About Us

We have come a long way since our foundation in 1993. With state-of-the-art technology, a lean ideology, and a customer-centered strategy, we have positioned ourselves as one of the world’s leaders for Exhaust SystemsThermal Insulation, and Advanced Materials for gasoline, diesel, hybrid and EV applications across the world.

Our flexibility to adapt to customer needs and our appetite for growth have driven us to become a global, full-service Tier 1 supplier, composed of close to 2,000 highly motivated professionals from more than 20 countries around the world.

Our evolution over the last 3 decades has transformed us into a trusted partner for our customers. No matter how complex the requirements, we are able to engineer, design, simulate, prototype, test, and manufacture products ranging from simple components to highly complex full-system solutions.

Timeline

1993

Operations start in Monterrey, Mexico.

2006

Katcon consolidates 100% of North America production in Monterrey, transferring 20+ lines from the United States.

2009

Katcon goes global with the acquisition of Delphi’s Exhaust Business.

2011

Operations start in new Michigan facility.

2012

Operations start of Katcon Institute for Innovation and Technology (KIIT) in Monterrey, México.
Operations start in new Shanghai facility.

2013

Joint Venture with Detting (Chongqing, China).

2014

Operations start in Korea.

2014

Joint Venture with Tata (India).

2014

Operations start in Plant 2 in Monterrey, Mexico.

2017

Katcon acquires Wendt Thermal Insulation (Germany).

2019

First Advanced Materials program award.

2021

Wendt Mexico starts operations.

Mission & Vision

Mission

Our mission is to be a world-class, global, multi-cultural organization offering high-quality Exhaust & Aftertreatment Systems, Thermal Insulation, and Lightweight Composite solutions by adapting to our different markets and exceeding our customers and stakeholders’ expectations.

 

Vision

  • We are devoted to our customers. We understand and adapt to their needs with empathy and effective collaboration.
  • We are lean by DNA. We create more value for our customers by focusing on efficiency and a zero-waste mentality.
  • We believe in continuous improvement. We are constantly challenged by driving quality up, cost down and the share of good practices around our sites.
  • We live our values. All our decisions are guided by our core values which shape our culture and are part of all our employees.
  • We are grateful. We set an example by taking care of our community and environment.
  • We feel proud to be part of this family.

Values

Customer Centricity

Outstanding Quality

Safety and Environment

Operational Excellence

Unstoppable Innovation

Team Work

Integrity

Open Communication

Pride on the Katcon Family

Social Responsibility

We are committed to playing a positive role in our communities and are therefore engaged in different volunteering activities around the world. Our efforts seek to support different causes such as:

  • Alcohol and Drug abuse prevention
  • Women Empowerment
  • Public Hospitals
  • Reforestation
  • Public Schools
  • Public Health

We are grateful for our teams’ effort and engagement in striving to improve our communities.

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