At Tinsley Design & Fabricating we are proud of our long history making chocolate processing equipment. It started 30 years ago when we made our first melting tank and has since grown into an extensive product line that our customers have come to rely on. Our success can be traced to making reliable, high quality products that focus on meeting our customer’s needs. Our customers are a who’s who of the chocolate industry and we greatly appreciate the trust that they place in us by making us their go to supplier.

We service a diverse customer base by selling melting tanks, coating pans and tempering tanks sized to be used in R&D labs and by small batch retailers all the way up to our high capacity tanks and belt coaters used by companies with large enough volumes to completely automate their production facilities. In addition to highly recognized chocolate candy companies our customers also come from other industries like bakery & pastry, nut, cereal & cannabis.

Our product line now includes melting tanks, tempering tanks, automated belt coaters and polishers, coating pans, cold tables and piping systems and when our customers need custom solutions for outfitting their facilities they turn to us for help. Because Tinsley Design has been making automated handling systems and production machines for over 40 years we have the expertise to provide turnkey solutions to help them expand their businesses. Some of our custom applications include custom size tanks, piping systems, conveyors, transfer stations, packaging machines, carts, platforms, chutes, hoppers, and lift tables.





Our first two Tinsley belt coaters and chocolate tanks were installed 15 years. We now have five belt coaters and many more tanks that run continuously on average 8 hrs/day. They are perfect for our operation, easy to run & maintain. Plus they produce a quality product.

Torben Hansen, VP Engineering, Nassau Candy Company

We have purchased numerous pieces of equipment from Tinsley over the last decade. They build quality machines and are always available for support when needed. Strongly recommend for anybody considering melters or belt coaters.

Bill Buppert, President, Mary Sue Candy
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