Exporting

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H.O. Bostrom

H.O. Bostrom's booth at the INTERSCHUTZ international exhibition for rescue, fire prevention, disaster relief, safety and security, held in 2015 in Germany

Delivering Seating Solutions on Six Continents

In 65 countries spanning five continents, H.O. Bostrom provides seating solutions for vehicles and equipment in industries such as fire (FireFighter™ brand), marine (SeaPost™ brand), construction, transportation and other niche markets. By offering complete design, engineering, fabrication and assembly of seating systems and components, the company offers customers the advantage of single sourcing all of their seating requirements. In 2016, H.O. Bostrom celebrated its 70th year as a family-owned and -operated business.

Growth through Export Success

Over the past two decades, H.O. Bostrom has expanded its exports through attendance at overseas trade shows, which afford the opportunity to meet and talk with potential clients and distributors and provide product information. Today, international sales represent 25 percent of the Waukesha-based company’s overall business, and exporting has allowed the company to increase the number of people it employs by 15 to 20 percent. In 2016, the company received the Governor’s Export Achievement Award for excellence in exporting growth and modeling practices that can be used by other Wisconsin companies to help them grow through exporting.

(May 2016)

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