History of Sinto
Chotaro Kubota (Sinto’s future founder) established Kubota Casting in 1923 while working as a casting engineer for Toyoda-style spinning looms. Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd., which would eventually become the birthplace of Toyota automobiles, was established in Kariya City in 1926, and Kubota was entrusted with constructing the foundry plant. Thus, Kubota's journey as a foundry machine maker began.
Learn more about Sinto's journey since then.
Chotaro Kubota, founder
1934～1945: Establishment and Casting
Founder Chotaro Kubota’s experience and expertise in the foundry field led him to establish Kubota Seisakusho, Ltd. (Kubota Works) in 1934, when he developed the first jolt squeeze molding machine. Kubota Works contributed to a variety of industries with its molding machines and leadership in casting.
- Chotaro Kubota establishes Kubota Seisakusho, Ltd. (Kubota Works) in Nagoya on October 2, 1934. Kubota develops the first jolt squeeze molding machine, the W-Series, which would see great success as the successor to Toyota’s first engine block casting.
- Pre-World War II
- Sinto molding machines are used for casting in all kinds of industries.
- World War II
- Casting technology plays an important role in the production of castings for airplanes and other machines and supplies used in the war.
- Kubota Works develops the impeller unit, which would become the heart of shot blasting machines.
Kubota Seisakusho, Ltd. (Kubota Works)
1945～1962: Reborn Sinto
In 1945, Kubota Works began its revival after the destruction from the war. Despite ongoing struggles faced by the industry in the war’s aftermath, Kubota Works went on to establish the first domestic foundry plant in 1951. In 1959, the first phase of construction was completed at the Toyokawa Plant, which would later become the company’s base of production, and in 1960 the company was reborn under the new name Sintokogio.
- Post-World War II
- The foundry industry suffers hardships in the post-war period. Everyday objects such as pots and pans continue to be produced, but layoffs are inevitable. Kubota Works is able to retain its core engineers and technicians.
- Kubota Works develops the first Japanese shot blasting machine, the SCB Series, as well as the DC cyclone dust collector, continuing initiatives in casting and related industries.
- Kubota Works establishes its foundry plant, the first in Japan.
- Kubota Works is listed in the Nagoya Stock Exchange, laying the groundwork for future growth. In the same year, the company develops the first shell-mold machine, the SHM-Series, continuing to lead the way in the foundry industry.
- The first phase of construction is completed at the Toyokawa Plant, and technical cooperation begins with Wheelabrator Corp. (USA) for shot blasting machines and dust collectors, signifying the company’s continued revival and growth both within and beyond Japan.
- Kubota Works celebrates its 25th anniversary and is reborn as SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
- The company is listed in the Osaka Securities Exchange. It is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange the following year.
Post-war casting products
First domestic foundry plant
Partnership with Wheelabrator Corp. (USA)
Birth of SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
1963～2009: Development Overseas, Expansion of Business, Worldwide Recognition
Sinto’s development overseas was marked with the establishment of Sintobrator, Ltd. (1963) as a joint venture with trusted international partner Wheelabrator Corp. (U.S.A.) More international companies would follow, such as Taiwan Sintong Machinery Co. Ltd. in Taiwan (1968) and Korea Sinto Co. Ltd. in Korea (1970). Sinto would go on to build a global Sinto Group in 12 countries, all the while strengthening and expanding its technological possibilities. Sinto’s game-changing technologies such as V-Process and SEIATSU would become the industry standard, cementing Sinto’s position as a world leader.
- Sintobrator, Ltd. is established as a joint venture with Wheelabrator Corp. (U.S.A.), specializing in the production of abrasives. The establishment of Sintobrator marks an important moment in Sinto’s development overseas and its first steps toward becoming a global enterprise.
- Sinto develops various shell-core machines in 1965, and the following year, the PM Series, an 8-station metal mold casting machine for aluminum products, is introduced.
