The year 2018 marked 80 years of spring manufacturing in the Nottingham area, so it is great to see Advanex still flying the flag in this regard. One of the company’s sites was originally set up under the KATO name to create springs and metal components for micro floppy discs and precision parts in high volumes. Of course, with floppy discs long since becoming obsolete and with the technology futile, Advanex had to find a new product to specialize in.
KATO Tangless® CoilThread® was the next step for Advanex. These products were originally developed in Japan in very low volumes at a slow speed. Advanex Europe has developed this process over the course of the last 25 years to make it what it is today, manufacturing CoilThread using machinery, which has been designed, built and installed in-house. All components within this product range are still manufactured under the original KATO brand, synonymous as a leading brand within industry, but manufactured within Advanex factory walls.