FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Woodstock, Illinois (May 29, 2018) – Matrix 4, a plastics design, engineering, tooling and manufacturing company, has purchased two new injection molding machines from Absolute Haitian (Worcester, Massachusetts) and anticipates adding a third later this year. A Haitian Jupiter II servo-hydraulic two-platen molding machine (JU 7500/5000 II) with 845 U.S. tons of clamp force and Zhafir Zeres all-electric molding machine (ZE 5500/3350) with 618 U.S. tons of clamp force were delivered in September 2017. A Jupiter II (JU 10,000/8400) wide platen molding machine with 1,124 U.S. tons of clamp force is planned for later in 2018.
The new machines expand Matrix 4’s ability to provide solutions for the company’s consumer goods customers such as the production of point-of-purchase displays for several well-known companies.
The new Jupiter II and Zeres machines complement four other Haitian injection molding machines previously purchased by Matrix 4. “We wanted to remain consistent with our control interface and our relationship with a partner that has delivered a quality machine, good service and reliability,” said Patricia Miller, CEO and owner of Matrix 4. “The Zeres and Jupiter machines offer us the benefit of more energy efficiency and space saving layouts for higher productivity per square foot.”
“After I took leadership of my grandfather’s company in 2014, I wanted to challenge the status quo. ‘Start-up’ and ‘manufacturing’ don’t usually go together but they can,” said Miller. “The biggest challenge we faced in reestablishing Matrix 4 is the intensity of capital expenditure. Buying molding machines from Absolute Haitian at a better price point helped us make a whole new level of commitment to the Matrix 4 organization.”
“The question four years ago was, could we restart this business. We’re happy to have grown at a rate that has landed Matrix 4 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. Our timing was right as U.S. industry began growing after a long period of downturn,” said Miller. “We’re developing strong partnerships with our customers and our suppliers such as Absolute Haitian. We have aligned interests and a desire to grow together.”
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.
Patrice Aylward, Communications Consultant
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