Sinto America, Inc. started in 1991 after Roberts Sinto Corporation became wholly owned by Sintokogio. LTD. of Nagoya, Japan, a world-leading foundry equipment manufacturer. Sinto America, Inc. was created to help build the North American Market starting by purchasing SandMold Systems, Inc., an Equipment and Complete Foundry Systems Manufacturer in Newaygo, Michigan in 1998. The purchase of SandMold Systems brought together two well-known names in the foundry industry. The joining of Roberts Sinto and SandMold not only expanded existing capabilities beyond equipment to foundry systems and processes, but also increased the workforce by approximately 50%.
In 2004, Sinto America expanded into a new market division under Roberts Sinto Corporation called “Sinto Surface Treatment” to introduce Sinto’s blast equipment into the North American market. The Sinto Surface Treatment Test Center opened in 2008 at Roberts Sinto’s manufacturing facility in Grand Ledge, Michigan and allows the company to test parts in Sinto’s blast machine’s and find the right application for the customer.
Sinto America established Roberts Sinto de Mexico in 2006. The office opened in July 27, 2007 in Monterrey, Neuvo Leon, Mexico. Roberts Sinto de Mexico was established to serve Sinto customers in the Mexican territory and to help develop new customers in the growing market. They help provide equipment in both the foundry and surface treatment industry as well as parts and service.
Sinto America has been continuing to grow in the market and acquired National Peening to become part of the Sinto Surface Treatment division and further developing into the Peening business. National Peening officially became part of Sinto America on December 23, 2011 and currently have 5 locations including Statesville, NC (Headquarters), Wilmington, NC, Greenville, SC, Salem, VA, and the newest addition Bedford Heights, OH.
In 2013, Sinto America formed a joint venture with Chemisch Thermische Prozesstechnik GmbH (CTP) to form CTP Sinto America LLC. CTP, headquartered in Graz, Austria, develops technologies to achieve extremely low outlet emissions from most industrial processes. CTP started working with Sintokogio in 1998 when they signed a license agreement. Sinto’s relationship with CTP moved forward, creating CTP Sinto America to help grow the air pollution control business in the North American market.
Sinto America’s newest addition to the North American group is Technical Metal Finishing, Inc. Sinto America acquired the assets of Technical Metal Finishing, Inc (TMF) located in Wallingford, CT in 2014. TMF is a contract manufacturer that specializes in shot peening, high technical surface finishing, and thermal spray coatings for the aerospace and medical industries.