovative company, we want to conquer the European market with our products, based on the diverse experience of our customers from various regions of Europe and also our continuous further development.
Social and ecological responsibility
APV contributes to further developing the quality of life by protecting the environment and conserving resources, and APV's activities strive for economic success and growth to secure jobs at the company.
Employees of whom we can be proud
"We founded a company to achieve remarkable success and to manage our company creatively. A company can only be as good as its employees", Jürgen Schöls and his wife were aware of this right from the beginning, and this is why they both place great importance on the personal growth of their employees and all those involved in core processes.
Our ecological responsibility is firmly anchored in the fundamental values of our company. To turn our works into deeds, we have two photovoltaic systems installed on the company premises. Since 2015, an electric filling station is available for everyone to use, and the APV fleet now includes two electric cars. Out of love for the environment and for our next generation!
Marketing strength of the Managing Director and the interest in new things led to global expansion
With the innovations from APV, the internationalisation and market penetration was pursued with great zest by the Managing Director and his sales team.
Further locations were founded by opening company-owned subsidiaries: APV Poland, APV Rumania, APV Russia, APV North Germany, APV America, APV Turkey and APV China are reliable partners in pursuing the goal of internationalising the company, and belong to the APV family just like the employees at the location in the small town of Dallein in the Waldviertel of Autria.
The extensive network of APV contract partners in more than 35 countries now ensure the highest degree of service expertise for our customers all over Europe.
Where is APV heading in the long term?
We will continue to pursue our successful course. Of course, many factors play a role, including political and scientific changes worldwide, but Jürgen Schöls and his dedicated team all know, according to a quote from Dr. Manfred Winterheller:
„When the right people work together in the right atmosphere, the results are unforeseeable in the most positive sense.“