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)
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.
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.
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.