On behalf of Kato Works Co., Ltd., we would like to offer our deepest condolences to all those affected by the earthquake in the Tohoku region of Japan.
In response to the disaster, we have been preparing for necessary technical support and parts supply for users working in the region while taking efforts to maintain operations of our after sales network as a priority task.
Regarding the effect to our operation, we did not sustain any major damage to any of our factories or offices that will notably affect production under the present conditions. We are discussing and investigating the status of our vendors continuously to minimize any future effect to our manufacturing schedule. This situation is an ongoing matter, but we really hope to have a safe circumstance everywhere as soon as possible.
Since March 11, 2011 we have received many messages related to the historic earthquake and tsunami in the Tohoku region of Japan from many people with sympathy to this terrible situation. We would like to express our special thanks for all of the sincere comments concerning the current conditions.
We wish for an early recovery from the effects of the earthquake.
March 18, 2011
KATO WORKS CO., LTD.