From local forklift supplier to national warehouse integrator in two decades
Apex Companies, a national storage and material handling systems provider, reaches its 20-year anniversary this month. From a Chicago area forklift supplier to a full-service storage and warehouse automation resource, the Apex team has a lot to celebrate. Apex has evolved into a recognized industry leader, comprising five central business units and employing a dedicated team of more than 160 across the US.
When launching the business in 2003, John Paul Turcich knew he had something unique. “I knew we could put together something different and be an advocate for the customer.” That mentality has remained at the core of what the company affectionately calls The Apex Way. Turcich and the other Apex Principals instill a client-first mentality in everyday operations throughout the business units.
“The difference between success and failure is the execution. I believe it’s a part of our company’s DNA to do the absolute best for our clients and ensure that they get the win,” adds Turcich. Staying true to those principles has helped Apex expand both its capabilities and operations.
As customers identify needs, Apex is primed and ready to fulfill them.
“We’ve transitioned into providing not only racking and fork truck sales and service but the full scope of material handling needs for our customers. As their businesses expand, they look to us to help make them more efficient,” adds Bill DeHaan, Principal, Apex Storage LLC.
When they saw a need for professional installation services, Apex staffed up and dispatched teams across the U.S. Today, Apex deploys 12 national installation teams, creating a seamless connection between warehouse design and implementation.
Apex also launched its Rack Repair & Safety division to answer the need for professional pallet rack inspections and damage repair services.
Most recently, Apex Automation Solutions has become a leader in exploring automation technologies that address long-standing industry challenges –from reducing labor reliance and costs to managing inventory and supply chains.
Over the last two decades, Apex Companies has nurtured invaluable and lasting partnerships with leading manufacturers and equipment suppliers. “We look to each project as a partnership between the Apex employees, the customer, and our vendors. If everyone’s on the same page and synced up, that delivers the best customer experience and drives to our collective success,” explains Peter DeHaan, Principal.
As Apex Companies celebrates its 20th anniversary, it remains dedicated to anticipating customer needs and growing ahead of those challenges to help businesses optimize warehouse operations and achieve continued success.