Taisei Corporation

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Taisei Corporation
Traded as TYO: 1801
Industry Construction
Founded Tokyo, Japan (October 1, 1873 (1873-10-01))
Founder Okura Kihachiro
Headquarters Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Yamauchi Takashi (Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer)
Revenue 17,558,416,000 USD [1]
378,586,000 USD [1]
213,195,000 USD [1]
Total assets 3,650,187,000 USD [1]
Number of employees
7,945 [1]
Website Taisei Corporation

Taisei Corporation (大成建設株式会社 Taisei Kensetsu Kabushiki-gaisha?) (TYO: 1801) is a Japanese corporation which was established in 1873. Its main areas of business are building construction, civil engineering, and real estate development. Taisei's headquarters are in Shinjuku Center Building, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo.[1]

Taisei has domestic offices in twelve Japanese cities, and 13 major overseas offices.


Taisei is the oldest of the 5 Japanese so called super general contractors (スーパーゼネコン suupaa zenekon?), the other four being Kajima Corporation, Shimizu Corporation, Takenaka Corporation and Obayashi Corporation. Taisei corporation has its roots in Okura zaibatsu (財閥?). Following the dissolution of zaibatsu after World War II, Taisei was restructured to become an employee-owned corporation. Taisei is currently the only employee-owned Japanese large scale general contractor, the four others being owned and controlled by families.

Taisei has successfully constructed many civil and architectural projects including skyscrapers, dams, bridges, tunnels, subways as well as residential housing both in Japan and overseas. In Japan, Taisei is also well known for its disaster resistant general public housing brand Palcon (パルコン?).

Noted international projects that Taisei was involved include the expansion of the Palm Islands undersea tunnel in Dubai, the Bosphorus undersea tunnel in Turkey, the New Doha International Airport in Qatar, the Noi Bai International Airport Terminal 2 in Hanoi, the Mega Bridge in Thailand, the Cần Thơ Bridge in Vietnam and the Iloilo International Airport in Iloilo City, Philippines.

International Operations[edit]


Taisei's international operations headquarters is located in Shinjuku Center Building, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo

Overseas Offices[edit]


  • Taipei Office: Zone B, 6F, No. 16, Sec. 4, Nan-Jing E. Road, Taipei, Taiwan R. O. C.


  • Middle East Office Doha: Corner Abdullah Bin Jassim St., United Bank Bldg. 4th Floor, Facing QNB Bldg,Doha - Qatar, PO BOX 47366


  • U.S.A. Office California: 6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 200, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A


  • Kuala Lumpur Office: 9-3, 9th Floor, Faber Imperial Court, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA


  • Jakarta Office: Plaza PP 5F, JL Letjend TB Simatupang, No.57, Pasar Rebo, Jakarta 13760, INDONESIA


  • Delhi Office: 4th Floor, SCO-56, Old Judicial Complex, Civil Lines, Gurgaon Haryana-122001, INDIA


  • Islamabad Office: House #16, Street #13, Sector: F7/2, Islamabad, Pakistan


  • Hanoi Office: Room No.410, 4th Floor, V-Tower,649 Kim Ma Street,Ngoc Khanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, S.R.VIETNAM
  • Ho Chi Minh City Office: VIETNAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, Ho Chi Minh City Branch Building 7th FL,171 Vo Thi Sau St., Ward7, District-3,Hochiminh City, S.R.VIETNAM


  • Yangon Office: 2nd Floor,Tokyo Enterprise Building No.32, Pyay Road, 61/2miles, Hlairg Township, Yangon, Myanmar

Sri Lanka[edit]

  • Colombo Office: No.177, 3rd Floor, Galle Road, Colombo 03. Sri Lanka


  • North Africa Office Cairo: 25th, Rd. No.10, Station Sqr, Maadi, Cairo, ARAB REPUBLIC OF EGYPT


  • Istanbul Office: Barbaros Mah. Seyit Ahmet Deresi Sok. Bahar Sitesi Yani, 34662 Altunizade - Uskudar Istanbul, TURKEY

Subsidiaries and Affiliates[edit]


  • PT.PP-TAISEI INDONESIA Construction: 5th Floor,Plaza PP, JL Letjend TB Simatupang, No.57, Pasar Rebo,Jakarta 13760, INDONESIA
  • PT. INDOTAISEI INDAH DEVELOPMENT: Kawasan Industri Indotaisei, Kota Bukit Indah Sector IA, Block B Karihurip, Cikampek, Karawan, Jawa Barat, INDONESIA


