How NPE, a rejuvenated auto market and hybrid/all-e machines pushed Engel North America to a record year


Long-delayed equipment investments, a resurgent automotive market, and one of the world's largest plastics shows came together last spring to help push a number of equipment suppliers in North America to record performances in 2012, including automation and injection molding machine supplier Engel.

"[NPE2012] certainly didn't hurt; we really couldn't have timed it any better," Engel North America President Mark Sankovitch told PlasticsToday. "The show was just one part of multiple pieces-everything aligned."

Sankovitch provided additional color on his company's record North American results in 2012, when sales eclipsed $200 million for the U.S., Canada, and the Maquiladora region of Mexico.

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