M4 Expands Capability to 1050T with New Large Tonnage Machine


WOODSTOCK, Ill., April 23, 2019 — Matrix 4, a plastics design and manufacturing house, added a new large-tonnage machine to its factory floor. Purchased from Absolute Haitian, the Jupiter II (JU 10,000/8400) wide platen molding machine with 1,124 U.S. tons of clamp force will complement two additional injection molding machines — a Haitian Jupiter II (JU 7500/5000 II) and Zhafir Zeres (ZE 5500/3350) — delivered from the producer earlier this year.


The Jupiter II will greatly expand Matrix 4’s capabilities, allowing for increased production levels and a wider range of products for clients.

“We had projected in our strategic planning and capabilities budget the desire to bring in an over 1000 T machine,” said Patricia Miller, CEO, owner, and visionary behind Matrix 4. “This purchase is executing on our established strategy.”

Alongside the Zeres and Jupiter machines, the Jupiter II further exemplifies Matrix 4’s continued investment in serving a wider array of products and clients. It will be put to use immediately for a project kicking off in the next couple of weeks, and will better serve local and regional clients and prospective customers with large tonnage machine needs.


“Increasing our tonnage means that we will be able to make a broader range of products supported by a more diverse tonnage spread,” said Miller. “In our area, there are not many large tonnage machines and thus, we want to satisfy the need and support the demand from clients. We are also excited to support some of the design to manufacturing projects we are working on internally through this machine.”

Aligning interests with Absolute Haitian has fueled Matrix 4’s continued growth and dedication to achieving higher levels of energy efficiency and productivity per square foot, in the process.

“Our relationship with Haitian remains strong and we are excited to add another to our machines and continue to drive making meaningful products that matter in plastic,” said Miller.


Matrix 4, based in Woodstock, Illinois, loves to delight customers by making tangible, real, physical products that help make the world go around and loves to do it as a team. Matrix 4 is 40 years old yet operates with a start-up mentality. Cheers to all makers big and small, leading the charge on redefining manufacturing.

Absolute Haitian, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, is the exclusive sales and service partner in the U.S. and Canada for Ningbo Haitian Machinery Co., Ltd. based in Ningbo, China. Ningbo Haitian Machinery Co., Ltd. is the world’s largest supplier of plastics injection molding machinery, shipping more than 35,000 machines in 2017. Haitian products are sold in more than 160 countries with machine sizes ranging from 44 to 7,425 U.S. tons of clamp force.