Company Profile

who we are

Company History

YKTA is a joint venture of three very successful companies. We will start making our company history in Huntsville, Alabama on May 22, 2019 with our ground breaking as an On Site Partner / tier one supplier for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA (MTMUS) set for production in early 2021.


With a parent company history that starts back in 1945, Y-tec was created in 2001. Y-tec is known for providing automotive components and designing and manufacturing dies, tooling and jigs for many automotive customers including Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, and Suzuki.


Keylex parent company history goes back to 1924. Keylex was created in 2001 and has established themselves as an expert in design and manufacture of vehicle body parts. Keylex also designs and manufactures jigs and dies, as well as design and install production equipment and provide prototypes for other manufacturers. Their major customer is Mazda, but they also provide products and/or services to Toyotetsu, Webasto, and Topre among others.
Y-tec and Keylex have a joint venture in Mexico, established in 2012 at the Mazda automotive complex in Guanajuato, Mexico.


Toyotetsu is owned by Toyoda Iron Works, whose history goes back to 1946, when they were established as a forging company through an investment by Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyotetsu started operations in North America in 1995 and currently has operations in Somerset and Owensboro, KY, San Antonio, TX, Simcoe, Ontario, and Guanajuato, MX. Toyotetsu is involved in a joint venture in Jamestown, IN. Toyotetsu is primarily a Toyota supplier, but also does business with Nissan and Subaru.


We are proud to call sweet home Alabama our home!
  • We assist in making drivers and their families safe with quality vehicles for their daily lives.
  • We provide quality metal components for drivers across the globe.
  • YKTA is committed to being a good corporate citizen to enrich the communities we live, work, and play in.
  • YKTA has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of North Alabama to impact the lives of children that will help shape our community in the future.
Frequently Asked Questions


YKTA is an on-site, tier one, auto supplier for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA (MTMUS). YKTA will provide stamped metal chassis components and body components.

650 employees at full production

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Yes, future dates to be determined.

As a new company, all our employees will help establish our culture. We will rely on three key values to achieve the culture we desire: Harmony, Co-Creation, and Fairness.

The site will cover 42 acres and the facility will be 650,000 square feet.

important milestones

Company Timeline

May 22nd 2019
Groundbreaking for YKTA
May 22nd 2019
8_12_19 First Steel Beam 800 x 600
August 12th 2019
First Steel Beam
First Steel Beam Installed for YKTA Building
August 12th 2019
October 2nd 2019
Construction In Progress
Construction Progress for YKTA Building
October 2nd 2019
October 15th 2019
Construction In Progress
Construction Progress for YKTA Building
October 15th 2019