KATO IMER – Think Global, Act Local

In November 2016, Japanese multinational KATO WORKS CO., LTD. and Japanese conglomerate IHI Corporation Ltd. (IHI) signed an agreement to transfer 100% of the shares of IHI Construction Machinery Ltd., (IK) from IHI to KATO. As of January 2017, IK, which owned 51% of IHIMER S.p.A. based in Italy in San Gimignano (49% is still held by IMER GROUP S.p.A.) has changed its company name to KATO HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO.,LTD. (KATO HICOM). As of February 17 2017, IHIMER S.p.A. has changed its company name to KATO IMER S.p.A.

Japanese colossal KATO WORKS, which produces a broad range of construction machinery and has been active in the industry since 1895, has decided to invest in Europe, believing strongly in the centrality of the market, in collaboration with Italian Imer Group, European leader in the production of machinery for construction and batch plants. In Italy KATO IMER produces mini-excavators with KATO technology, skid-loaders and tracked dumpers; it distributes mini-excavators and large tracked dumpers produced in Japan by KATO HICOM.

The KATO IMER factory in San Gimignano, in the province of Siena, covers a surface area of more than 36 thousand square meters. The constant pursuit of innovation and the company’s on-going design activity allows it to develop cutting edge machines in perfect compliance with market demands. KATO IMER manufactures a comprehensive range of Mini Excavators, Tracked Dumpers and Skid Steer Loaders all complete with a 5 Year Warranty AS STANDARD. The full range comprises of:

  • Mini Excavators from 0.9 to 8.5 tonnes with zero tail swing, short tail swing and traditional.
  • Tracked Dumpers with payloads of 400 to 11,000KG.
  • Skid Steer Loaders in both wheeled and tracked ranging from 330 to 1040KG operating loads