Sintering Technologies, Inc. (STI), located in Greensburg, IN, USA, a powder metal products manufacturing subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., has now commenced full-scale production after enhancement of production capacity of valve timing control system components by 150%. The expansion is in response to increasing demand from the North American auto market.
As of April 1, STI will change from its current name to Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc., and will aim to further expand its business and improve its services.
STI has been manufacturing and distributing powder metal products for vehicles as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical, since 1995 after originally being established as a joint venture company of Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd. and a local company in 1987. STI’s strength is its engine component technology, states Hitachi, specifically referencing its valve guides.
With powder metal products manufacturing locations in the U.S., Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia (operation started in February 2012), and India (to commence operation in April 2013), the Hitachi Chemical Group has the capacity to supply products to meet the demands of its clients globally, and will strive to improve service to further increase customer satisfaction, the company stated.
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