History
August 1944 Company established.
October 1949 Registered (by the Construction Ministry) in accordance with the Construction Industry Law.
January 1952 Head Office moved to new company building in Minami-Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka.
April 1953 Tokyo Branch established.
April 1954 Technician Training Institute opened (currently known as "Kinden Gakuen").
October 1961 Listed on the 2nd section of Osaka Securities Exchange.
January 1962 Management creed of "Harmony and Cheerfulness," "Research and Hard Work," "Sincerity and Service" introduced.
September 1962 Hirokatsu Ishii wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 11th World Skills Competition.
February 1969 Listed on the 1st section of Osaka Securities Exchange.
March 1970 Listed on the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
November 1970 Yoshimi Kudo wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 19th World Skills Competition.
September 1972 Authorized (by the Construction Ministry) in accordance with the Construction Industry Law.
October 1973 Joint venture Bintai Kindenko Pte. Ltd. (Singapore) established. Joint ventures Bintai Kindenko Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) established.
July 1977 Head Office moved to new company building in Honjo-Higashi, Oyodo-ku (Currently Kita-ku), Osaka.
September 1982 Joint venture Kejuruteraan Bintai Kindenko Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) established.
August 1984 Joint venture Kindenko (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand) established.
October 1985 Shoji Fujita wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 28th World Skills Competition.
November 1986 Kenji Kuroda becomes the youngest person to receive the outstanding technician award (currently called "Noted Technician").
March 1987 First Japan Construction Association Award received (for establishment and operation of Kinden Gakuen).
May 1987 US Kinden Corporation (Hawaii) established.
February 1988 Naoki Kudo wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 29th World Skills Competition.
April 1989 Kinden Pacific Corporation (Guam) established.
June 1989 Tokyo Head Office established.
April 1990 Company name changed to Kinden Corporation.
October 1992 Kinden Kyoto Institute established.
July 1993 Hong Kong Office promoted to Hong Kong & China Regional Main Branch Office; Singapore Office promoted to ASEAN Regional Main Branch Office.
September 1994 50th anniversary of the company's founding celebrated.
September 1994 Kinden electrical technicians training course opens in Vietnam.
March 1995 Joint venture Kinden Phils Corporation (Philippines) established. Kinden International, Ltd. (Hong Kong) established.
July 1995 Aleph Networks Corporation established.
November 1995 Human Resources Development Center established.
August 1996 Bintai Kindenko Pte. Ltd. joint venture (Singapore) acquires ISO 9002 certification for quality assurance.
September 1996 Becomes the first electrical construction industry firm in Japan to certified by ISO 9001 (Electric Power Branch, Osaka Branch). (Tokyo and Chubu branches certified in October 1997).
September 1997 Vina Kinden Corporation, joint venture in Vietnam, established.
January 1998 Bintai Kinden Corporation Bhd., Malaysian joint venture, is listed on the main board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
April 1999 P.T. Rakintam Electrical Contractors (joint venture in Indonesia) attained ISO 9001 certification.
September 1999 Attained ISO 14001 certification (Osaka Branch, Chubu Branch. Electric Power Branch is certified in October).
December 1999 Certification for ISO 9001 for all Kinden regions in Japan completed.
December 2001 Certification for ISO14001 for all Kinden regions in Japan completed.
February 2005 P.T.Kinden Indonesia(Indonesia) established.
June 2006 Changed the name of a joint venture, Vina Kinden Corporation, to Kinden Vietnam Company, Ltd.
(became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinden)
April 2007 Acquired shares of Nishihara Engineering Company, Ltd.(became a subsidiary of Kinden)
November 2007 Yuki Horii wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 39th World Skills Competition.
September 2009 Masahiko Kawashita wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 40th World Skills Competition.
October 2012 Kinden India Private Limited (India) established
November 2012 Shiratakiyama Photovoltaic Pilot Plant established
July 2013 Mizuki Sakamoto(electrical work) and Shinpei Utsunomiya(Information network cabling) win a gold medal at the 42th World Skills Competition.
Old Head Office building (Minami-Ogimachi, Kita-ku)
Old Head Office building (Minami-Ogimachi, Kita-ku)
1962: Employees giving a warm reception to Mr. Hirokatsu Ishii, gold medal winner at the 11th World Skills Competition.
1962: Employees giving a warm reception to Mr. Hirokatsu Ishii, gold medal winner at the 11th World Skills Competition.
1970: 70% of the electrical facilities at Expo '70, held in Senri, Osaka, and participated by 77 countries, were implemented by Kinden.
1970: 70% of the electrical facilities at Expo '70, held in Senri, Osaka, and participated by 77 countries, were implemented by Kinden.
1973: Contract signed with Singapore joint venture Bintai Kindenko Pte. Ltd.
1973: Contract signed with Singapore joint venture Bintai Kindenko Pte. Ltd.
Head Office moved to new company building in Honjo-Higashi, Oyodo-ku (Currently Kita-ku), Osaka.
1977: Head Office moved to new company building in Honjo-Higashi, Oyodo-ku (Currently Kita-ku), Osaka.
1982: 22 seminar students from Malaysia arrive in Japan to study at the Vocational Training School (now known as Kinden Gakuen).
1982: 22 seminar students from Malaysia arrive in Japan to study at the Vocational Training School (now known as Kinden Gakuen).
1986: Roppongi Ark Hills in Tokyo completed. This building became a trend-setter among intelligent buildings.
1986: Roppongi Ark Hills in Tokyo completed. This building became a trend-setter among intelligent buildings.
1990: Reflecting a new spirit, Kinki Electrical Construction changes its name to Kinden Corporation.
1990: Reflecting a new spirit, Kinki Electrical Construction changes its name to Kinden Corporation.
1994: Opening of Kansai International Airport. Kinden implemented most of the airport M&E facilities, including the PTB, government buildings, and control tower.
1994: Opening of Kansai International Airport. Kinden implemented most of the airport M&E facilities, including the PTB, government buildings, and control tower.
1995: The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Kinden responds at the peak of the recovery effort with a 5,000-personnel team.
1995: The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Kinden responds at the peak of the recovery effort with a 5,000-personnel team.
1997: Joint venture in Vietnam, Vina Kinden Corporation, established.
1997: Joint venture in Vietnam, Vina Kinden Corporation, established.
ISO certificates
ISO certificates (Head Office, Tokyo)
2009: The award ceremony at 40th World Skills Competition.
2009: The award ceremony at 40th World Skills Competition.
2012: Shiratakiyama Photovoltaic Pilot Plant (Yamaguchi Prefecture)
2012: Shiratakiyama Photovoltaic Pilot Plant (Yamaguchi Prefecture)
2013: Utsunomiya and Sakamoto win a gold medal at 42th World Skills Competition. It is the first time for Kinden to win at two categories at the same time.
2013: Utsunomiya and Sakamoto win a gold medal at 42th World Skills Competition. It is the first time for Kinden to win at two categories at the same time.
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