company history
  • 1992 - Audioprof NV founded

    More than 20 years ago, Audioprof NV was founded by Tom Gheysens as a rental and installer company. In the region of Antwerp (Belgium) Tom and his team installed audio equipment in many restaurants and bars.

  • 1997 - Distributor

    After a few years, Tom Gheysens, turned his rental company into an installed sound company and started to distribute a number of brands for the Benelux market. Being creative with these brands, Audioprof NV soon became one of the leading installed sound companies.

  • 1997 - V-shaped cabinet speakers

    Audioprof was the pioneer to transform the well-known V-shaped cabinet speakers for rear parcel shelves in cars into a cabinet speaker for the fixed install market. Until now, this is still a standard for budget applications.

  • 1998 - Hi-Fi quality sound in 100 volt

    Audioprof was first to convince sound contractors that the new developed 100 Volt ceiling speaker, CM20T, had no audible sound difference compared to a HiFi 8 Ohms 2-way ceiling speaker.

  • 1999 - 16 ohm - 100 volt

    Although it’s obvious, Audioprof was the pioneer to introduce the advantages of 16 Ohm loudspeakers in order to achieve simple (high power) multi-speaker installations without the drawbacks of 100 Volt lines. Even smarter, we combined both 16 Ohm and 100 Volt in some of our loudspeakers.

  • 2004 - Birth of the 'Apart' brand

    The fact that the distributed brands didn’t bring the sound quality and reliability the Audioprof team was aiming for, together with Tom’s passion to deliver great sound in public places, resulted in the birth of the Audioprof-owned Apart audio brand. It was the start of a range of innovative audio products by installers, for installers: the Apart products.

  • 2006 - Launch MASK series

    The design MASK Series is launched and soon becomes an icon in the installed sound business. Wherever you go in the world, chances are high that you will come across a shop, bar, restaurant or office completely installed with our MASK loudspeakers.

  • 2009 - New partners

    The structure of the shareholders enforces with ‘3D-Participaties NV’ which will allow Audioprof’s continuous growth in the future. 3D-Participaties is a Belgian family-owned investment company with long-term investments in medium-sized companies with international growth potential.

  • 2010 - Move to new building

    Because of the fast growth Audioprof had in the last years, we needed to move to a bigger office and warehouse. Since 2010 we are established in our new office in Schoten, near Antwerp, Belgium.

  • 2011 - Set-up Apart Asia Office

    In Shenzhen, China, we set-up an Apart office with 5 fulltime employees

  • 2012 - Anniversary - new logo

    After 20 years we thought it was time to celebrate our anniversary with the introduction of a new Apart logo. The Apart logo includes a new baseline ‘Sounds like the right choice’. This baseline expresses our goal to become the installers’ favorite choice in audio!

  • 2013 - Launch AUDIOCONTROL12.8

    Launch of the audio and control matrix for small and medium sized applications, designed by Apart and manufactured in Europe!

  • 2014 - Launch REVAMP power amplifier series

    Market introduction of 5 new power amplifiers with the newest technology inside and an installer friendly uniform design.

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