Haitian International 2019: Continuous Growth & Expansion

Haitian International 2019: Continuous Growth & Expansion

Haitian International Holdings Ltd, one of the world’s largest producers of plastic injection molding machines, has opened the construction of one of its manufacturing site in the Americas, following its global long-term strategy to manufacture and assemble locally.
The new Mexican plant with an area of 92,000 sqm is located in Centro Logistico Jalisco, an industrial park located in Acatlan de Juarez, a Guadalajara metropolitan area municipality. It was chosen because it offers fast access to the booming industrial zones in Central Mexico, as well as efficient transport means to the rest of the country, while also being close to the Manzanillo seaport.

On May 28th, exactly at 11:18, the official groundbreaking ceremony took place with the attendance of over 180 guests, among them local government officials, Haitian Mexico staff, local customers and specialized media. Haitian Group’s global authorities joined the event, including Mr. Zhang Jianming, President of Haitian International, Mr. Zhang Jianfeng, President of Haitian Plastics Machinery Group, and Mr. Chen Weiqun, Vice President of Haitian Plastics Machinery Group.

Absolute Haitian Opens Operations Facility In South Carolina, USA

Absolute Haitian Opens Operations Facility In South Carolina, USA

Charleston, SC, May 30, 2019 – Absolute Haitian Corporation (Worcester, MA), the exclusive sales and service partner of Haitian International (Ningbo, China) has expanded their North American operations with the opening of a 116,000-sq.-ft. facility in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, just outside of Charleston. The new facility provides additional capacity and capabilities to support Haitian International’s product lines for injection molders in the USA and Canada. The new operations facility complements existing facilities for the U.S. and Canada in Worcester, Massachusetts; Cleveland, Ohio; and Batavia, Illinois; plus warehousing in southern California.

On May 30, Absolute Haitian and Haitian International held a grand opening celebration with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour of the new facility for customers, suppliers, public officials and other guests.

New facility enables domestic machine assembly of Haitian International’s molding machines

Approximately 100,000 square feet of the new Moncks Corner facility is dedicated to manufacturing, warehouse and demonstration space with the capacity to assemble and test large tonnage machines and store stock machines and aftermarket parts. High ceilings accommodate large tonnage presses even when equipped with top entry automation. Three overhead cranes including one 50-ton crane, plus multi-level docks and reinforced concrete flooring facilitate the delivery and storage of large-tonnage machine assemblies. The facility’s drive-in dock enables flatbed trucks to move fully loaded onto the floor for more convenient unloading. “All of these features position us well to reduce lead times on delivery and enhance support to our customers,” said Mike Ortolano, co-owner of Absolute Haitian.

The 16,000-sq.-ft. office space houses a training center, applications engineering offices and sales functions.

South Carolina selected based on geographic and market analysis

“Although other states along the eastern seaboard were considered, economic development officials in the state of South Carolina and regional economic development groups helped make the selection an easy one,” said Absolute Haitian co-owner Nate Smith. “The expansion of the automotive sector, presence of white goods manufacturing and fast regional growth in the southeast were major considerations. In fact, we’re located in the same industrial park as a $1.2 billion Google data center.”

“Most of the large tonnage machines sold in the U.S. are delivered to customers in the southeastern U.S., the upper Midwest states of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana, and Canada, forming a large machine corridor,” said Glenn Frohring, co-owner of Absolute Haitian. “The deep-water port of Charleston allows us to connect easily to that corridor via nearby intermodal transportation options for fast delivery to the customer.”

“This investment in infrastructure enables Absolute Haitian to support the needs of our customers and continue to grow our installed machine base in North America,” noted Frohring. “We are pursuing a range of domestic machine assembly options in collaboration with Haitian, based on the needs of the market.”

About Absolute Haitian and Haitian International

Absolute Haitian, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the exclusive sales and service partner in the U.S. and Canada for Haitian International Holdings Limited, which is the world’s largest supplier of plastics injection molding machinery, shipping more than 35,000 machines in 2017. Haitian International’s products are sold in more than 130 countries with machine sizes ranging from 44 to 7,425 U.S. tons of clamp force.