Product / Exhibition

Our “electrode catalyst” has been adopted for Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle “New MIRAI”




The world’s first mass-produced FCV “Toyota MIRAI” has undergone a full model change and was launched on December 9, 2020.

The hydrogen-fueled vehicle is the “ultimate eco-car” that enables a long cruising range with a short fuel filling time while achieving zero emissions.


The new MIRAI is powered by an electrochemical reaction and is equipped with an FC stack (fuel cell) that produces water and electricity by reacting hydrogen and oxygen.

We are developing an “electrode catalyst” that is used to accelerate the reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in fuel cells.
Following the MIRAI released in 2014, it was also adopted in the new MIRAI.


Our electrode catalyst has improved catalyst performance compared to MIRAI released in 2014, and has contributed to a significant reduction in the amount of platinum used.

In anticipation of the widespread use of fuel cell vehicles in the future, we have significantly improved the production capacity of electrode catalysts and improved the supply system.


▼ Click here for the electrode catalyst used in MIRAI

(Excerpt from Toyota Motor Corporation Global News Room “Launching New MIRAI” on December 9, 2020)




2021 President’s New Year Greeting

2021 President’s New Year Greeting



January 6, 2021, President Hiroaki Sunakawa gave a New Year’s greetings to employees at the first day assembly held at Cataler Headquarter. The summary is as follows.



≪ Looking back on 2020 ≫


In 2020, we received the “Quality Control Excellence Award” and “Project Award” from Toyota Motors, the “Quality Control Excellence Award” from Hino Motors for the sixth consecutive year, and the “Quality Control Excellence Award” from Kawasaki Heavy Industries. In addition, overseas bases also received awards from customers in various places.


However, last year was a year that was greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19 infection.

In terms of production, there was a large-scale reduction in production in the first half and a sharp increase in production in the second half. In addition, in order to avoid the risk of overseas travel, it has become difficult to go to CEC (Cataler, Europe, Czech Republic) to support the launch. Therefore, we support it by producing it at a Japanese factory as a backup, which is one of the reasons for the high load in the manufacturing department.


In the company, in addition to wearing masks, washing hands, and thoroughly disinfecting, we worked hard to protect ourselves and our friends, such as create new rules for using canteen at difference time, securing distances in the office area or meeting rooms, and restricting business trips. On the other hand, it was also a year when new work styles such as web conferencing, remote support for launching overseas bases, working from home, and off-hours were advanced. In addition, as a result of company-wide efforts to regulate overtime work and the suspension of business due to the difficult forecast of profits, the number of production increased sharply, and profits improved significantly.



≪ 2021 Initiatives ≫


Based on the long-term management plan revised in October last year, we will continue to pursue major themes such as “strengthening BCM to deal with infectious disease risk” added in the middle of last year, and promote new activities toward carbon credits*.


In 2021, the Tokyo Olympics, which has been postponed from last year, are scheduled.

I would like to make it a year of breakthrough in the slogan of Global Vision, “Yakudo (Dynamic Progress), Yakushin (Breakthroughs), Hiyaku (Great Strides)” so that Cataler will not lose to athletes.


*About Carbon Credits

Carbon credits are CO2 (or other GHGs) emission reduction/sinking realized by others. Those credits are used for “compensation” in carbon offsetting activities.

quote from: Carbon Offset forum ( )





I would like to say all of you regarding thorough health management and traffic safety.

As I said at the beginning, we have taken various measures with the cooperation of everyone in the hygiene management of the workplace so that all employees can work with peace of mind. As a result, fortunately no one has been infected with COVID-19 to date.

Vaccination has started in the United States and the United Kingdom, but I think it will take a little longer in Japan, so please be very careful in order to protect yourself, your family and friends.



Regarding traffic safety, as a person who works for a company that plays a part in the automobile industry, please hold the steering wheel not only to prevent traffic accidents but also to drive as a model for the local people.


I wish you all a safe, healthy, cheerful, fun and positive approach to this year, and hope that you and your family will have a fruitful and good year.




Updated results of Alpine Snowboard Japan representative Tsubaki Miki

Updated results of Alpine Snowboard Japan representative Tsubaki Miki



We have updated the race results for December 2020 of Tsubaki Miki (17 years old), who belongs to our company and is a representative of Japan for alpine snowboarding.

