From user to entrepreneur
It was clear to Jürgen Schöls right from the start that he was going to take over the family 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 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 should use APV technology on his farm“.
APV is constantly working on this vision with a team of 100+ employees (as at Sept 2016) on a national and international level, we know that only joint successes are real successes!
Technology and innovation – Important characteristics of the company
"Innovations for the future" is the motto at APV, and our team lives and works according to the slogan "Inspired by farmers & realised by professionals". Our knowledge is based on many years of practical experience in agriculture. Our product management and sales teams are constantly observing the trends and challenges posed by the modern agricultural technology market. For this reason, the R & D department at APV is continuously developing high-quality implements that feature time-saving operations with efficient applications and maximum effectiveness.
The focus of our efforts is ensuring premium quality products - made in Austria.
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
Powered by the innovations from APV, the globalization and market penetration were pursued with great zest by the Managing Director and his sales team.
Further locations were founded by opening company-owned subsidiaries: APV Poland, APV Romania, APV Russia, APV North Germany, APV China and APV America 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 over Europe and the world.
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.“