Sunday, Dec 16, 2018
KATAYAMA KOGYO CO., LTD.


Vision/Mission

Our Vision is to make our employees and their family happy and to contribute to the local economy.

Our mission is to supply our partners with products by producing daily at mutually agreed quality level.

 

Business Description

We manufacture automotive parts and welfare products at 13 facilities in 10 countries all over the world. Domestically, we manufacture and sell the “walking bicycle” which is a motor assisted tricycle that is powered by the rider’s walking like motions on the pedals. Limited to the local area, we make and deliver handmade Japanese bento boxes for lunch and the evening.

 

Background

Mr. Kakuji Katayama started by himself in 1947 and became a president of Katayama Kogyo Co., Ltd. which was established in 1959.  Katayama  Kogyo started to supply door sashes and molding to Mitsubishi Motors in 1950 and Mazda in 1955. 

Mr. Norio Katayama became the president in 1980 and promoted globalization. He obtained technical agreement with Woo Young of South Korea in 1978.  He established Katayama American co., Inc.in Kentucky, USA in 1988 and made joint companies with Ingress group in Malaysia in 1994,  Mr. Masayuki Katayama became the president in 2008.

 

Products/Services

-Automotive Parts (door sashes, moldings, bellows, exhaust flexible tubes)

-Agricultural parts (wheel)

-Housing welfare equipment (Handrail)

-Walking bicycle

-Homemade Japanese Bento Box

 

Markets

Automotive industry

Katayama Kogyo has unique manufacturing method which is roll forming, three dimensional bending, and welding.

 

Industry

Katayama Kogyo is independent.  In other words, we do not belong to affiliates of any car makers so we have had business relationships with most car makers in the world.

 

Location

The headquarter has been located in Ibara, Okayama, Japan since 1947.

Katayama Kogyo has 3 other plants as well as 4 offices in Japan and 13 facilities in 10 foreign countries in terms of automotive business.

It has one office in Omotesando, Tokyo, Japan in terms of walking bicycle business.

 

Competitive Advantages

In terms of automotive business, Katayama Kogyo has had extensive experience in supporting most of the car makers in the world technically and in manufacturing.

Katayama Kogyo can correspond flexibly in modification of product design even after mass production starts.

 

Financial Projection

It has not been published.

 

Company Goals & Objectives

We would like to contribute not only local society, but also

Our goals are to contribute to societies in the world by suppling our products and services.

 

Management

We have followed Katayama’s Three Philosophies, such as Corporate Philosophy, Management Philosophy, and Behavioral Philosophy.  We trust and respect each other.

 

Employees

Katayama Kogyo-520 employees, Katayama American-450 employees, Katayama Mexico-20 employees.

 

Highlights

In 1947 Mr. Kakuji Katayama started automotive business by himself.

Since 1978  Mr. Norio Katayama has started globalization.

Since 2009 Mr. Masayuki Katayama has started New Business, such as Walking Bicycle and Japanese Bento Boxes

 


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