Sinco Customs Team Working on a Ford Falcon XA

Here at our current workshop at 47a Bryant Road, Te Rapa, we now have 330 square meters of space. With 3 hard-working full time staff members, and directors Mike and his wife Ann-Marie, we are delivering high-performance vehicle solutions with a passion. Here's a bit about the team at Sinco Customs!

Mike and Ann-Marie Sinclair in the Workshop

Mike and Ann-Marie Sinclair - Directors

Michael Sinclair - Managing Director

Michael's experience with fabrication started as young as fifteen, when he left school to do a mild steel welding course, and a stainless steel course. His first job was building truck bodies in Cambridge for a year, followed by working as a general engineer in Otorohanga, at a structural steel workshop in Hamilton, and then finally at Stewart & Cavalier in Te Awamutu, where Michael learned skills such as heavy fabrication, agricultural, and sheet metal work, pipeline welding as well as brake press operating and machining. After five years at Stewart & Cavalier and obtaining a Trade Cert in heavy fabrication, Mike transferred into the automotive fabrication industry, and while working full time in 2004, Sinco Customs was born. In 2006, Michael left Stewart & Cavalier to pursue the passion for his business.

Ann-Marie Sinclair - Director/Accounts and Marketing Manager

Ann-Marie is Sinco's director, marketing manager, and qualified accountant, and has spent the past 15 years in a variety of accounting/admin roles, and now works part-time from the workshop, and full-time as a mum to her and Mike's four children, Paige, Demi, Ashton, and Lex. Ann-Marie's key roles include marketing, advertising, sales, and all other financial tasks. Outside of the workshop, Ann-Marie enjoys fitness, time with the family, and travelling.

Alex Smith - Parts & Sales Coordinator

With over 12 years of customer service and sales experience in the plumbing industry, Alex is using his sales savvy in a field of work he is passionate about - making cars faster and better! When out of the shop, Alex enjoys a good Texas BBQ, golf, PC gaming and of course modifying cars.

Alex aspires to one day build the world's first 1000 HP Toyota RAV4.

Larry Holmes Working on a Manifold

Larry Holmes - Senior Fabricator

Larry has worked with Sinco for the past five years, and has twenty years' experience in the automotive and engineering industry, including work with Stone Brothers Racing in Australia, and Mitchell Motorsport.

"Building cars is pretty much a way of life for me, as I've grown up in a family with various 1930s hot rods. Currently, I own a MK1 Capri, but I definitely appreciate any quality automobile."

Alex McWhannell - Junior Fabricator

I have a strong passion for cars and fabrication.  Growing up I learned a lot from watching my dad run his own engineering business. Coming to the end of my second year in the engineering industry I look forward to an exciting future with Sinco.

Outside of work I enjoy mountain biking and music.  I am currently building an RB30det r32 skyline for the street.


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