First-time transplant business pushes Absolute Haitian to best year ever


Absolute Haitian enjoyed its best year ever in 2012, almost doubling total sales bookings over 2011, with much of the growth coming from a resurgent automotive market, particularly some first-time sales into transplant automotive OEM suppliers.

"Last year the biggest driver for us was automotive," Glenn Frohring, Absolute Haitian president, told PlasticsToday. "The nice thing is we were able to establish some strong business from Japanese transplant accounts. That particular segment of our customer base was the toughest nut to crack."

Frohring said two issues helped his company win the new business: longer lead times for competitive machine suppliers and growing familiarity, and trust, of Haitian technology. ...
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