Making stronger, lighter mechanical joints across every industry.
KATO® is the leading manufacturer of Tanged and Tangless® wire thread inserts that form strong, resilient, lightweight joints to reduce material costs and increase efficiency.
The manufacturers and original creators of KATO®
KATO® Tanged Inserts
- The original helically-coiled wire thread insert that is trusted by thousands of blue chip manufacturers in automotive, aerospace and beyond.
- Continuously improved, refined and iterated upon since 1987.
- Available in unified and metric sizes, a wide range of materials and industry-leading protective finishes.
KATO Tangless® Inserts
- The Tangless® innovation by KATO® that saves time in installation, inspection and quality control.
- Designed to eliminate foreign object debris (FOD), making these inserts reusable, waste-free and imperative as manufactures seek sustainable alternatives.
- Engineered for versatility, making them a high-performing, reusable option for gold-standard manufacturers.
- Purpose-built tooling for precision, high-speed installation for every application volume.
- Available in fully automated, semi-automatic and manual hand-tool configurations for all manufacturing setups.
- As used everyday by some of the world’s most respected, high-quality manufacturers, spanning the globe.
Created, refined and continuously improved by the leaders in precision engineering.
KATO® wire thread inserts are used extensively across industry. We’re proud to support world-class manufacturers in their efforts to improve the performance, quality and viability of their products.
Found in applications as diverse as airframes, aircraft interiors, to the power plant, landing gear, and systems. KATO® products are made in world-class AS9100 accredited facilities.
Leading automotive manufacturers use KATO® inserts extensively throughout their vehicles. They can be found in interiors, engine blocks, cylinder heads, braking systems, and even EGR systems.
KATO® products can be found throughout a range of electronics equipment, ranging from semiconductors and electronic connectors to components, in laptops, smartphones, drones and much more.
Chosen for their resilience and structural integrity, rail manufacturers use KATO® products to strengthen braking systems, create robust interiors and construct environmental control systems.
Crafted by purpose-built machinery, inspected individually by our experts. KATO® products are made in medical-grade production facilities, to automotive, aerospace and internationally recognised quality management standards.
Our operating principles are guided around speed, ensuring manufacturers have product-in-hand just in time. The unique product design that KATO® users have come to know enables quick installation, all while increasing joint strength.
KATO® wire thread inserts are the most innovative on the market. Through decades of continuous improvement and product development, KATO® Tanged and Tangless® inserts enable lighter, stronger designs that last longer.
KATO® offers exceptional value to manufacturers. With competitive pricing, short lead times, and a full range of metric and unified sized solutions, we’re able to provide market-leading value to customers.
High quality, accredited and fully traceable.
KATO® products are created using industry-leading quality standards, precision engineering equipment and are rigorously inspected by experts.
Medical Devices Quality Management
Aviation, Space & Defence
Automotive Quality Management
Occupational Heath Quality Management
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