Company Profile


It has been more than 120 years since our establishment in the year 1899.
First starting out as a gold leaf manufacturer in Kanazawa, our unique, world-class technology has provided the foundation for constant transformation, growth and advancement in foil creation.
Blending tradition and advanced technology, we have created a new world of foils and are now expanding into global markets in all industries.
While maintaining our pioneer spirit, we aim to be a company that continues to provide new added value to all.

CEO Yohei Katani

Corporate philosophy

Through the development of our business, we contribute to the happiness of our employees, as well as to the development of the local community.

It is the individual companies and people of each region that make up a country.
As a company assuming part of this responsibility, we value history and tradition, use appropriate hiring practices to protect the livelihood of our employees, ensure profit stability, and contribute to the development of the community. These efforts enable us to support the systems that form the basis of our country, including social welfare, education and security. We recognize our social responsibility as an enterprise, and carry out our operations based on what is right and wrong, rather than on profits and losses. Our aim is to be a company that is needed by society and appreciated by our customers.


Firm nameKATANI co., ltd.
PresidentYohei Katani
FoundationApril 1899
IncorporationDecember 1950
Capital100 million Yen
Website address


  • 1899
    Jikichiro Katani started manufacturing metal leaf.
  • 1950
    Incorporated as Katani Metal Leaf & Powder Industry
  • 1959
    Started business with the plastics sales division of Toyo Rayon (present-day Toray Industries, Inc.)
  • 1960
    Established Kyoto Sales Office (present-day Kyoto Branch)
  • 1961
    Merged with Showa Metal Leaf & Powder Industry and established Osaka Branch
    Established Kusatsu Plant in Shiga Prefecture for lamination and coloring
  • 1963
    Established Tokyo Sales Office (present-day Tokyo Branch)
  • 1964
    Established Nagoya Office (present-day Nagoya Branch)
  • 1968
    Changed the company name to KATANI SANGYO Co., Ltd.
  • 1970
    Established Gunma Office (present-day Gunma Branch)
  • 1978
    Incorporated Kusatsu Plant and established Katani Laminate Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 1979
    Constructed a joint plant equipped with a noise and pollution prevention system in the metal leaf processing complex in Ishikawa
  • 1987
  • 1991
  • 1999
    Opened antenna shop “Kanazawa KATANI” in Kanazawa, Ishikawa
  • 2004
    Established KATANI SANGYO (Hong Kong)
  • 2007
    Established KATANI SANGYO (Shenzhen) in Guangdong, China
  • 2009
    Established Office in Shanghai
  • 2010
    Established KATANI Europe S. A. S in Paris, France
  • 2012
    Established Office in Taiwan
  • 2013
    Completed Construction of Katani Building for Osaka Branch
  • 2016
    Completed Construction of Katani Building for Nagoya Branch
  • 2017
    Obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification(Nagoya Branch)
  • 2019
    Obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification(Osaka Branch)