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 - Directors
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
Having joined the team in April 2019, Alex Smith is our newest addition to the team at Sinco. 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 - Senior Fabricator
"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."
Taylor Ward - Junior Fabricator
Taylor has worked at Sinco since 2014, and also has a Business Management degree from the University of Waikato. Previous experience includes various fabrication, road equipment, engineering workshops, and a small amount of mechanical motorsport experience in rally.
He is currently building a street/show spec S13 Silvia, and his other hobbies include BMX and studying business management.