Advanced Technology Products (ATP) is a manufacturing company located in Milford Center, Ohio. We currently produce Polyurethane, Nylon 12 and LLDPE tubing as well as spiral recoil hoses and bonded tubing. The complete product line includes the manufactured products as well as many other tubing/hose products. Also, fittings, pneumatic couplings, clamps, blow guns, mufflers, manifolds and tool balancers round out the current product line. We continue to add new products each year and we’re striving to become a one stop shopping experience for pneumatic and fluid control products.
Advanced Technology Products (ATP) began as a joint venture between a Japanese tubing manufacturer and an American distribution organization. The business opened the doors on December 1, 1990 in Plain City, Ohio.
The original focus was the manufacture of polyurethane spiral recoil hoses and the distribution of Japanese trade items to the Japanese automotive industry in the US. Because of growth, the business relocated in 1992 to a larger facility in Milford Center, Ohio. In 1993, the business surpassed one million dollars in sales and in 1995 grew past the two million dollar mark, while adding an additional curing oven for spiral recoil capacity.
During 1997, a distribution organization was purchased in Tennessee to pursue the Japanese automotive business outside of Ohio and a thermal bonding machine was added for custom polyurethane products. In 1998, the first extrusion line was installed to manufacture polyurethane tubing and a third curing oven was added for additional spiral recoil hose capacity. In the same year, the company purchased a 49% ownership interest in Advanced Technology Pneumatics in Brisbane, Australia.
In 1999, sales broke the three million dollar mark. In 2000, an additional 4,500 square feet of manufacturing space was added to absorb more business growth and a second thermal bonding machine was added for additional custom product capacity. In 2001, a distribution company was established in Ohio to further expand the automotive tier 1 and 2 business and a second extrusion line was added to expand polyurethane production and open capacity for new products. During 2002, a third extrusion line was added to manufacture polyethylene tubing and a forth curing oven was added.
Collectively, 2003 through 2005 saw the business expand past the five million and six million dollar marks. 2005 also began the extrusion of nylon tubing. In 2006, combined sales reached the seven million dollar mark. 2007 was a banner sales year for ATP and EVA tubing was added for the agriculture market. In 2008, new equipment was added to update the production lines and a high speed cutter was added to support more OEM and distributor business.
Recent years have been spent wrestling with a bad economy and some bad luck. Despite these minor setbacks, ATP has expanded the physical size of the facilities and sales. We just passed the ten million dollar mark and have hired a number of great new employees to handle the current and future expansion.