Kasai North America, INC.

Company History

Starting in 1912

Kasai Group has celebrated over a century of excellence as a manufacturer.

Manufacturing for the Automotive Industry

From our Ryogoku Factory in Tokyo, Kasai Group began production of interior trim for Automotive in 1949 and has continued to be a force in the automotive market serving customers globally.

The Beginning of M-TEK Inc.

In 1986, Kasai Group invested in North America by starting M-TEK INC. to support emerging customer needs in the region.

Kasai North America, Inc.

The US Headquarters is established in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and M=TEK is rebranded to a Kasai North America, Inc.

Company Timeline

Jul. 2020: Absorbed the consolidated subsidiary, KASAI TEC CO., LTD. to unify operations with the production engineering division.


Sep. 2019: Established WUHAN KASAI AUTOMOTIVE TRIM PARTS CO., LTD. in Hubei, China as a joint venture with GUANGZHOU KASAI AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR TRIM PARTS CO., LTD. and Hainan Drinda Automotive Trim Co., Ltd.


Jul. 2019: Established KYUSHU KASAI CO., LTD. Kanda Plant in Kanda-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka.


Apr. 2019: Established KASAI (GERMANY) GmbH in Germany.


Apr. 2019: Established KASAIKOGYO MOROCCO SARL AU in Tangier Exportation Free Zone, Morocco.


Aug. 2017: Established KASAI SLOVAKIA s.r.o. in Levice, Slovakia.


Jun. 2017: Completed the construction of New Engineering Building in the premise of Samukawa head office.


Aug. 2016: Transferred the function of head office of KASAI NORTH AMERICA, INC. to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, U.S.A..


Jul. 2016: Established DONGFENG KASAI (WUHAN) ROOF TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD. in Hubei Province, China as a subsidiary of DONGFENG KASAI (DALIAN) AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD.


Jun. 2016: Transferred to a company with Audit and Supervisory Committee.


Apr. 2016: Changed the company names as follows: from M-TEK to KASAI NORTH AMERICA, INC.; from R-TEK LTD. to KASAI UK LTD; from APM CO., LTD. to KASAI SUPPORT SERVICE CO., LTD.


Jun. 2015: Established KASAI SALES & ENGINEERING FRANCE SAS in Velizy Villacoublay, France.


Jan. 2015 Transferred the amount of all share of WUFU KASAI AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD.


Oct. 2014: Acquisition of all stocks of ANTORIN KASAI TEK CHENNAI PVT., LTD. (current KASAI INDIA (CHENNAI) PRIVATE LTD.).


Sep. 2014: Established DONGFENG KASAI (DALIAN) AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD. in Liaoning, China as a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd.


Mar. 2014: Capital participation in SHINIL-MEXICANA S.A. DE C.V. in Mexico.


Jan. 2014: Divested stock for one part of IWATE KASAI CO., LTD. (current TOHOKU KAT CO., LTD.).


Nov. 2013: Established DONGFENG KASAI (XIANGYANG) AUTOMOTIVE TRIM SYSTEMS CO., LTD. in Hubei, China as a joint venture with Dongfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd.


Jul. 2012: Established KASAI TECK SEE (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD. as a joint venture in Selangor, Malaysia.


Apr. 2012: Established KAIFENG KASAI AUTOMOTIVE TRIM PARTS CO., LTD. as a joint venture in Kaifeng, China.


Mar. 2012: Established ANTORIN KASAI TEK CHENNAI PVT., LTD. (current KASAI INDIA (CHENNAI) PRIVATE LTD.) as a joint venture in Tamil Nadu, India.


Sep. 2010: Established WUHU KASAI AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR TRIM PARTS CO., LTD. as a joint venture in Wuhu City, China.


Jan. 2010: Divested KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD. Kyushu Division and established KYUSHU KASAI CO., LTD.


Jul. 2009: Capital participation in PT. Oriental Manufacturing Indonesia (current P.T. KASAI TECK SEE INDONESIA).


Apr. 2009: KPK Co., Ltd. amalgamates with MIKUNI SEISAKUSHO CO. LTD. and the name of the company is changed to GUNMA KASAI CO., LTD.


