TOBISHIMA

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The History of Tobishima Corporation

The History of Tobishima Corporation

MEIJI

1883Bunjiro Tobishima founded Tobishima-gumi. Contracted to demolish Fukui Castle
1889Took part in bid for its first government job as civil engineering contractor
1905Contracted to construct Kyoto Electric’s Nakao power plant (Fukui Prefecture) as its first hydroelectric power plant

Demolition of Fukui Castle

Demolition of Fukui Castle in 1883

TAISHO

1913Contracted to build an electric railway between Fukui and Oono, expanding into railway construction
1915Contracted to undertake the Kinu River Improvement Project, expanding to the Kanto region
1916Tobishima-gumi Corporation (representative director Bunkichi Tobishima) founded with \100,000 in capital, headquarters located in Toyoshimanaka-cho, Fukui City
1920Tobishima-gumi Corporation transformed into a limited partnership company with \1 million in capital
1922Opened the Tokyo office at 2-chome, Iidamachi, Kojimachi-ku, Tokyo, which was used for the expansion of business to cover the whole country

Kansai Electric Power Yomikaki Power Plant

Kansai Electric Power Yomikaki Power Plant(Nagano Prefecture, 1923)
Designated national Important Cultural Property in 1994 (first operating industrial facility)

SHOWA

1928Transferred Tokyo office to Suidomachi, Koishikawa-ku, Tokyo
1929Tobishima-gumi's capital increased to \3 million
1937Annual contracted amount surpassed \30 million, an industry record
1940Moved headquarters from Fukui-shi to Kudan, Kojimachi-ku, Tokyo
1946Tobishima-gumi applied for rehabilitation under the Corporate Reorganization Law, and was dissolved
1947Tobishima Civil Engineering (representative director Hitoshi Tobishima) was founded with \3 million in capital
1960Shares first traded over-the-counter on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, listed on the first section the following year
1963Celebrated 80th anniversary of the Company's founding, capital totaled \2.0 billion
1965Changed company name to Tobishima Corporation to cast off the image of an exclusive focus on civil engineering
1967Constructed new headquarters building in Kudan, Tokyo
1972Introduced computers
1973Celebrated 90th anniversary of Company's founding, capital totaled \5.25 billion
1975Launched full-scale overseas operations with the establishment of offices in various East Asian locations, such as Hong Kong
1978Introduced new corporate logo
1982Constructed Seikan Tunnel
1983Celebrated 100-year anniversary of founding
Moved headquarters to new headquarters building (Sanban-cho, Tokyo)
1986Won the Excellence Prize for the Second National Theater (New National Theater, Tokyo) International Competition
1987Completed new Technology Research Center (Chiba Prefecture) Technological examination of high-rise steel frame concrete structure system (Skyrib RC25) by the Building Center of Japan completed

Haneda Airfield

Haneda Airfield
(Tokyo, 1931)

Former Korakuen Baseball Stadium

Former Korakuen Baseball Stadium
(Tokyo, 1938)

Tomei Expressway, Atsugi Interchange

Tomei Expressway, Atsugi Interchange
(Kanagawa Prefecture, 1968)

Eiheiji (Eihei Temple) Kisshokaku Hall

Eiheiji (Eihei Temple) Kisshokaku Hall
(Fukui Prefecture, 1971)

Port of Wakkanai seawall/breakwater

Port of Wakkanai seawall/breakwater
(Hokkaido, 1980)

Toei Shinjuku Line, Upper Kudan Section

Toei Shinjuku Line, Upper Kudan Section (Tokyo, 1977)

Seikan Tunnel, Sanyoushi section

Seikan Tunnel, Sanyoushi section
(Aomori Prefecture, 1982)

Onaruto bridge between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku

Onaruto bridge between the islands of Honshu and Shikoku
(Tokushima Prefecture, 1981)

Narita Airport Tunnel

Narita Airport Tunnel
(Chiba Prefecture, 1982)

Tohoku Shinkansen, north underground section of Ueno Station

Tohoku Shinkansen, north underground section of Ueno Station
(Tokyo, 1985)

HEISEI

1989Completed and opened Kanagawa Science Park, which included the first incubator function in Japan.
1990Adopted new uniform designed by Kansai Yamamoto
1991Completed the first indoor race track in Japan using the Strarch roofing system (developed by the Australian company Strarch), an astylar (column-less) large-space construction method
1992Completed the 33-storey residential building Suma Park Hills Tower
1993Celebrated 110th anniversary of the Company's founding
1995Received order for the main portion of the Surikamigawa Dam, a large-scale rock-filled dam
1997Constructed the section of the undersea tunnel of the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line on the Kawasaki side of the Kawasaki Man-Made Island
1999Whole company obtained ISO9000 series (international quality standard) certification
2000The group was selected for PFI business (parking lot construction) in Sabae City, Fukui Prefecture
2002All offices obtained ISO14001 certification
2011Moved the main office to Kanagawa Science Park (KSP) in Kawasaki City
2013Celebrated 130th anniversary of Company's founding
2017Moved the main office to Minato-ku, Tokyo

Kanagawa Science Park

Kanagawa Science Park
(Kanagawa Prefecture, 1989)

Kawaguchi Cultural Center

Kawaguchi Cultural Center
(Saitama Prefecture, 1990)

Kansai Electric Power, Nanko Thermal Power Plant and super-tall chimney

Kansai Electric Power, Nanko Thermal Power Plant and super-tall chimney
(Osaka Prefecture, 1990)

Suma Park Hills

Suma Park Hills
(Hyogo Prefecture, 1994)

Yamaha Stadium (former Jubilo Iwata Stadium)

Yamaha Stadium (former Jubilo Iwata Stadium)
(Shizuoka Prefecture, 1995)

Tokyo Bay Aqualine, Kawasaki Man-Made Island (South Section)

Tokyo Bay Aqualine, Kawasaki Man-Made Island (South Section)
(Kanagawa Prefecture, 1997)

Eiheiji Dam

Eiheiji Dam
(Fukui Prefecture, 2002)