In May, Absolute Haitian Corp. opened its first assembly plant in the United States for Haitian International injection machines in China. Measuring 116,000 feet2, the newly completed building in Moncks Corner, SC near the Port of Charleston, houses not only manufacturing and warehousing space, but also demonstration, training, spare parts and of sale. Equipped with an entry dock, two 25-ton cranes, a 50-ton crane and a central cooling system, the new operations center will assemble and test larger presses, that is, that is to say, to begin with, about 700 tons and more. These will mainly include servohydraulic machines with two Jupiter plates; Jenius two-plate hybrid machines; and the Mars 2S servohydraulic toggle presses, Haiti’s bestseller in the United States. The new factory will bring major mechanical subassemblies from China, as well as controls and other electrical and hydraulic components from various domestic and international suppliers.
The grand opening ceremony was attended by the CEOs of Haitian Group and Haitian Plastics Machinery, as well as the three co-owners of Absolute Haitian â Nathan Smith, Michael Ortolano and Glenn Frohring. The new facility âpositions us well to reduce delivery times and improve support to our customers,â said Ortolano. At the opening event, a Mars 2S MA 3200 (320 metric tons), Jupiter JU 6500 II, Jenius JE 6500, a fully electric Venus VE 2300 unit and a Zeres ZE 2300 electric press with integrated hydraulic system for draws of cores – Haiti’s fastest growing line in the United States At that time the factory had in stock about March 45, Zeres and other machines from 60 to 190 mt As explained by Frohring, customers benefit not only from the large stock of machines for quick delivery also the ability of customers to witness a large press run here rather than in China. The new assembly capability also gives Absolute Haitian additional flexibility as drives, for example, can be interchangeable between different machines. Frohring also noted that the new tariffs have only a small effect on the prices of these machines, which remain very competitive.
It was announced at the event that Absolute Haitian had just started construction of an even larger assembly plant – 259,000 feet2âWith similar capacities in Mexico, expected to be completed in two years.