On April 2nd, 2018, CATALER CORPORATION (Headquarters: Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Pref.) officially has set up its R&D base "ARK Creation Centre" (Iwata City, Shizuoka Pref.) filled with wisdom of us such as customers, researchers and engineers who share the same values. Our R&D function will take a step into a new field with "Co-creation ability " of engineers all over the world.
On April 2nd, 2018, CATALER CORPORATION (Headquarters: Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Pref. President: Hiroaki Sunakawa, hereinafter called CATALER) officially has set up its R&D base "ARK Creation Centre" for taking a step into a new field with "Co-creation ability " of engineers all over the world.
Automotive industry has globally been risen. But we must consider the future beyond the wall that is "CO2 emission reduction and acceleration of the fuel consumption regulations." We've cleared the exhaust gas regulations of the world for more than 50 years and next challenge is the Zero Emission. Today, "ARK Creation Centre (hereinafter called ARK" officially goes into action as a research and development base to aim for the advanced R&D and Knowledge in order to contribute to the practical use of the next generation cars such as Electric Vehicle (EV), Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle (PHV) and Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) that consider the environment.
"Build the organization and the facility that doesn't interrupt the R&D function. In 2011 when The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred, we had experienced interruption of production function for the first time due to supply chain disruption. In that year, we established the basic policy of the Business Continuity Management (BCM) for building an organization without lowering reliability from the stakeholders such as customers, employees and the region. The backup system of the Cataler group for production function in all accidents and risks has been established since 2015. We decided to have two domestic business bases for the purpose of risk diversification and we have moved the research and development function that is our important asset to Iwata City. The buildings were well-designed to achieve top disaster prevention and construction of the research building (Seismic isolated building, four stories, 14,400㎡）, the experiment building (Seismic isolated building,, partially two stories, 4,800㎡) and the test building (Seismic isolated building, four stories, 5,500㎡) completed in Nov. 2017 "
We aim at the construction of a borderless and global R &D system beyond the generation and border. The design concept of ARK is to build facilities where gathers wisdom of us such as customers, researchers and engineers. To prepare the sending information system and the hospitality to please the engineers, that provide opportunity for the stakeholders to visit ARK with a feeling of excitement will promote the engineer's growth and development and make it possible to develop advanced technology speedier. The new R&D function of Cataler is taking a step into a new field with "Co-creation power" with the engineers all over the world by newly arousing "Creation" feeling created in the internal external communication
"CATALER was born in 1967, amid a high economic growth. Our challenge had already begun before the environmental problem was highly publicized. We’ve challenged R&D for the catalyst and gained world recognition for our technology and performance. Our goal is to “Create sustainable recycling society” and “Keep Earth clean.” ARK Creation Centre, the base of ""Creation"" requires performance with anticipation of environmental issues maintaining leading-edge technology. The ideal future that CATALER strive for is not ""Dream that doesn't come true"" but ""Truth that produces result.""We promise to go forward step by step with paying consideration to the region, dealing with customer requirement, fulfilling our social responsibility with further resolution. "