HISTORY.1 1944-1968 Established Kinki Electrical Construction Co., Ltd.

1944

August 1944

Company established.

1949

October 1949

Registered (by the Construction Ministry) in accordance with the Construction Industry Law.

1952

January 1952

Head Office moved to new company building in Minami-Ogimachi, Kita-ku, Osaka.

Old Head Office building
(Minami-Ogimachi, Kita-ku)
1953

April 1953

Tokyo Branch established.

1954

April 1954

Technician Training Institute opened (currently known as "Kinden Gakuen").

1961

October 1961

Listed on the 2nd section of Osaka Securities Exchange.

1962

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.

Employees giving a warm reception to Mr. Hirokatsu Ishii, gold medal winner at the 11th World Skills Competition.

HISTORY.2 1969-1989 Striving to get listed and developed

1969

February 1969

Listed on the 1st section of Osaka Securities Exchange.

1970

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.

 

TOPICS

1970: 70% of the electrical facilities at Expo '70, held in Senri, Osaka, and participated by 77 countries, were implemented by Kinden.

1972

September 1972

Authorized (by the Construction Ministry) in accordance with the Construction Industry Law.

1977

July 1977

Head Office moved to new company building in Honjo-Higashi, Oyodo-ku (Currently Kita-ku), Osaka.

1983

March 1983

Business network covering all of Japan's 47 prefectures completed.

1984

August 1984

Joint venture Kindenko (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Thailand) established.

1985

October 1985

Shoji Fujita wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 28th World Skills Competition.

1986

November 1986

Kenji Kuroda becomes the youngest person to receive the outstanding technician award (currently called "Noted Technician").

 

TOPICS

1986: Roppongi Ark Hills in Tokyo completed. This building became a trend-setter among intelligent buildings.

1987

March 1987

First Japan Construction Association Award received (for establishment and operation of Kinden Gakuen).

 

May 1987

US Kinden Corporation (Hawaii) established.

1988

February 1988

Naoki Kudo wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 29th World Skills Competition.

1989

June 1989

Tokyo Head Office established.

HISTORY.3 1990-1997 Listing and future development

1990

April 1990

Company name changed to Kinden Corporation.

1992

October 1992

Kinden Kyoto Institute established.

1994

September 1994

50th anniversary of the company's founding celebrated.

 

September 1994

Kinden electrical technicians training course opens in Vietnam.

 

TOPICS

1994: Opening of Kansai International Airport. Kinden implemented most of the airport M&E facilities, including the PTB, government buildings, and control tower.

1995

March 1995

Joint venture Kinden Phils Corporation (Philippines) established. Kinden International, Ltd. (Hong Kong) established.

 

TOPICS

1995: The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake. Kinden responds at the peak of the recovery effort with a 5,000-personnel team.

 

November 1995

Human Resources Development Center established.

1997

September 1997

Vina Kinden Corporation, joint venture in Vietnam, established.

HISTORY.4 1999-Present Spearheading efforts as an innovative
and positive company

1999

December 1999

Certification for ISO 9001 for all Kinden regions in Japan completed.

2001

December 2001

Certification for ISO14001 for all Kinden regions in Japan completed.

2005

February 2005

P.T.Kinden Indonesia(Indonesia) established.

2006

June 2006

Changed the name of a joint venture, Vina Kinden Corporation, to Kinden Vietnam Company, Ltd.
(became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinden)

2007

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.

The award ceremony at 39th World Skills Competition.
2009

September 2009

Masahiko Kawashita wins a gold medal in the electrical work category at the 40th World Skills Competition.

The award ceremony at 40th World Skills Competition.
2012

October 2012

Kinden India Private Limited (India) established

 

November 2012

Shiratakiyama Photovoltaic Pilot Plant established

2013

July 2013

Mizuki Sakamoto(electrical work) and Shinpei Utsunomiya(information network cabling) win a gold medal at the 42nd World Skills Competition.

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.
2014

July 2014

“Sakura-Insein Technical Course”(AGTI Vocational Training Center) opens in Myanmar.

2015

August 2015

Ryuji Shimase wins a gold medal in the information network cabling category at the 43rd World Skills Competition.

The award ceremony at 43rd World Skills Competition.
2017

April 2017

Corporate Philosophy of "We create superior facilities and services, support social infrastructure, and contribute to realize a bright, affluent future." introduced.

2018

May 2018

Antelec Ltd. (India) became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kinden.

2019

August 2019

Yuta Shimizu wins a gold medal in the information network cabling category at the 45th World Skills Competition.

The award ceremony at 45th World Skills Competition
2020

January 2020

International Electro-Mechanical Services Co.(L.L.C)(United Arab Emirates)became a subsidiary of Kinden.