Word from the President

Thank you for your past and present support.

Katayama American Company Inc. (hereafter KACI) was founded in September of 1988 in the city of Shelbyville, Kentucky. Since the start of production at the facility in August of 1989, KACI has steadily established a reputation for being one of the most recognizable manufacturers of automotive exterior parts in North America.

The parent company of KACI, Katayama Kogyo Co., LTD. (hereafter Katayama Kogyo) was founded in 1947 by Kakuji Katayama in the city of Ibara, Okayama, Japan. Katayama Kogyo’s first product was automotive exhaust flexible tubes followed rapidly by thermo tubing and other tube related products. From this humble beginning we have steadily added over the years other automotive exterior parts such as door sashes and moldings.

I have established the ‘KACI Culture’ as the foundation for operating our business :

KACI Culture:

  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Team Work
  • Communication
  • Open Door Policy

With implementation of my approach to management by stressing and practicing daily the ‘KACI Culture’, we strive not only to gain trust from our customers and suppliers, but to provide a steady living for all our associates and their families. Our company’s aim is to continue to contribute to our community by sustaining a successful business operation.

I ask for your continued support of our company’s endeavor.



Masayuki Katayama

President and CEO

Katayama American Company, Inc.