JAPCC joins the ICAPE group and becomes ICAPE Netherlands
The rise of the ICAPE group continues as French suppliers of printed circuits and custom technical parts made another strategic move on the European market with the acquisition of JAPCC, in the Netherlands. This new business unit offers a window of proximity to this promising country thanks to a highly qualified team with nearly a century of combined experience and a state-of-the-art facility.
Founded in 2003, JAPCC is a solid structure that provides quality and technical products to the Dutch and German market and relies on a strong AVL, mainly in Asia. With 18 years of experience in the electronics industry, this merger is a major asset for ICAPE Group and its expansion strategy on the European continent. After the opening of Business Units in Poland and Sweden, the acquisition of BAE in Germany, the acquisition of IDELEC in France, ICAPE Group continues to gather its strengths and talents. In November 2021, Cyril Calvignac, CEO of ICAPE Group, and Melvin Brummelhuis, CEO of JAPCC joined the forces of the companies they lead towards an ambitious project, under the banner of ICAPE Netherlands: “The partnership between ICAPE Group and JAPCC allow us to offer our customers a wider range of products, technologies, services and suppliers. Partly thanks to the global presence of ICAPE Group, headquartered in France, America and China, we can benefit from the current market of globalization and expansion, but certainly be there for all customers, smaller to larger. This step also creates great growth opportunities for an expansion of our activities in the Dutch market and further expansion in the German market. With CIPEM’s products, we also hope to be able to realize even better our strategy of “meeting customer needs for technical parts” ”, said Mr. Brummelhuis.
ICAPE Group is also very optimistic about this situation because the company can start working with a team and offices that are 100% ready to use, as explained by Mr. Cyril Calvignac: “ICAPE Group is established and efficient in Germany and we have been studying the Netherlands for a few years now. It is a dynamic country with real industrial potential. Our policy has always been to offer the closest proximity to our customers while ensuring them the quality of service of an international group. We are extremely happy and confident to welcome JAPCC to our family. We have studied how this team works and they are very organized, professional and dedicated to their clients. ICAPE Group will benefit from new projects and clients, will strengthen its AVL, and ICAPE Netherlands will be able to rely on our solid organization and on all the services offered by our headquarters in Asia. It’s a win-win combination and together we are walking in the same direction with high goals!
For ICAPE Group, these new offices and facilities in Eibergen are also a strategic step for its logistics organization. Recently, the ICAPE Group benefited from an increase in its logistics capacities in Germany with a new base in Nuremberg and is working to optimize its transport and storage forces in France and Sweden. With the addition of a 340 m2 warehouse in the offices of ICAPE Netherlands, ICAPE Group is now able to offer several options to its customers to reduce lead times and better control costs. A bright future awaits ICAPE Netherlands as the company forecasts 30% growth in 2022 and for the years to come: “We are prepared for the future and look forward to it with confidence,” concludes Melvin Brummelhuis.