Advanex Querétaro in Central Mexico was established. Advanex Americas also acquired a stamping business in Rancho Dominguez, California.
Kato Spring of California officially changed name to Advanex Americas, Inc.
Kato Precison (U.K.) and Kato-Entex merged and changed to Advanex Europe.
Advanex Nogales was established in Mexico.
Listed on first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Established Advanex Dongguan and Dalian.
Corporate name changed to ADVANEX INC.
Established KATO SPRING INC.
Kato Precision Thailand was established.
Headquarters moved to Tokyo and a new factory in Fukushima was established.
Kato Precision Hong Kong was established.
Mr. Inokichi Kato, who was our first president, founded the spring factory in Sakai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo.
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