In 1986 Sintech became the sole S.A distributor for Wellman of the USA.
Their expertise significantly was as an established supplier of materials for Allison Transmissions, but they were also at the forefront of the development of the modern “wet brake” materials. In the beginning 5,000 hours life was the norm but with significant R+D investment this is currently 20,000 hours.
In 1994 Sintech became the sole S.A. distributor for Carlisle Brakes. Carlisle is the original equipment supplier of “Dry” service and emergency brakes for the majority of earthmoving and mining equipment including HITACHI.
Today Carlisle are the principal supplier to HITACHI for their “Dry” and “Wet” brakes as well as transmission discs for their range of rigid dump trucks. As Carlisle’s local distributor Sintech maintains significant stocks of new brakes, spare parts and friction discs to support these vehicles.
In addition they are able to provide HITACHI with a service exchange or brake rebuild programme through their modern workshop.
The workshop was designed in consultation with Carlisle and our technicians are factory qualified. We offer full traceability from the supply of new brake throughout its life which can mean several rebuilds, this way we can monitor trends and brake life and consult on improvements, where appropriate. We have an open invitation to our workshop to all customers, both current and future, as we believe when you see how it can be done you will not want to go anywhere else.