On October 4, 2022, the Deming Prize Committee within the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers decided to give the Deming Grand Prize to Cataler China (科特拉［無錫］汽車環保科技有限公司).
By this awarding, Cataler China(CCC) becomes the second company within the CATALER Group to receive a Deming Prize, following our (CAC’s) receiving the Deming Prize in 2015 as well as our winning the Deming Grand Prize in 2018.
(Following is the statement from the Deming Prize Committee.)
This company was founded in 2002 in Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province, China, as one of the overseas bases of the CATALER Group when exhaust gas regulations started to be tightened in China as the country’s motorization advanced.
It has been manufacturing and selling exhaust catalysts for automobiles and motorcycles, with Toyota Motor (China) Investment Co., Ltd. as its main customer.
Now the company has 200 employees (as of January 2022), and its total sales in fiscal 2021 is 6.86 billion renminbi (123.9 billion yen).
Cataler China has engaged in its buisiness activities centering on the development of human resources, while defending its No.1 position within the Group in terms of the indexes of safety, quality, and productivity. But in order to enjoy this good position for a long time to come, it has started to work to strengthen its TQM activities, setting the goal of building up a buisiness infrastructure which enables sustainable growth.
In the meantime, the company has been working on other unique activities, such as developing human assets that can “do an obvious thing in an obvious way,” promoting company-level cost reduction toward profitability reform, and performing process management in cooperation with the staff department.
As the results of these efforts, even in this difficult buisiness environment, Cataler China firmly maintains its sales amount and keeps its sales profit at a high level. Furthermore, it continues to have no customer complaints and no serious quality problems, while improving both the local staff rate and employees retention rate.
Reference source: “On the winners of the Deming Prizes in fiscal 2022.” / The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers. (PRTIMES)
On September 7, 2022, an event was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of CATALER NORTH AMERICA CORPORATION (or “CNA”).
Our employees, and people from our affiliated companies, gathered together and had a great time watching congratulatory video messages as well as the memorial footage about the 20th anniversary of CNA’s founding.
On the following day (Sep. 8), the opening ceremony for CNA’s satellite plant (or the “Hickory Plant”) was held. Among the attendees were, besides our relevant personnel, the commission chairman of Catawba County (where CNA is located), the mayor of Hickory, and people from our affiliated companies. And we received a lot of words of congratulations from them.
By promoting the use of equipment automation in order to save manpower, the Hickory Plant aims to be a manufacturer of products which are higher in quality and lower in price than ever before.
In addition, this plant would also serve as the backup plant if CNA’s headquarters plant was damaged by some incidents, such as natural disasters. (These two plants are 16km apart in a straight line.)
CNA’s satellite plant is scheduled to start operation from October 2023.
Developing equipment based on cost priority
At CATALER, we have been developing our own innovative mass-production equipment, in which every minimum component is designed separately, so that the entire system can be flexibly rearranged in order to reduce waste of the equipment cost when a commercial production starts.
Buisiness Continuity Management
Here we will introduce to you CATALER’s own Buisiness Continuity Management system, which has enabled us to achieve the contribution to local communities as well as the continuous supply of our products to the customers, while putting first priority on human life and safety.
Cataler will be closed in the summer for the following period. We apologize for any inconvenience caused to our stakeholders.
≪Summer holiday period≫
Holiday period: Saturday, August 13, 2022 to Sunday, August 21, 2022
* We will be open as usual from 8/22 (Monday)
■ About inquiries
Even during the holiday period, we will accept inquiries using the “Inquiry Form” below.
We accept inquiries about Cataler’s products and services and corporate activities.
* We will reply to you from August 22, 2022 (Monday).
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your continued support.
We have updated the sales of the company profile with the latest information.
We are the top share manufacturer in Japan of exhaust gas purification catalysts for automobiles that protect the environment. Among multiple choices for the electrification of automobiles, we are contributing to the creation of optimal systems such as fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), electric vehicles (EV), and hybrid vehicles (HEV). We are a company that flexibly responds to changing times and advances technology from various angles.
Organization / HR
On June 28, 2022, directors were appointed at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, and representative directors and directors with roles were selected at the board of directors meeting after the general meeting.
▼ Executive Personnel dated June 28
1 New Member of the Board Masashi Ishida
1 New Auditor Junji Nitano
1 Outgoing Member of the Board Kazuaki Takada
1 Outgoing Auditor Nobutaka Uchida
You can see the new executive personnel (8 directors), corporate auditors (3), managers / business managers, and group company managers from the following pages.
