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Exotic Automation & Supply Wins 2021 ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ Honors

Exotic Automation & Supply, a Premier Parker Hannifin Distributor, announced today their World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit won the Michigan Manufacturer’s Association’s 2021 ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ award.

The Hydraulic Power Unit was determined the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ after two rounds of voting open to Michigan residents. Exotic competed alongside nine other innovative Michigan-made products ranging from a patent-pending residential delivery receptor to potato chips.

“We want to thank everyone who voted our hydraulic power unit for the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ award”. Steve Misiakowski, Engineering Director said. “We are grateful for the support from our employees, customers, vendors, friends, family and community.”

The World’s Largest Hydraulic Power Unit is capable of 4,800 horsepower with a maximum flow of 2,700 gallons per minute and a capacity of 18,000 gallons of hydraulic oil. The system is the only one in the world of its size.

“Exotic Automation has been manufacturing hydraulic systems for over 20 years.” Steve Orlando, Vice President of Sales & Marketing said. “A typical size hydraulic system we manufacturer can be anywhere from 150 to 300 gallons of hydraulic oil depending on the application. This system consisted of 18,000 gallons. It is a massive, historical system and being recognized as the ‘Coolest Thing Made in Michigan’ is a tremendous achievement that we are very proud of.”

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About Exotic Automation & Supply: Exotic Automation & Supply was founded in 1963 and has grown to become one of Parker Hannifin’s largest distributors in the United States. Exotic’s headquarters is located in New Hudson, Michigan. The company maintains full-service centers throughout Michigan & Indiana with locations in Ann Arbor, Freeland (Saginaw), Lansing, Taylor, Flint, Indianapolis, Jackson, Livonia, Noblesville, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township as well as at the main New Hudson complex.