Despite supply chain disruptions impacting the manufacturing industry, we had a fantastic year thanks to our amazing Airline Hydraulics team, partners, and the customers we serve, Here is a look at a few of our favorite moments from 2022 Airline by the numbers and a few of our favorite moments from 2022.
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Airline by the Numbers | Airline Stats for 2022
2022 Highlights | Summary
1. $100 Million Transactions on airlinehyd.com
Reaching this milestone was only possible with our internal website team's knowledge and skill.
Todd Schnirel, Airline's Director of Business Development & Agility, adds:
"In 2022, our internal website team continued to enrich the information about our products, including images, technical specifications, features, and documentation. The team created substitute recommendations for discontinued or long lead time parts and the "Notify Me" button to request emails when parts become available.
Also, the order look-up and tracking can be done from the header on any page with or without logging in. Additionally, the improved "My Account" section with shopping lists, previous orders, customer part numbers, previous quotes, and so much more. And lastly, the enhanced search features to find the parts you need faster."
2. $37 Million in Inventory
With over 255 brands on our line card, Airline can specify, stock, and support the factory stock you need to get the job done. Over the past year, Airline has invested more than $37 million in inventory as a stocking distributor.
3. Two New Location Openings
We keep expanding! In 2022 we celebrated opening our two new locations in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and York, Pennsylvania. So where are we going next? You'll have to stay tuned to find out.
4. 4,600 YouTube Subscribers
Airline's YouTube Channel is where our expertise and knowledge come to life to give you the most up-to-date information about fluid power, hydraulics, pneumatics, and automation. Watch our tutorial and explainer videos, product demonstrations, facility tours, and more.
5. 2,000 Blog Subscribers
Our Technically Speaking blog is where our experts' collective experience works to inform you about the latest technologies and best practices. Read and learn how to make your technology systems work for you and become faster, more innovative, competitive, and cost-effective in today's rapidly changing marketplace. Make sure to subscribe to our blog. We post weekly on Thursdays!
6. Four Webinars
Airline's experts collaborate with industry professionals to discuss, demonstrate and explain the latest technologies in the manufacturing world. We hosted four live webinars, now available for on-demand viewing. What topics or technology areas of interest should we cover next year? Let us know in the comments!
7. Over 250 Tech Traveler Visits
We made over 250 visits to our customers this year in our mobile roadshow, the Tech Traveler, and doubled our fleet. The Tech Traveler brings live demos from various manufacturers right to you. So you can now stay ahead of the latest technology without ever leaving your parking lot.
8. 25 Value-Add Services
Airline offers customized system engineering, field service, installation, and repair for all our products. Let's review some of our value-added services and successes for the year.
Value-Add Statistics for 2022
120 hydraulic power units built
398 field service calls (installs) fulfilled
3,840,000 inches of aluminum extrusion machined
1,968 framing assemblies built
234 inches of aluminum extrusion used for the tallest assembly built this year
2,819 control panels made and wired
8,224 pneumatic, mechanical, and cable subassemblies built
200 completed safety assessments
80 safety guards installed
Airline Value Add Services:
9. One New Website Launch
MPSA (Machine & Process Safety Assessment Group) is a branch brand of Airline Hydraulics providing turnkey machine guarding solutions, custom machine safety training, and decades of industry experience. To serve our customer's needs best, we launched the new and improved mpsasafety.com.
10. 355 Employees, and growing!
We're growing. Come grow with us! For over 72 years, Airline's been a leading regional distributor of hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, motion control, machine-safeguarding products, and custom-engineered technology solutions. Join the Airline team, reap the benefits of our company culture, and we'll work together to grow.
Airline Employees enjoying themselves at one of our 2022 Holiday parties.
11. 100% Employee-Owned
While many companies are a partial ESOP, Airline Hydraulics is proud to be 100% employee-owned. Learn more about what it means to be an ESOP, its benefits for employees, and explore our company culture page for more information on what it's like to work at Airline.
Other 2022 Highlights
Omron Automation Americas Distributor of the Year for 2021:
In early 2022, Airline was awarded as a recipient of the 2021 Distributor of the Year Award throughout North and South America. This award recognizes Airline's substantial investments in Omron's inventory, exceeding sales achievements, continued expansion with a new location in South Carolina, and Airline's mobile technology showcase of Omron products, the Tech Traveler. Omron recognizing Airline with this award proves Airline is a strategic partner, and industrial customers have increased accessibility to local Omron inventory and technical support.
Airline in the News:
Check out just some news coverage about Airline in 2022.
It's been another incredible year of growth for Airline Hydraulics Corporation. We proudly support our customers and communities with the tools and technologies they need to do the job. Despite 2022 being another year of uncertainty, our core values of being CHAMPIONS guided us through. Lastly, it wouldn't have been possible without our incredible community of customers, partners, and employee owners! THANK YOU!