About us
Company history
1949Founded "Kato Ironworks" at the present location Started the manufacture of small precision parts
1953With the development of business, the group was reorganized as a corporate organization with a capital of 600,000 yen and changed the company name to "Kato Seiki Ltd."
1976In order to shed the existing system and promote the strengthening of the corporate structure, changed the corporate organization from "limited company" to "stock company".
1982Completed a three-story reinforced concrete building to expand our factory.
1992Rebuilt the first factory.
and changed a part of three-story building to four stories in order to achieve a high-rise building and to establish corporate culture of "comfortable space", "pleasant time", and "creative mind".
1992Introduced CI to clarify our corporate vision for the new century. Changed the company name from "Kato Seiki Co., Ltd." to "AVEX" as the second foundation of the business.
1993With the fourth increase of capital to 10 million yen, reinforced our corporate structure.
1999Acquired ISO9002 certification in commemoration of the 50th anniversary.
October 2003Underwent an inspection for transition to ISO9001: 2000 version
January 2004Founded Tado factory as a production base for worldwide orders.
August 2006Completed the Phase 2 extension work to expand production capability.
November 2009Issued commemorative publication for the 60th anniversary.
June 2010Takenori Kato was appointed as the new president and representative director
Akihiko Kato was appointed as a chairman and representative director
December 2011Started "Kaizu Research Institute" aiming for more efficient production in cutting processes.