History of Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA)

Around 1977, Hitachi Powdered Metals (Japan) began exporting powdered metal products to the U.S. market.  As the business increased, it became apparent that local production facilities would be required to provide adequate service to North American customers.  With that goal in mind, Hitachi Powdered Metals began a feasibility study for a U.S. plant in 1986.

 

 

In April 1987, thirty acres of land were acquired in Greensburg, Indiana, and Sintering Technologies, Inc. was formed.  At the time, Sintering Technologies, Inc. was a joint venture between Hitachi Powdered Metals of Matsudo, Japan; Cummins Engine Company of Columbus, Indiana; and Hitachi Metals America of Purchase, New York.  Hitachi Powdered Metals' participation in Sintering Technologies, Inc. was the result of a need for local production capability for products which various U.S. customers, including Cummins Engine Company, were importing from Japan.  Cummins' desire was for improved access to the advances in powdered metal technology.  The supplier/customer relationship provided the forum for initial discussion in 1986.

 

 

 

On April 1, 2012, Sintering Technologies, Inc. changed its name to Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA).

Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc.'s goal, as stated in our corporate philosophy, is to constantly expand the applications of powdered metal technology.  Since 1988, adherence to this philosophy has been Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc. grow to its current status.

 

 

Today, Hitachi Powdered Metals (USA), Inc. is a company with over 250 associates, producing quality powdered metal products for automotive and other industries.

 

Corporate Philosophy

To be a dedicated and reliable partner with our customers, providing them with the highest quality and technologically advanced products.

 

To accept the challenge, as an innovative company in the powdered metal field, of continuous development of new applications using this technology.

 

To be a highly respected international company contributing to the economy and promoting good will throughout the local community and the world.

 

To be a team-oriented company where all employees contribute and cooperate together to achieve our goals, which is the "WA" spirit.

 

Corporate Profile

Established: September 1987
Initial Shipment: October 1988
Investment: US $20 million
Products: Sintered Structural Part, Valve Train Components
Land: 30 acres
Facility: 80,000 sq. ft.  (1st Stage)
160,000 sq. ft  (2nd Stage)
Employees: 265
Major Customers: DaimlerChrysler Co., Cummins Engine Co.,
Ford Motor Co., General Motors Co.,
Honda of America Mfg., Nissan Motor Mfg.,
Saturn Co., Toyota Motor Mfg.