Stronger, lighter mechanical joints for every industry.
KATO® is the original creator of Tanged and Tangless® wire thread inserts. Across every industry, our inserts form strong, resilient and lightweight joints that reduce costs, improve fuel economy and inspire innovation.
- 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.
- 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.
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Solutions for Every Industry.
KATO® wire thread inserts are used extensively across industry – you may know them as Coilthread. We’re proud to support world-class manufacturers in their efforts to improve the performance, quality and viability of their products.
Aerospace & Aviation
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.
Automotive & EV
Leading automotive manufacturers use our inserts extensively throughout their vehicles. They can be found in interiors, engine blocks, cylinder heads, braking systems, and even EGR systems.
Electronics & Semiconductor
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.
Rail & Transport
Chosen for their resilience and structural integrity, rail manufacturers use KATO® products to strengthen braking systems, create robust interiors and construct environmental control systems.
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Why choose KATO®?
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.
Created to the highest standards.
KATO® products are created using industry-leading quality standards, precision engineering equipment and are rigorously inspected by experts.
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