Shingo Hirate started his plastics and automation career at Sailor Automation in California in 2004. He quickly rose to become the International Sales Manager and turned a profit for the company in his 1st year of employment. He handled management of all sales representatives across North America and managed the service team as well. There he assisted many of the top 100 injection molders in North America and managed many turn-key automation systems for the packaging, medical and automotive industries.
His dream was to provide complete turn key solutions for plastics customers including injection molding machines, molds, automation and auxiliary equipment. In 2007 he started Hirate America and made his dream into reality.
Currently Hirate America has sold over $40 million of equipment to customers nationwide and he continues to help more companies with his experience and highly specialized team and partners.