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Latest update: 22/11/2017 02:07:14

Katayama Kougyou Co., Ltd.

Transportation equipment manufacturer presently adding new business lines.

We are a transportation machinery and equipment manufacturer founded in 1947. We mainly produce and sell automotive exterior parts such as door sashes and moldings. We also manufacture fuel pipes, multi-layer exhaust bellow pipes, etc. Our customers include Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Honda, Suzuki, Hino Motors and other leading Japanese firms. In foreign countries, we have supplied products to GM, Chrysler, Japanese manufacturers, etc. through joint ventures. We have an integrated system of production that includes roll forming, extrusion molding, bulge forming and surface treatment. We are diversifying our business lines by penetrating the market for construction machinery and agricultural machinery, and manufacturing and selling our original three-wheel electric bicycles (Walking Bicycle).


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[Company strength]
We improve our production technologies to meet the strict QCD requirements of the automotive industry by using our independently developed production facilities and data collection system.
We are diversifying our business lines by penetrating the markets for construction machinery, agricultural machinery, assistive devices, and original products.
We have expanded into ten foreign countries, and are working to create a corporate culture appropriate for a global business through the enhancement of technologies and skills and the improvement of language education.

[Business description]
We are an automotive parts manufacturer with an integrated production system that includes roll forming, extrusion molding, bulge forming and surface treatment. We mainly produce automotive exterior parts, such as door sashes and moldings, and we utilize original technologies for fuel pipes and multi-layer exhaust bellow pipes. The combination of our advanced technologies and reliable product quality creates new value and contributes to society. We have penetrated the market for construction machinery parts and agricultural machinery parts by applying the original technologies we developed for automotive parts. We are also diversifying our business lines through the manufacture and sales of our independently developed three-wheel electric bicycles (Walking Bicycle) and the preparation and delivery of packed lunches.

Transportation machinery and equipment manufacturing

[Representative's message]
Our company was founded by Kakuji Katayama in 1947 and we have always conducted business based on his guiding philosophies. As a result, we have created a culture where we help each other in the face of any challenge. We have also acquired a sense of professionalism and eagerness to take on new challenges. These attributes have helped us set up our current 13 production bases in ten foreign countries. We will continue to develop and sell our own brand products such as the Walking Bicycle and Raystream, in addition to automotive parts. In doing so, we will work to achieve our goals—customer satisfaction, employee fulfilment and contribution to the local economy.

[Awards and media coverage]
Excellence Award in the Okayama IT Management Capability Awards (2014); Excellence Award for Companies Promoting Employment Equality and Balance between Work and Family Life from the Okayama Prefecture Labor Bureau (2014); Award for Okayama Companies Pledging to Support Parental Care from the Governor (2015)

National edition of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (April 21, 2014); Torendo Tamago, World Business Satellite, TV Tokyo (April 28, 2014)

ISO/TS 16949:2009, ISO 9001:2008, JISQ 9001:2008

[Intellectual property]
(Number of patents applied for or granted in Japan)
Utility patents: 36; Design patents: 15
Overseas: Many patents applied for or granted mainly in North America and Asia

This company is recommended by the following support organizations.

Chugoku Head Office, SMRJ

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