Corporate Value of the Taisei Group

1. Taisei´s Journey

The Trajectory of our Continuous Challenge to Realize a Prosperous Society over more than 140 Years

Since the founding in 1873 by our founder Kihachiro Okura of the predecessor organization of our Group, Okura Gumi Shokai, we have contributed to the modernization of Japan and the development of society.
For the future awe will also continue to undertake the challenges of continuous sustainable society by applying to the maximum extent our advanced technologies and know how.

1873 to 1945
Construction Projects to Support Modernization of Japan

Kihachiro Okura established Okura Gumi Shokai [founding] Ginza Renga Gai (Ginza Brick Street) [reconstruction]
Arc lighting lit in front of Okuragumi Shokai in Ginza
The Rokumeikan building 1
Nippon Doboku Co., Ltd., predecessor of the company, founded [the first corporation in the construction industry]
Lake Biwa Lock and Tunnel 2
Okura Gumi Civil Engineering Department launched
Okura Doboku Gumi founded [first stock-type company in the construction industry]
The Okura Museum of Art established
New Imperial Hotel
Name changed to Okura Doboku K.K.
Tokyo Metro from Ueno to Asakusa completed [first metro in Asia] 3
Okura Schanze ski jump
Our Founder, Kihachiro Okura

The company's history starts with the establishment of Okura Gumi Shokai by Kihachiro Okura in 1873.
Kihachiro Okura was engaged in import export business together with the construction of buildings. He gathered around him talented engineers, and successfully carried out major construction such as the Rokumeikan Building, Lake Biwa Canal, Imperial Hotel, etc. In addition he launched various types of project, such as electrical power, gas, brewing, hotels, etc.

Our Founder, Kihachiro Okura

1946 to 1970
From Restoration to New Growth

Name changed to Taisei Corporation, formation of employee union
Yuraku Real Estate Co., Ltd. founded [currently Taisei-Yuraku Real Estate Co., Ltd.]
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Terminal Building
Listing of shares on Tokyo over-the-counter market [first in the construction industry]
Seiwa Machinery Co., Ltd. founded [currently Seiwa Renewal Works Co., Ltd.]
National Stadium (Tokyo) [venue for the third Asian Games, subsequently modified to be the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics] 4
Technical Research Center established in Toyosu [currently Technology Center]
Contract No. 5, Kurobegawa No.4 Power Station, Kansai Electric Power Company
Taisei Road Construction Co., Ltd. founded [currently Taisei Rotec Corporation]
Hotel Indonesia [first overseas construction project after World War II] 5
Taisei Prefabrication Construction Co., Ltd. [currently Taisei U-Lec Co., Ltd.]
Mt. Fuji Weather Station 6
Hotel New Otani Main Building [first high rise hotel building in Japan]
Taiko Setsubi Co., Ltd. founded [currently Taisei Setsubi Co., Ltd.]
First Public Share Offering in the Construction Industry

With the rapid increase in the number of orders received associated with economic reconstruction after the war, procurement of finance associated with large-scale construction became a problem. Under this changing business environment, in 1956 the company took the lead within the construction industry in offering stock to the public.
The success of the company's stock offering had a major impact on each of the general contractors in promoting modernization of management.

1971 to 1990
Creation of New Technologies in Response to Diversifying Needs

Taisei Service, Inc. founded [currently Taisei-Yuraku Real Estate Co., Ltd.]
Hotel New Otani Tower
Listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Yasuda Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. headquarters building
Shinjuku Center Building [headquarters moved from Chuo-ku to Shinjuku, Tokyo]
Research Institute moved to Yokohama
Establishment of Taisei USA office The Symphony Hall
Minami and Kita Bisan-Seto Bridge 7
UBN Complex, Malaysia
Seikan Tunnel [Asia's longest tunnel] 8
Hilton International Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka
Cirata Hydroelectric Power Station, Indonesia 9
Yokohama Bay Bridge
Adoption of new management ideals, Action Guidelines, and symbol mark
New Management Ideals and Environmental Management

In 1990 the new management ideal "to create a vibrant environment for all members of society" was adopted, and initiatives in environmental activities, etc., were strengthened with the aim of realizing a sustainable society.
The symbol mark represents this management ideal, and is an image of the company strongly performing our corporate activities in balance with the natural environment.

New Management Ideals and Environmental Management

1971 to 1990
Creation of New Technologies in Response to Diversifying Needs

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1 10
Yokohama Landmark Tower
Taisei Housing Corporation founded
Adoption of "Taisei Action Guidelines"
Djibouti Palace Kempinski Hotel
Formulation of TAISEI VISION 2020 and reorganization of the system of group ideals
Runway D at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda)
Taisei-Yuraku Real Estate Co., Ltd. Founded Enhancement of Technology Center facilities
New five-year plan
JP Tower 11
New Doha International Airport Terminal Building 12
Bosphorus Strait Crossing Railway Tunnel 13
ZEB Demonstration Building [within the Taisei Technology Center]
No. 2 Terminal Building, Noi Bai Airport, Vietnam 14
Development of Advanced Technology for Creation of High Added Value

In 1960 the company established the Technology Center. In 1979 all the functions of the Technology Center were concentrated in Yokohama city, where advanced testing and research is carried out.
From 2012 the "ZEB (zero energy building) Demonstration Building", the "Construction ICT Test Building", and the "Tsunami Test Facility" were installed with the aim of establishing technologies for creating high added value.

Development of Advanced Technology for Creation of High Added Value
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