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.

Corporate policy (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 name カタニ産業株式会社
President Yohei Katani
Foundation April 1899
Incorporation December 1950
Capital 100 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
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)
2022 Obtained ISO 9001:2015 certification(Tokyo Branch, Gunma Branch, Environmental Managing room)
Obtained FSSC Development Program Lebel.2(Kanazawa Sales Division)