KATO WORKS is leading company in the Construction Since our foundation in 1895, KATO has made breakthroughs by using our creativeness and independent vision. Constantly taking the role of trailblazer upon ourselves throughout our industry's history has brought us to where we are today and we intend to keep striving to provide our customers with quality products and service. Last November 2016, the Japanese multinational KATO WORKS Co., Ltd. - hereinafter referred KATO - and the Japanese conglomerate IHI Corporation Ltd. (IHI) had signed an agreement for the transfer of 100% shares of IHI Construction Machinery Ltd. (IK) from IHI to KATO.From January 2017 the IK Company, which controls 51% of IHIMER S.p.A. based in Italy in San Gimignano (49% continues to be held by IMER GROUP SpA), had already changed its name to KATO HEAVY INDUSTRIES CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD. (KATO HICOM).On February 17, 2017, IHIMER S.p.A. changed its name to KATO IMER S.p.A..
IMER GROUP was established in 1962 with the production of concrete truck mixer, concrete manufacturing plants, elevators, self-propelled aerial platforms and other equipment and machinery used in the construction industry. Over the years, a dynamic combination of commercial, entrepreneurial and distribution synergies were established, which led Imer to develop sales networks in many foreign markets, as well as the creation of Imer branches and subsidiary and associated companies, worldwide. IMER GROUP now has great global competitive potential and a product range able to satisfy all the requirements associated with the production, transport and distribution of concrete worldwide.