About Us Overview

Our Team

APT is much more than the machines that operate on our site. We have a wealth of skill and knowledge in all the staff we employ.

We invest in our people. Every engineer begins at APT on an intensive 4 year training course and our managerial team have lifelong experience in manufacturing precision turned parts and CNC milled components. We continually support every member of staff to improve their know-how.

History and the owners

The company was founded in 1955 and David Bailey took over as Managing Director in 1970. Since then, APT has grown in size, technology and knowledge to provide our customers with the best, most precise service in precision turned parts design and manufacturing.

From the beginning, our ethos has always been to invest in the most up to date software and machinery while maintaining traditional values. APT’s operations are overseen by David’s daughter, Angela Whitmore, who co-manages the company with Nick Baller.

APT Leicester factory shop floor photo archive from 1955

David Bailey (middle) with Fred Poole (left) at APT in the mid 60’s.

Great turned parts quality and service. We were kept informed throughout, it made a refreshing change for an order to run so smoothly. We would highly recommend this company.

Aerospace – Suzanne G