IT Case Study: Kito U.S.A.

Kito U.S.A. Spotlight


“The Central Business System’s (CBS) team is a vital part of Kito USA Corporation. We initially engaged Central Business Systems to upgrade our servers and network infrastructure. The project was highly successful and the transition was seamless. CBS now provides us with patching, monitoring and help desk support to allow us to grow our core business.”

– Ken Yamauchi | President, Kito USA Corp.

With nearly 50 years of automotive equipment building experience in Japan, Kito Machine Industry established its Kito U.S.A. operations in Central Kentucky in 1996 to support the growing automotive industry.  By 1999 Kito’s first permanent North American facility became an initial investor in Lexington’s new Bluegrass Business Park.

Two years later the workforce and manufacturing facility were expanded, doubling in capacity and space to 30,000 square feet. Today Kito U.S.A. is once again expanding its facility and plans for an additional 15,000 square feet within five years.

“CBS not only provides us with IT service and support, but they’ve also provided us with a new Internet Service Provider (ISP), phone system, and new Sharp multi­-function copiers. CBS is a perfect partner for Kito USA, providing a single point of contact and, ultimately, peace of mind.” – Ken Yamauchi | President, Kito USA Corp.

Kito U.S.A. has become one of the premier robotic welding system makers in the North American automotive industry.  From CAD Design to client’s plant-side mechanical integration and electrical controls, Kito U.S.A. provides the automation equipment for frame body welding and other conveyance needs.  In-house fabrication and machining teams can manufacture high tolerance specifications with welding, 3-5 axis milling, and lathe applications, all the while meeting critical deadlines.  The mechanical assembly and electrical controls complete the final assembly and setup, including pneumatic piping, electrical wiring, and PLC controls.  Coupled with client input, robot teaching to start up production gives Kito USA a turn-key reputation with the automotive industry.

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