As we close the end of our fiscal year, I want to take a moment to thank you for your patronage, reflect on 2018, and look ahead to 2019. Whether you are a new customer of ours or one that has been with us for a long time, I would like to personally thank you for your business. From the quality and safety of our products, to the commitment of our staff to fulfill your requirements – Autoquip is working hard every day to earn your business.
We continued our positive momentum and delivered another year of record bookings and shipments. It has been an extremely busy and exciting year with our customers bringing us some extraordinary and challenging projects. As their production requirements have required a unique solution, we have applied our design ingenuity and creativity to provide a custom-engineered lift. Our controls and integration capabilities continue to set us apart by offering our customers more value to their application.
Managing the business growth this past year has been very challenging at times. This customer driven-custom solution capabilities that we offer requires flexibility in manufacturing. We try diligently to meet each and every customer’s need when and wherever possible. We also strive to be upfront and forthright in advising our customers of unexpected delays in schedules.
We have been operating in the material handling industry for over seventy-five years; a sector that is rapidly evolving with increasing demands – it is this achievement that I am particularly proud of – that we remain committed to our customers to provide them a safe, high quality, custom product. We see unlimited potential for future projects that expand our capabilities and technology, and we will work even harder to meet your expectations.