* You can see the review of each race from the URL.


■ 2020.12.12 Italy
Women’s PGS 10th

■ 2020.12.17 Italy
Women’s PGS 10th

■ 2020.12.19 Austria
Women’s PSL 2nd

■ 2020.12.20 Austria
Women’s PGS 2nd

■ 2020.12.21 Austria
Team PGS 2nd



Race scheduled to participate in January 2021


■ 2021.1.9 Switzerland

■ 2021.1.16-17 Austria

■ 2021.1.30 Russia


* Please note that each schedule is subject to change.


Thank you for your continued support.


▼ Tsubaki cheering party



Cataler Indonesia Receives “Award of Excellence in Quality” from YIMM

Cataler Indonesia Receives “Award of Excellence in Quality” from YIMM



On December 19th, 2020, a supplier meeting of Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing (abbreviation / YIMM) was held, and Cataler Indonesia (abbreviation / CIC) was awarded the “Award of Excellence in Quality”.


This award was selected from approximately 170 suppliers in recognition of the zero delivery defects in 2020.



Announcement of the Winter Holiday

Announcement of the Winter Holiday


We would like to anounce that please be informed that we will closed for our winter holiday from December 26th 2020 to January 5th 2021.


Regarding your incoming email or inquiry during these holidays, we will response them after January 6th.


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and appreciate your understanding.

Thank you very much for the continuous business with us.


Business development

CNA groundbreaking ceremony was held

CNA groundbreaking ceremony was held


On December 4, 2020, CNA (Cataler North America) held a groundbreaking ceremony at the planned satellite factory construction site in the Trivium Corporate Center in Hickory, North Carolina.

Chairman of Catawba County in North Carolina, Chairman of Catawba Economic Development Corporation, Mayor of Hickory, Shimizu Corporation, Shimizu America as well as CNA management members were attended and prayed for the safety of the construction and the development of the company.

The ceremony was held with consideration for ensuring social distance to prevent COVID-19 infection.

Production at this factory is scheduled to begin in 2023.



Cataler South Africa (Pty.) Ltd Received Cost Management Award from Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd

Cataler South Africa (Pty.) Ltd Received Cost Management Award from Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd


1st October 2020, the 2019 Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd (TSAM) Supplier Awards

Ceremony, which had been postponed from March due to the COVID-19 disaster, was held online

and CSA received the “Cost Management Award”.

This is a praise for delivering the product at a competitive cost to TSAM.

In fiscal 2020, CSA will make every effort to win awards such as Safety, Quality, and Stable




Interview / Article

The state of U40-KAKEGAWA meeting roundtable discussion was published in “Public information Kakegawa”

The state of U40-KAKEGAWA meeting roundtable discussion was published in “Public information Kakegawa”


In the September 2020 issue of Kakegawa city’s public relations magazine, “Public information Kakegawa,” a roundtable discussion was held in which our employees participated as U40-KAKEGAWA members.


As a part of the city promotion, we exchanged opinions on the new urban development needed in the post-corona era.



In September 2019, Kakegawa City launched  to meet the needs of generations who are busy for studying, working, raising children, etc.

The young opinions of citizens under the age of 40 have been reflected in the city’s plans and measures.



▼ Click here for details (Japanese only)



Business development

Cumulative production of Cataler North America catalysts reaches 100 million units


On August 27, the cumulative production volume of catalysts reached 100 million units at

Cataler North America (CNA).


CNA was established in 2001, expanded to the second phase of construction in 2006, and

the third phase of construction in 2010. In 2014, the cumulative production reached a

milestone of 50 million units.


We did not hold a celebration due to the corona disaster, and distributed a commemorative

polo shirt with a message of gratitude to the employees.



Cataler Indonesia Receives Quality & Delivery Award from ADM

Cataler Indonesia Receives Quality & Delivery Award from ADM


On July 21, 2020, PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor (abbreviation/ADM) held an online supplier meeting, and Cataler Indonesia (PT. CATALER INDONESIA: abbreviation/CIC) received the “Quality & Delivery Award”.

This award recognizes the track record of maintaining zero quality defects and delivery delays while delivering a cumulative total of 1 million units since the start of transactions with ADM.