SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 13, 5:15 p.m. ET) — Last year, iPhone case maker Hard Candy Holdings LLC took a gamble on what it expected would be the next-generation shape of the smart phone. It was wrong. But this year, when the San Francisco-based company had access to leaked designs for the iPhone 5, it decided to double down.
In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.
Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.