Gatō Company (ガトーカンパニー, Gatō Kanpanī)
|Anime||Naruto Episode #7|
|Game||Naruto: Ultimate Ninja|
|Appears in||Anime, Manga and Game|
The Gatō Company (ガトーカンパニー, Gatō Kanpanī; English TV "Gato Transport") is the shipping company operated by Gatō, using his import/export as a front to make his fortune as a smuggler of illegal goods and selling drugs. Gatō has become the richest man in the world as a result, and went to great lengths to protect his interests through blackmail and murder. The majority of his subordinates are thugs and mercenaries, including his bodyguards Zōri and Waraji, who do Gatō's bidding to entire Land of Waves remained under his control by crushing any resistance.
When Tazuna begins building a bridge to free the Land of Waves from his influence, Gatō hired Zabuza Momochi to kill Tazuna before using his men to finish the job while killing a weaken Zabuza and Team 7. However, Gatō met his end at Zabuza's blade while his men flee after the people stand up to them. The Company fall back soon after with Zōri and Waraji rendered jobless as they made a final attempt at revenge before being driven out of the Land of Waves.