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Mar 31

KATO Fastening Systems

Posted on March 31, 2017 at 9:25 AM by Communications Department


KATO Fastening Systems

Established in 1997, KATO Fastening Systems manufactures CoilThread inserts, hinges, andKATO 2 other fastening systems at its facility in Oyster Point. The original inventor and manufacturer of the revolutionary Tangless® CoilThread inserts, KATO has a reputation of producing reliable and long lasting products. KATO’s unique Tangless fastening inserts eliminate tang break-off and retrieval, are easier to adjust after installation, and offer non-destructive removal. The inserts provide a permanent, wear-resistant thread in a variety of materials including aluminum, magnesium, and plastic. 
KATO Tangless and tanged CoilThread inserts are used extensively in aircraft applications, such as engines, gear boxes, fuel systems, radar, avionics, flight controls, lighting and HVAC systems. KATO inserts are also used in military applications such as the Patriot Missile  and Apache Helicopters. KATO Tangless inserts are use in commercial applications, such as Formula One gear boxes. KATO inserts can also be found orbiting the earth in the docking rings of the Internal Space Station. KATO Tangless inserts are used by every major aerospace and defense subcontractor including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, L3 Technologies, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, United Technologies
Corporation, BAE  and SpaceX. 
KATO President Al Quaquais and his team pride themselves on their unmatched technological capabilities, top quality products, and commitment to customer service. Since inception, the company has had continued growth and has made significant contributions to the fastening systems market.