Three World-Class Brands Join Together in New Facility in Carlsbad, California

Carlsbad, CA (March 15, 2017) – The parent company of Mitsubishi Rayon Graphite Shafts and ALDILA Graphite Shafts are set to move into a new facility that will house three world-class sports brands under one roof.  The new 25,000 square foot facility is set to open by the end of the month and will be located in the heart of Carlsbad, California.

The new operation will house Mitsubishi Rayon Graphite Shafts, ALDILA Graphite Shafts, as well as the Victory Archery brands – all of which are Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation group companies. “The new facility has been designed to help support the continued growth of all three industry leading brands, and to better support our partners in the golf and archery industries,” says Takeya Kataoka, Director of Sales for Mitsubishi Rayon’s Golf Shaft Division in Japan.  The new facility and all three brands will be led by President, Tsutomu Ibuki. Mr. Ibuki is a 27-year veteran of Mitsubishi Rayon Co. Ltd. During his tenure Mr. Ibuki has played an instrumental role in the development of many of Mitsubishi Rayon’s most successful and globally recognized golf brands and products. 

The timing of the new facility opening has been designed to coincide with a global name change of Mitsubishi Rayon/Graphite Shaft Division to Mitsubishi Chemical/Graphite Shafts (MCA GOLF, INC. in the United States) that will be completed on April 1, 2017.

“The name change to MCA GOLF is simply a name change,” says Mark Gunther, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Mitsubishi Rayon Graphite Shafts. “We will continue making premium performance-oriented golf shafts, and are extremely excited for the opportunity to bring these three world-class brands together under one roof.”

For further information, please contact the representative in your region:


Japan and Asia

Customer Service, Golf Shaft Division

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.

Tel: [+81] (0)3-6748-7606



North America and Europe

Stacey Benvenuto

Brand Marketing/PGA TOUR® Representative




Mark Gunther

Vice President, Sales & Marketing





NOTICE: MRC GOLF, INC. to officially change its name to MCA GOLF, INC.

Effective: April 1, 2017

MCA GOLF, INC. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, dedicated to designing and developing high performance composite golf shafts for discerning golfers everywhere. MCA GOLF leverages its own resources and raw materials through vertical integration, which gives it a competitive advantage. Over the years, it has been a leading supplier of premium composite golf shafts worldwide. With many of the world's best players using its golf shafts, MCA GOLF has established itself as a dominant force in the golf industry.