On June 20, 2022, BCM comprehensive training which assuming the occurrence of a huge earthquake was conducted at both the Cataler Headquarters and the Cataler ARK Creation Center (R & D base).
At Cataler, we strive to establish and maintain a system whih enables to quick recover, so that damage can be minimized whenever a disaster occurs and business can continue smoothly.
For this reason, we not only conduct annual comprehensive disaster prevention training, but also conduct employee safety confirm and report training and emergency radio reporting training on a daily basis.
Thank you for your continued support for Tsubaki Miki.
We are pleased to inform you that the contract for Tsubaki Miki (19 years old) to belong to our company has been agreed in the 2022-23 season.
From this season, we have signed a contract with WIN AGENT Co., Ltd. (Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo), which manages Tsubaki Miki.
■ Date of birth
June 1, 2003
■ Height / weight
173cm ・ 69kg
SAJ strengthening designated player S rank
Representative from Japan (2017-)
Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture
■ Blood type
・ World Junior Championships PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom), PS (Parallel Slalom), TEAM PS (Mixed Parallel Slalom) Won all categories and achieved the Triple Crown.
・ WORLD CUP 2021-2022 PS (Parallel Slalom) 2nd in Season ranking (First season TOP3)
・ FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP PS (Parallel Slalom) Winner, PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom) runner-up
・ Participated Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics
・ FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP PS (Parallel Slalom) runner-up
・ FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD CUP PS (Parallel Slalom) best 4
・ European Championship PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom) Winner
・ World Junior Championships PGS (Parallel Giant Slalom) ・ PS (Parallel Slalom) Runner-up
・ The youngest champion in history in the 25th All Japan Championship series of Snowboard Parallel
・ 18-19 FIS Snowboard World Cup parallel events, the youngest ever listing
・ Conclude a sponsorship contract between Cataler Corporation
Thank you for your continued support of Tsubaki Miki!
▼ Tsubaki cheering party
On May 26, 2022, the “72nd Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Award Ceremony” was held by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. “Practical application and high functionality of highly heat-resistant pyrochlore type CeO2-ZrO2 oxygen storage material” written by Takuya Okuda (Basic Technology Development Department) who belonging to our R & D Division received the Technical Paper Award. (The photo of the representatives of Toyota Central R & D Labs., Toyota Motor Co., Ltd., a joint research and developer)
It was highly evaluated that the technology of pyrochlore type CeO2-ZrO2 material would contribute to the development of the automobile field, and it was the first time for us, Cataler, to receive a Technical Paper Award.
The authors focused on the pyrochlore structure CeO2-ZrO2, which is characterized by “slower and higher capacity” oxygen storage characteristics than before and worked on the development of this material and the practical application of catalysts using it.
In particular, the following three issues, “high temperature heat resistance (derived from the crystal structure of the metastable phase)”, “performance in the low temperature range”, and “improvement of responsiveness to gas atmosphere” have been improved over three generations. This has contributed to the expansion of applicable models and the global expansion of vehicles with low environmental impact.
It is also highly evaluated that it contributed to reducing the amount of precious metals used as a benefit of higher performance.
(Quoted from the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan HP) ”
Cataler has been working on solving environmental problems on a global scale for more than half a century. We have received high praise in a wide range of fields, including research and development of various products such as exhaust gas purification catalysts for automobiles, quality control that realizes a stable supply of good products, and improvement activities for issues such as products, services, and work.
“* Automotive Technology Association Award
It was established in 1951 with the purpose of encouraging the improvement and development of automobile engineering and automobile technology. Awards presented for significant contributions and achievements in automotive technology ”
“*Technical Paper Award
An award given to excellent papers selected through rigorous screening from the papers published in the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan. “
On May 17, 2022, CATALER SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) obtained the international standard “ISO 45001” certification for occupational safety and health management system.
Cataler believes that a company cannot grow sustainably without ensuring the “occupational safety” and “health” of its employees. We are working to eradicate occupational accidents, correct long working hours, and improve mental health in order to provide a safe and healthy work environment.
Cataler Corporation celebrated its 55th anniversary on May 8, this year. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for our customers and business partners who have always support and cooperation with us.
Our company was established on May 8, 1967, when the technology for exhaust gas purification has not yet been established in the world, for the purpose of developing and producing exhaust gas purification products. Since then, we have been able to expand our business to the extent that we have offices in nine countries, including Japan, with the support of local people.
At the 55th anniversary of our founding, we would like to express our gratitude again to those who have taken care of us in our business development. In addition, we aim to be the “most beloved company in the city” and will continue to contribute to the development of the region.