- Taiwan Sintong Machinery Co. Ltd. is established as a joint company in Taiwan, Sinto’s next entry into the world stage. Sinto continues its expansion of business with the development of a cold-box core making machine and technical cooperation with Fordath Limited (U.K.) for a continuous mix-muller. New industry developments and technical cooperation around the world would continue to be important initiatives for decades to come.
- Korea Sinto Co. Ltd. is established as a joint company in South Korea.
- Sinto develops the V-Process molding system and participates in the establishment of V-Process, Ltd. This year also marks the beginning of Sinto’s major efforts at overseas business development. In the coming years, the V-Process would gather worldwide attention and even more activities would begin with new international partners and in new locations.
- Sinto’s international efforts continue at a rapid pace. Wheelabrator Sinto do Brasil is established as a joint company with Wheelabrator Corp. (U.S.A.) in 1974. The following year, Heinrich Wagner Sinto Maschinenfabrik GmbH (formerly Wagner Sinto) is established in West Germany. In 1977, Taiwanabrator Co., Ltd. is established in Taiwan, and Herman Sinto V-Process is established in the U.S. with partner Herman Pneumatic Machine Co.
- Sinto develops the SEIATSU molding machine, APS Series and FBS Series. SEIATSU becomes the mainstream technology in casting worldwide.
- Technical advancement continues to be a main theme for Sinto as the company develops new solutions not only in the foundry industry but in related industries such as ceramics. In 1986 the New Production System (NPS) is introduced as a method of increasing productivity and pride in the manufacturing process.
- Sinto continues to develop overseas with the establishment of Roberts Sinto Corp. in the U.S. (1987) and Siambrator Co., Ltd. in Thailand (1988). Sinto’s power cylinder in the mechatronics industry is also developed during this time.
- International efforts continue as companies are established in the United States, Thailand, China, and Brazil. Sinto continues to develop new solutions in the foundry, surface treatment, and environmental equipment industries.
- Sinto introduces its world-renowned environmentally-friendly Aeration molding machine, ACE Series, as well as shell core molding machines with deodorizers and compact dust collectors and vacuum cleaners for dioxins.
- Sinto enters new global markets such as India and Mexico, while strengthening long-running relationships with new companies in China. Sinto’s world-standard flaskless molding machines with Aeration sand filling technology, FCMX Series (2004) and FBOX Series (2007), are debuted.
- Sintobrator merges with Sintokogio, signifying Sinto’s renewed commitment to its global endeavors, providing quality products and specialized support to manufacturers the world over.
Establishment of Taiwan Sintong Machinery Co. Ltd.
Sinto's V-Process makes its world debut
Heinrich Wagner Sinto Maschinenfabrik GmbH
SEIATSU molding machine
Qingdao Sinto Machinery Co. Ltd.
Aeration molding machine
2010～: Toward a New Global Future
Building on the foundational work of the previous generations and the trust built through decades of technical development and partnership worldwide, Sinto is now stepping into a new era as a truly global group. Today Sinto continues to build important relationships and expand its business globally in order to offer state-of-the-art solutions to customers all over the world.
- Zhejiang Sinto Abrasive Co., Ltd. is established in China.
- P.T. Sinto Indonesia is established in Indonesia, and Sinto Bharat Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd. is established in India.
- Guangzhou Xin Zhongtong Machinery Co., Ltd. is established, becoming Sinto Group’s newest group company in China.
- Sinto acquires Technical Metal Finishing, Inc. in U.S.A., and further opening up possibilities in the surface treatment industry. Sinto strengthens its engagement in Europe as well with capital participation in German company Frohn GmbH.
- Sinto enters into a strategic partnership with German company Laempe & Mössner GmbH, the world leader in core molding technology, and Laempe becomes an affiliated company under the new name Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH.
Sinto Bharat Manufacturing Pvt. Ltd.
New partnership with Laempe Mössner Sinto GmbH, creating new possibilities