UK & Chinese Joint Ownership As a Chinese toolmaker, we are unique in that we are jointly owned by Rob Harris from the UK and Li Xie who is a Chinese National. Rob & Li (pronounced Lee) launched Sino in 2003 and set up the Shenzhen toolroom in 2008. Rob Harris is based in the UK and heads up our Sales & Technical team based in Birmingham. This enables Sino to offer much higher levels of service to its European customers compared to other Chinese tool manufacturers. Our Birmingham based team talk daily with Shenzhen’s project engineers as well as frequent trips to our Chinese factory often with customers ensuring a high level of communication, detailed planning and rapid response times on all tooling projects.