KACI’s distinguished history began in 1989 when we first established our automotive business in Shelbyville.  Our business has continued to expand through existing customers and partnerships with new customers.  Here are some key events in our history:

1989:  Launch production of flexible exhaust bellows.

1990:  Launch production of trim molding.

1991:  Launch production of door sash.

1996:  Launch production of high gloss trim moldings.

1998:  Received our QS-9000 quality system registration.

1999:  Completed an expansion of the facility in preparation of new door sash business.

2001:  Masayuki Katayama becomes President and CEO.

2002:  Received our ISO-14001 environmental system registration. 

2003:  Completed our 2nd significant expansion for new sash and trim molding business.

2004:  Received our TS-16949 quality system registration. 

2007:  Launch of bright stainless trim molding.

2010:  27,000 ft2 expansion for new door sash business.

2012:  Receive new door sash business for domestic and Japanese OEMs.

2014:  Katayama Mexico, SA de CV in Queretaro, MX begins production of trim moldings.

2015:  90,000 ft2 expansion for new door sash business.