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CatEye Co., Ltd.
Native name
株式会社キャットアイ
TypePrivate KK
IndustryLeisure products
FoundedOsaka, Japan (February 16, 1954; 68 years ago (1954-02-16))
HeadquartersHigashisumiyoshi-ku, Osaka 546-0041, Japan
Number of locations
3 factories (as of 2015)[1]
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Koichi Tsuyama
(President)
ProductsCycling components
Number of employees
202 (as of March 31, 2015)[1]
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references
[1][2]

CatEye Co., Ltd. (株式会社キャットアイ, Kabushiki-gaisha Kyattoai), better known by its brand name CatEye, is a Japanese company.[3] It is a manufacturer of cycle computers, lights, reflectors, toe clips, bottle cages and other accessories which sell worldwide.[2] The company was founded in 1954 in Osaka, Japan and developed the first flashing bicycle light in 1964, and other innovations that it first introduced into the marketplace include flashing LED headlamps. It released its first cycle computer in 1981.

As of 2015 it employs 202 people. While the company's head office and design teams are in Japan, today many components are manufactured in its Chinese factories and subsidiaries.

References

  1. ^ a b c CatEye. "About – CatEye". Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Michael Leccese; Arlene Plevin (1991). The Bicyclist's Sourcebook. Woodbine House. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-933149-41-0.
  3. ^ "Cat Eye Co., Ltd". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved December 14, 2011.