Electric and Hybrid Vehicles.
Specialist wire thread inserts for the automotive industry.
KATO® helps automakers pioneer the next-generation of electric mobility.
As well as supporting the manufacture of low-weight, hybrid and ICE vehicles, we’re enabling the design of lightweight, electrified vehicles that perform, last and offer exceptional range to drivers.
Gearboxes and transmission systems
Engine block and cylinders
Vehicle frame and chassis
Steering systems and steering column
Enabling the use of lighter materials
KATO® inserts are the go-to solution for lightweight joint applications. They create high-strength joints, even in weaker materials, allowing engineers to switch from heavy metals to light alloys.
Rapid installation times
KATO® Tanged and Tangless® inserts reduce the installation time of every joint. Enjoy up to 10x quicker installation times and boost manufacturing productivity with our innovative easy-to-install Tangless design and innovative tooling.
High-strength, ultra-reliable joints
KATO® inserts are uniquely designed to deal with heavy loads and vibrations, with our precision design allowing each coil to expand individually to maximise surface contact to spread the impact of vibrations evenly.
Solutions for every application
KATO® inserts conform to all relevant global standards and design specifications. They are available in M2 to M16 Metric ranges and the Unified in 0-80 to 1/2-20 size range. The entire range is available in five standard lengths.
Our materials range from standard stainless steel through to Nimonic 90, Nitronic 60, Inconel X750 and Phosphor Bronze. Various surface finishes are available, including Cadmium plating, Silver plating, and Dry Film Lube. Our entire range of inserts also comes available in strip feed for semi-automatic installation. Other sizes, materials and coatings are available upon request.
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