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.
July 1977 Head Office moved to new company building in Honjo-Higashi, Oyodo-ku (Currently Kita-ku), Osaka.
March 1983 Business network covering all of Japan's 47 prefectures completed.
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.
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.
September 1997 Vina Kinden Corporation, joint venture in Vietnam, established.
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.
July 2014 “Sakura-Insein Technical Course”(AGTI Vocational Training Center) opens in Myanmar.
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.
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.
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)
2007: The award ceremony at 39th World Skills Competition.
2007: The award ceremony at 39th World Skills Competition.
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 established. (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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