Taiyo Kogyo Corporation

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Taiyo Kogyo Corporation, based in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan, is a specialty contractor for the design, engineering, fabrication and installation of tensile membrane structures.

History[edit]

Founded in 1922 as Nohmura Tent Company, the company faced setbacks during World War II, but nonetheless was reconstructed in August 1946 as Nohmura Sewing Factory, eventually renaming its business to Taiyo Kogyo Corporation. Its headquarters are located in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. Currently Taiyo Kogyo has 37 subsidiaries across 13 countries.

Product lines[edit]

  • Tensile membrane structures
  • Textile interiors
  • Textile façades
  • Tent warehouses
  • Civil engineering projects
  • Taiyo Multipurpose Truss Space frame structures
  • Logistic systems
  • Fresh conditioning transportation system
  • Transparent Photovoltaic glass

Domestic subsidiaries[edit]

  • Taiyo Tent Hokuriku Co.,Ltd.
  • Fukui Taiyo Co.,Ltd.
  • Taiyo Tent Kantoh co.,Ltd.
  • Meihan Tekko Co.,Ltd.
  • Transport & Distribution Service, Inc.
  • Higashi-Nihon Container Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Naka-Nihon Container Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Osaka Container Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Mizushima Container Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Kitakyushu Container Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Taiyokogyo Geo Techno Service Co.,Ltd.
  • Taiyo Enesys, Inc.
  • Kansai Taiyo Tent co.,Ltd.
  • Depotrent Inc.
  • Dououkentetsu corporation
  • En-T Design Co., Ltd
  • TSP Taiyo Inc.
  • Actio Corporation
  • FESTAL-KANSAI, Co., Ltd.
  • FESTAL-KANTO, Co., Ltd.
  • Rentool Taiyo Co., Ltd.

Overseas subsidiaries[edit]

Birdair[edit]

Birdair was founded in 1957 in Buffalo, New York by Walter Bird. The company first began building radomes and rapid deployment command shelters and then branched into 1200 major installations in more than 30 countries, requiring over 30,000,000 square feet (2,800,000 m2) of architectural fabric membrane.[1]

In 1992 the company became a division of Taiyo Kogyo Corporation.

In addition to its high profile structures it deploys collapsible umbrellas for restaurants and non-collapsible umbrellas for bigger projects through its Birdair Architectural Umbrellas subdivision.[2]

Its headquarters is in the Buffalo suburb of Amherst, New York

Taiyo Membrane Corporation[edit]

Taiyo Membrane Corporation is a supplier of tensile membrane structures within Australia and the Oceania region. The head office is located in the largely industrial area of Eagle Farm, north-east of the Brisbane CBD in Queensland Australia.

MakMax Australia was formed in 1984 in Australia under the name Shade Structures Pacific and originally raised to prominence through its innovative shade structures for the 1988 World Expo in Brisbane. The company joined the Taiyo Kogyo Group after it joined with USA Company Birdair Inc in 2001 and became Shade Structures Birdair.

In 2003 Shade Structures Birdair was transferred to Taiyo Kogyo Corporation and the company was changed to Taiyo Membrane Corporation. In 2007 Taiyo Membrane Corporation changed their Australian trading name to MakMax Australia whilst still trading under Taiyo Membrane Corporation internationally.

Notable projects[edit]

Sports facilities[3][edit]

Transportation[4][edit]

Commercial[5][6][edit]

Institutional[7][edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2007-06-30). "Birdair / About". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  2. ^ "Birdair, Inc - Birdair Architectural Umbrella - St Tropez". Birdair.crudigital.com.au. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  3. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2010-04-16). "Birdair / Project Gallery". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  4. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2010-04-16). "Birdair / Project Gallery". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  5. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2010-04-16). "Birdair / Project Gallery". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  6. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2010-04-16). "Birdair / Project Gallery". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 
  7. ^ Larson OBrien Advertising - www.larsonobrien.com (2010-04-16). "Birdair / Project Gallery". Birdair.com. Retrieved 2010-12-14. 

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