  • TAISEI (THAILAND) CO., LTD.: 9th Floor Thanapoom Tower, 1550 New Petchburi Rd., Kwaeng Makkasan, Khet Rachtavee, Bangkok 10400, THAILAND


  • VINATA INTERNATIONAL J/V LTD.CO. (Head Office): 3F, Song Da Bldg., Pham Hung Rd, My Dinh 1,Nam Tu Liem Dist., Hanoi, S.R. VIETNAM
  • VINATA INTERNATIONAL J/V LTD.CO. (Ho Chi Minh City Branch Office): 7th FL, VIETNAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY TOWER,171 Vo Thi Sau St., District3, Hochiminh City, S.R.VIETNAM


  • CSCEC-TAISEI CONSTRUCTION, LTD. (Head Office): 4th Floor, Building No. 8, Foreign Culture Creativity Park, 19 Chegongzhuang Xi Road, Haidian District, BEIJING, P.R.C.
  • CSCEC-TAISEI CONSTRUCTION, LTD. (Shanghai Branch): Room 1307 XinDa Building, No.318 XianXia Road, Shanghai, 200336,CHINA


  • TAISEI PHILIPPINE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED: 23rd Floor, Equitable Bank Tower, Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati City, PHILIPPINES


Taisei was founded in 1873 as Okuragumi Shokai Company (大倉組商会 Ōkuragumi Shōkai?). It became Nippon Doboku Co., Ltd. (有限責任日本土木会社 Yūgen Sekinin Nippon Doboku Kaisha?) in 1887, and was renamed Taisei Corporation in 1946.[2]

  • 1873 October - Okura Kihachiro founded Okuragumi Shokai.
  • 1887 March - Nippon Doboku Co., Ltd. was established as a limited liability company.
  • 1892 November - Dissolution of Nippon Doboku Co., Ltd and establishment of Okura Doboku Gumi (大倉土木組?).
  • 1911 November - Renamed to Kabushiki Gaisha Okura Gumi (株式会社大倉組?).
  • 1920 - Renamed to Nippon Doboku Kabushiki Gaisha (日本土木株式会社?).
  • 1924 - Renamed to Okura Doboku Kabushiki Gaisha (大倉土木株式会社?).
  • 1946 January, Renamed to Taisei Corporation.

Taisei completed Japan's first subway in 1927, the new Imperial Palace in 1968, and the Yokohama Bay Bridge in 1989.


The following are some notable achievements of Taisei since its establishment in 1873.[3]

  • 1882 - Ginza Arc Lights: The first electrical street lighting in Japan was installed on Ginza Dori shopping street in Tokyo
  • 1882 - Rokumeikan, a beautiful western-style building was constructed
  • 1890 - Lake Biwa Lock and Tunnel: A modern development project in Kyoto to use the water of Lake Biwa in a canal and for power generation
  • 1923 - New Imperial Hotel: The first real Western style hotel in Japan, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, was constructed.
  • 1927 - Tokyo’s Ginza Subway Line, Japan’s first subway connecting Ueno to Asakusa was constructed.
  • 1955 - The terminal building at Tokyo International Airport (Haneda) was constructed
  • 1958 - National Stadium, the first major athletic stadium in Japan was constructed for the third Asian Games. After modification in 1963, it was used as the main stadium of the Tokyo Olympics
  • 1965 - Mt. Fuji Weather Station, one of Japan’s main meteorological observing stations. It was constructed under harsh weather conditions at the highest altitude in Japan.
  • 1988 - Seikan Tunnel is Japan's longest railway tunnel connecting Hakodate to Aomori by land. It took over 20 years to complete.
  • 2001 - Sapporo Dome is a large dome constructed for the 2002 World Cup. With its hovering sliding pitch stage, the dome can host indoor football and baseball games.
  • 2009 - Djibouti Kempinski Hotel, a high-class five-star hotel was designed and constructed in just nine months.
  • 2012 - JP Tower is a seismic isolated building that preserves part of the old Tokyo Station Central Post Office on a block that faces Tokyo Station Plaza
  • 2013 - Opening of the Bosphorus undersea tunnel, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2014 - Completed construction of the Noi Bai International Airport Terminal, Hanoi, Vietnam



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Taisei Annual Report" (PDF). Taisei. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Taisei History". Taisei. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Taisei Achievements" (PDF). Taisei. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 

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