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The Story of Darton Sleeves

Darton Sleeves was incorporated in 1978 with the goal of becoming a premier manufacturer of automotive speed parts. In pursuit of this objective, the founders established manufacturing relationships with several unique European factories that specialized in products and techniques that would appeal to Darton’s potential customers. Later in 1990, Darton became part of an international company based out of Portugal. That company was Pachancho, a 100-year-old manufacturing firm located in picturesque northern Portugal that leads a group of companies that specialize in automotive parts like cylinder sleeves, piston rings, iron castings, and specialty aluminum castings.

The Darton affiliate company is world-renowned and a major supplier to the automotive industry in Europe. All the material for Darton's cylinder sleeves is produced in the Portugal workshop, which is recognized worldwide for excellence in all forms of unique types of centrifugally cast ductile and grey iron. The focus of Darton International’s business, to this day, is the production and delivery of cylinder sleeves (also called cylinder liners).

Where is Darton Sleeves Today?

Today, Darton Sleeves continues to advance in the performance racing industry market. It is widely recognized as a leader in the engine sleeve arena, staying in the lead technologically thanks to its ability to solve problems associated with the increased power demands made by pro racers and enthusiasts alike. What’s more, Darton Sleeves is also the main sleeve supplier for the Ford SVO aluminum engine program.

Darton Sleeves is constantly evaluating current engine designs from the OEM market as a way of anticipating the needs of petrolheads and to stay ahead of the curve. The company employs a market strategy aimed at being the primary sleeve supplier of choice for small engine shops and OEMs too. To reach this goal, Darton is always hard at work researching and utilizing its state-of-the-art manufacturing technology to continually market new products such as its latest invention: the “modular integrated deck sleeve” kits. From simple cost-effective sleeve replacements to high-tech modified solutions, Darton Sleeves has what you need.

Get Darton Sleeves at Vivid Racing

Vivid Racing carries a wide array of piston sleeves from Darton Sleeves for a number of different vehicles, including cars, trucks, and SUVs. If you have any questions regarding the products listed above or about Darton Sleeves, please do not hesitate to call our expert sales team at (480) 966-3040.