From humble beginnings to a global Tooling, Plastics Molding and semiconductor
powerhouse, our relentless passion for innovation has
been the common thread throughout our history
Founded as "Katayama Kinosuke Shoten" by the first president, Kinosuke Katayama Started manufacturing and selling textile machinery.
Reorganized into Kokoku Machine Works Co., Ltd.
Reorganized as Katayama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Established a mold factory in Komaki City, Aichi Prefecture, and started manufacturing brick molds.
Expanded Komaki Factory and started manufacturing tile molds.
Headquarters and factory moved from Nagoya City to Komaki City.
Established Iwaki Factory in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture and started manufacturing brick molds.
Started production of die casting molds at Iwaki factory.
Began manufacturing ceramic processing for automobiles, organic EL, and semiconductor manufacturing equipment.
Established Kani Factory in Kani City, Gifu Prefecture and started manufacturing IC package molds for semiconductors.
Advanced Special Tools Inc., a local subsidiary in Michigan, USA, established jointly with Koyo Materica Co., Ltd. (affiliated company of Okaya Co., Ltd.) for automobiles, semiconductors, wind power generation, solar panels, and medical applications. Started in mold manufacturing. After that, the shareholders changed to Thermalex (100% owned by Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd.) and Katayama Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
Established semiconductor mold manufacturing in Malaysia through merger with Sumitomo Corporation.
Established Advanced Plastic Manufacturing INC., a local subsidiary in Michigan, USA, through a merger with Thermalex (100% owned by Mitsubishi Aluminum Co., Ltd.) to manufacture automobiles, semiconductors, wind power generation, solar panels, and medical resin molded products.
Tomioka Factory in Fukushima Prefecture started operation and started manufacturing module parts for electric vehicles and power semiconductors.