API Heat Transfer Inc

API Heat Transfer Inc

Everything about API Heat Transfer is focused on performance. It’s a part of our 130-year heritage designing and delivering world-class heat transfer products for nearly every industry. It’s bolstered by our worldwide network of manufacturing facilities and more than 1,800 employees who provide sales, service, and support. And it’s ingrained in a process that has served customers around the world well for nearly a century and a half. Upon working with us, you’ll find it’s our performance that sets us apart. There’s heat transfer. Then there’s API Heat Transfer.

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2777 Walden Avenue , Buffalo , New York 14225 USA


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API Heat Transfer has merged with ThermaSys Corporation to form one of the world's premier suppliers for the design and manufacture of industrial heat exchangers.

The combination allows us to better serve our customers' needs with a broader range of heat transfer solutions, greater innovation and validation capabilities, and an expanded global footprint. In addition API Heat Transfer's wide range of heat transfer technologies, ThermaSys brings to the table a portfolio of highly respected brands including General Thermodynamics and Covrad copper brass radiators, Thermal Transfer Products line of standard air-cooled and shell and tube heat exchangers, Serck marine coolers, and MHE aluminum condensers. ThermaSys also produces various high-efficiency seam-welded copper/brass and aluminum tubing. What hasn't changed with the merger is the best-in-class quality of our products, the brand names you've come to know and trust, and our commitment to personal, top-notch service. Together, API Heat Transfer and ThermaSys are delivering world-class heat transfer solutions to nearly every industrial market.

API Heat Transfer is one of the largest full service producers of industrial heat exchangers and heat transfer systems. With a broad variety of heat transfer products providing outstanding performance, API Heat Transfer enjoys an excellent global reputation. Operating from manufacturing sites located in the USA, Germany and China and with a distribution network all over the world, API Heat Transfer provides professional and complete service to you wherever you are.

Originally founded in 1947, American Precision Industries first venture into heat transfer was with Basco, a brand specializing in the manufacture of shell and tube heat exchangers. Fast forward almost 60 years, and API Heat Transfer now proudly serves the market with three well­ known brands, namely Basco, Schmidt and Airtech, and employs almost 1,000 people worldwide. For over half a century, API Heat Transfer has provided high quality cost­ effective products to OEM 's, packagers, and end users that are providing reliable service in virtually every industrialized country.

We serve a broad variety of industrial markets with an unmatched portfolio of innovative heat exchanger designs, including a full line of Custom as well as Standard Shell & Tube, Extended Surface Plate Fin, Plate & Frame, Brazed Plate, Welded Plate, Semi-Welded Plate, Plate & Shell, Brazed Aluminum Bar & Plate and Brazed Aluminum Tube & Header, which see a wide variety of applications in the Compressor, Air Dryer, Air Separation, Power, General Industrial, Food & Beverage, and Refrigeration Markets. We also supply complete Evaporation Systems, Pasteurizers/Aseptic Systems, Deaeration Systems and Dealcoholization Systems.

So whether your application is liquid/liquid, liquid/gas, or gas/gas, API Heat Transfer can select a cost effective, reliable design just right for the job. Advanced Technology and Excellent Customer Service - these are long, traditions of API Heat Transfer.

Advanced Technology means innovative designs, state-of-the-art software, and modern production facilities. From production know-how to engineering design software and automated manufacturing equipment, API Heat Transfer has made enormous investments, which will not only be beneficial for the company's future development, but help us better meet our customers' requirements.

Excellent Customer Service means API will consistently provide responsive and professional service. From sales engineers directly in contact with customers to dedicated technical teams involved in production, API Heat Transfer can provide quality service before and after order placement. API Heat Transfer hopes great service can lead to a long-term positive relationship with our customers.

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Built for strategic growth

API Heat Transfer’s approach is one of a unified, customer-focused global enterprise. Our global presence, market expertise, comprehensive solutions, and product development combine to set us apart – today and for years to come.

Our company is made of four heat transfer groups that bring technology together to offer superior products, industry knowledge, and exceptional service to our worldwide customers.

  • Air Cooled Group
  • Shell & Tube Group
  • Plate & Thermal Systems Group
  • Fluid Power & Distributed Products Group

These groups work closely together across the globe to provide the optimal heat transfer solution for the application at hand.

What we believe

Below are the principles that guide how we work each and every day at API Heat Transfer. They’re important to us, because they dictate how we perform for you.

Core Purpose

  • Our performance inspires the trust that makes us your best choice.

Rigorous Business Strategy

  • Five-year strategic direction for our company, which is reviewed and updated annually.

Engaging Roadmaps

  • Roadmaps are evolved from the rigorous business strategy.

Dedicated Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Passion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Dedication

Organizational Success

  • Achieve profitable sales by executing our strategic growth initiatives and putting customers first.