APV was the name of a company making process equipment and remains as a brand name of plate and frame heat exchangers today. APV was founded in 1910 as the Aluminium Plant & Vessel Company Limited, fabricating equipment for breweries and vegetable oil in Wandsworth, a town in south London. APV continued to grow, supplying equipment services to the dairy, food and chemical industries. After a number of mergers and acquisitions, the APV brand was most recently acquired by SPX Corporation in 2007 where it remains as a brand name for pumps, valves, heat exchangers, mixers and homogenizers in the process industries. SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPXC) , is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. APV Heat Exchangers are now manufactured in SPX FLOW’s new state-of-the-art facility located in Bydgoszcz, Poland.