Management StrategyHistory of the Taisei Group

GRI G4-9、G4-10、EC1

Since its foundation in 1873, each employee of Taisei Corporation has contributed to building the Company's trust and track record by channeling their dreams and passions to each single project.
With the pride in having supported Japan's modernization and development, Taisei Corporation will continue to strive towards a better future.

Operating Income (Billions of Yen)

Operating Income

From the foundation to 1959

Became the First Construction Company to List Shares on the Stock Exchange

Kihachiro Okura, the founder, engaged in the construction and operation of buildings, in addition to pursuing direct import businesses, undertaking a series of pioneering projects. In 1946, the Company changed its corporate name to Taisei Corporation, becoming a non-family-controlled company, a rarity for construction companies at the time. In 1956, Taisei Corporation became the first company in the construction industry to list shares on the stock exchange.

1873
The founder, Kihachiro Okura

The founder, Kihachiro Okura, founded several companies, contributing to the modernization of Japan

1927
Completed construction of Asia's first subway

Completed construction of Asia's first subway, the Tokyo Underground Railroad connecting Ueno to Asakusa

1960 to 2009

Received the First Imperial Invention Award in the Construction and Civil Engineering Field

Following the success of the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games, Japan achieved rapid economic development and Taisei Corporation also developed new technologies successively. Taisei Truss, Taisei's unique three-dimensional truss structure, was awarded the Imperial Invention Award, which is given to the best invention of the year, in 1967. In 1997, Taisei was awarded again the Imperial Invention Award for the spherical shield production process, a tunneling method developed jointly with IHI Corporation, as Japan's first civil engineering technology to receive the award.

1964
The main building of Hotel New Otani

The main building of Hotel New Otani, Japan's first skyscraper constructed in time to accommodate visitors to the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

1991
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Main Building No. 1, a symbolic building towering over the new city center in the global city of Tokyo

1994
Kannongawa River water-conveyance conduit

Kannongawa River water-conveyance conduit (Original client: Kawasaki City, Client: Japan Sewage Works Agency), for which the spherical shield production process (horn industrial method) was adopted for the first time in the world

2001
Sapporo Dome

Sapporo Dome adopted the world's first hovering stage to enable it to host both indoor football and baseball games

2010 to 2016

Formulation of TAISEI VISION 2020

In 2010, we reestablished a philosophy structure for the Group that is clear-cut, easy-to-understand, and sharable, allowing Taisei Group directors and employees to have a sense of group unity. Also, the "Taisei Vision 2020" was formulated as the long-term vision within the new philosophy structure to serve as the way to achieve our envisioned future 10 years hence.

2010
Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Runway D

Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) Runway D adopted the world's first hybrid structure that combines a reclaimed land portion with a jetty portion

2012
JP Tower

JP Tower was built to replace the old Tokyo Station Central Post Office that was completed in 1934, preserving part of the historic building

2013
Bosphorus Strait Crossing Railway Tunnel, Turkey

Bosphorus Strait Crossing Railway Tunnel, Turkey.
The undersea tunnel was constructed by the immersed tunnel method to form the world's deepest immersed tunnel, in one of the most rapid ocean currents in the world.

2016
Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower

Sumitomo Fudosan Roppongi Grand Tower.
Completed a high-rise building of about 230 m tall, housing three functions of commercial office space, residential space, and retail space, in an extensive area of about 27,000 m2 that is adjacent to Roppongi-itchome Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line

Highlights of Business Activities for FY2016

Highlights of Business Activities for FY2016
Highlights of Business Activities for FY2016

September 2016
The fourth "Arc lighting", Japan's first electrical street lighting built in 1882 by the founder Kihachiro Okura, was relit.