Apr. 2008: Established Guangzhou S.K AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR TRIM PARTS CO., LTD. in Guangzhou City, China.


Mar. 2008: Established SK KOGYO CO., LTD. in Ota City, Gunma.


Mar. 2008: Established Toyota S&E Office in Chiryu City, Aichi.


Jul. 2007: Established MIE KASAI CO., LTD. Shiga Plant in Higashi Oomi City, Shiga.


Jun. 2007: Established a S&E office in Ohio, U.S.A.


May. 2007: Established KASAI TECHNO CO., LTD. in Samukawa-machi, Koza-gun, Kanagawa.


Mar. 2007 Established KASAI TECK SEE CO., LTD. in Ayutthaya Thailand.


Mar. 2007: Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section.


Dec. 2005: Opened the third plant of M-TEK, INC (current KASAI NORTH AMERICA, INC.) in Alabama, U.S.A.


Jun. 2005: Established IWATE KASAI CO., LTD. in Kitakami City, Iwate.


Apr. 2005: Established KASAI TEC CO., LTD. in Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka.


Jun. 2004: Capital participation in GUANGZHOU YUHSIN AUTOMOTIVE TRIM CO., LTD. (current GUANGZHOU KASAI AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR TRIM PARTS CO., LTD.) of China.


Nov. 2001: Set up M-TEK MISSISSIPPI, INC. in Mississippi, U.S.A. (current KASAI NORTH AMERICA INC.)


Nov. 1999: Set up M-TEK INC. Second Plant in Ohio, U.S.A.


Sep. 1999: Closed Ashikaga Factory.


Jun. 1999: The headquarters is moved from Chuo-ku, Tokyo to Samukawa-cho, Koza-gun, Kanagawa.


Feb. 1999: Capital participation in Koto Plastic Kogyo Co., Ltd. (KPK Co., Ltd.).


Nov. 1998: Capital participation in YSM Co., Ltd. (current Unipres Mold Corporation).


May. 1997: Established KASAI MEXICANA, S.A. DE C.V. in Guanajuato, Mexico.


Aug. 1996: Closed Oppama Factory.


Mar. 1995: Capital participation in MIKUNI SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD.


Jul. 1993: Acquisition of Reydel Ltd. (current Visteon Corporation) Washington plant by R-TEK LTD (current KASAI UK LTD).


Oct. 1991: Capital participation in Yiing Long Car Material Mfg. Corp. of Taiwan (current Y-TEKS CO., LTD.).


Oct. 1991: Established R-TEK LTD. (current KASAI UK LTD) in Merthyr Tydfil, U.K. as a joint venture with Reydel Ltd. (current Visteon Corporation).


Nov. 1990: Set up Yorii Factory in Yorii-machi, Osato-gun, Saitama.


Dec. 1986: Established APM CO., LTD. (current KASAI SUPPORT SERVICE CO., LTD.).


Oct. 1986: Established M-TEK INC. (current KASAI NORTH AMERICA, INC.) in Tennessee, U.S.A.


Aug. 1986: Established an S&E office in Michigan, U.S.A.


Mar. 1986: Established MIE KASAI CO., LTD. in Tsu City, Mie.


Aug. 1983: Built Technical Center in Samukawa HQ.


Dec. 1976: Set up Kyushu Factory in Usa City, Oita.


Apr. 1973: Set up Ashikaga Factory in Tochigi.


Mar. 1965: Transferred Registered Office from Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo to Chuo-ku,Tokyo.


Jul. 1964: Established Samukawa Main Factory in Kanagawa.Transferred production facilities from Shinagawa Factory.


Jul. 1964: Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section.


Dec. 1961: Set up Oppama Factory in Yokosuka City, Kanagawa.


Aug. 1956: Set up Shinagawa Factory in Tokyo, and transferred production from Ryogoku.


Aug. 1949: Set up Ryogoku Factory in Tokyo. Production of wooden products for automotive door panels started.


Oct. 1946: Incorporated into a stock company "KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD."


Jan. 1933 Established Kasai Unlimited Partnership.


Jan. 1912: Set up a textile factory in Hachioji City, Tokyo.