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Trading NameKATO MFG.CO.,LTD.
Company Address447-5 Komanba, Nakatsugawa, Gifu, 508-0011, Japan
Telephone Number +81 573-65-4175
Fax Number +81 573-65-4177
Representative PersonPresident/Representative Director,
Mr. Keiji Kato
Established1888
Capital20 million Yen
Description of Business Manufacturing domestic electrical product parts;
Automobile component parts;
Acoustic screening and suppression materials and machinery;
Parts for the aerospace industry; sundry other items.
Major Customers Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Kurimoto, ltd.
Sowatechnica Inc.
Melcoairtec Corporation
NGK Insulators, Ltd.
Tominaga Sangyo Co.,Ltd.
GAC Corporation
Yamato Intec Corporation
Toyoset Co.,Ltd.
Yamasei Kogyo
and other companies
Number of EmployeesMen 85; Women 24;
(Part-time and Senior Citizen Employees 53):
Total 109 (September, 2014)
Related CompaniesKato Iron Co., Ltd. Property Management.
Kato Building Services Co., Ltd.
(Elevator/escalator/maintenance and installation)

Company Profile

1888 Dec.Founder Koujiro Kato Established the company as “Kajiko” in Nakatsugawa
1923 Apr.Kashichi Kato, the second president, renamed the company “Kato Iron.”
1954 MayKouhei Kato, the third president, renamed the company “The Kato Iron Ltd Co.”
1955 MayMitsubishi Electric Co., Ltd. (Nakatsugawa) appoints Kato Iron as an official sub-contractor.
1961 Jan.The Kato Iron company relocates from Daimachi to Aoki.
1973 Apr.The Company divides into two sections. A new division, called “Kato Iron Co., Ltd.” takes charge of the construction arm of the business. The established arm of the company is renamed “Kato Mfg.Co.,Ltd. and assumes responsibility for the fabrication of metal items.
1984 Nov.Kato Building Services Co., Ltd established.
1988 Dec.The 100th anniversary of the Company's establishment.
1991 JulyAwarded the Director of the Prefectures Labor Standards Bureau Excellence Award.
1997 JulyAwarded the Director of the Prefectures Labor Standards Bureau Achievement Award
2001 Apr.Started whole year round, 365 days, manufacturing by hiring Senior Citizen workers on Saturdays and Sundays.
2001 Nov.Received the Director of the Prefectural (County) Labor Standard Bureau Effort Award.
2002 Jan.Received the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare Award for the Highest Excellence in National Elderly Person Employment Development Contest.
2003 Jan.Gained ISO 9001: 2000 certification.
2004 Jan.Gained ISO 4001: 1996 certification.
2004 MayKeiji Kato, the 4th President is appointed.
2006 JuneReceived the merit Award from the Association of Nakatsugawa Environmental Promotion.
2007 Nov.Gained certification MSJ 4000
2008 Sep.Certified for the “ Advancement in core manufacturing technology” and “A plan for pursuing business innovation” by the Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry and Gifu Prefecture.
2010 Mar.Certified development project by the Gifu Economic and Industrial Promotion Center for the elimination of waste. Certified again for the “Advancement of Basic core manufacturing technology” projects among small and medium business members in Chubu Bureau of Economy Trade and Industry.
2011 Feb.Received the 8th Philanthropy Special Award from the Association of Philanthropy, Japan.
2013 Apr.President Keiji Kato publishes a book concerning the employment of Senior Citizens. Published by The PHP Institute.
2013 JulyCelebration of 125 years of Kato Group. A lecture and violin concert marks the occasion.
2014 Mar.Selected as one of the “Thousand Diversity Management Companies” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Awarded for the first time in Gifu Prefecture)