SMI Crankshaft in Fostoria, Ohio  
Nippon Steel & Sumikin Crankshaft LLC
1815 E. Sandusky St.
Fostoria, OH 44830

Ph: 419.435.0411
Fx: 419.435.3881


NSI Crankshaft, Fostoria, Ohio was established on October 22, 2008 after Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation acquired 100% of Norton Manufacturing’s assets. The acquired assets, and 200+ employees, have been producing crankshafts for over 20 years. Sumitomo’s intent is for NSI Crankshaft to continue machining crankshafts for the Automotive, Diesel, Oil & Gas, and Military markets long into the future.

NSI Crankshaft’s 205,000 square foot manufacturing facility is located in Fostoria, Ohio with easy access to major highways and railways. We work with forgings, castings, and billets to precision machine crankshafts up to eight feet in length using:

  • CNC mills
  • Manual & automatic grinders
  • CBN grinders
  • MQL drills
  • Lathes
  • Polishing tools

Business Overview

  • Stable – Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation has more than 100 years of manufacturing experience
  • Vertically Integrated – NSI Crankshaft is the world’s only crankshaft manufacturer to offer complete vertical integration of its crankshaft manufacturing; steel making, forging, machining, and heat treatment are all provided by NSI Crankshaft or a subsidiary of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation 
  • Experienced – Management & Technical Teams have 100+ years of crankshaft experience
  • Progressive – Have adopted lean principles in all phases of the company
  • Responsive – Can assist OEMs in mission-critical operations on a timely basis because of available equipment in storage and the location of the manufacturing facility
  • Creative – To minimize project costs, the company maximizes the use of available equipment or tooling on hand or in the market to fit the needs of the customer
  • Supportive – Continued training is encouraged in all levels of the organization as the company provides on the job training, tuition reimbursement, apprentice credentialing, and new hire orientation




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