For almost one century since foundation, DAIICHI KOGYO has been constantly evolving.
Our company was founded as Shinohara & Co., in 1924, a time of chaos following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, in light of the projected future building construction rush and the future heating equipment that would be essential for these buildings. In December 1929, we became a joint-stock company and changed our name to DAIICHI KOGYO CO., LTD. In 1947, we established the Conveyor System Division with the opportunity of construction of a conveyor system for the Tokyo Central Post Office, which had adopted automatic loading equipment. This built the foundations to become the air conditioning/plumbing and sanitary/conveyor systems company we are today.
|1924||Founded Shinohara & Co. (at 5-chome Ginza Chuo-ku, Tokyo (then Uneme-cho, Kyobashi-ku, Tokyo)).|
|1929||Became a joint-stock organization (capital 125,000 yen), changed name to DAIICHI KOGYO CO., LTD., relocated to Marunouchi, and appointed Shiro Shinohara the first President.|
|1931||Obtained registration as Tokyo Waterworks Designated Construction Office (Designation No. 37).|
|1947||Established Conveyor System Division (Became Conveyor System Main Office in 1995).|
|1949||Obtained registration as a Construction Business Operator under implementation of the Construction Business Act (Issued by Minister of Construction (i) No. 855).|
|1962||Constructed Chuo Research Center (Warabi City, Saitama Prefecture).|
|1963||Received award at 1st Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Awards (for design and construction of air conditioning construction at Honda Technology Research Center).|
|1965||Obtained re-registration as Tokyo Waterworks Designated Construction Office (Designation No. 3).|
|1974||Construction Business Law was revised (License issued by Minister of Construction (General/Special 49) No. 4510).|
|1976||Opened Tokyo Branch Office (Became Tokyo Main Office in 1984).|
|1982||Obtained registration as Solar System Qualified Construction Business Contractor.|
|1986||Tokyo Main Office established 1.8 million hours accident-free record and received Accident-Free Record Certificate (Class-1) from Director of Tokyo Labor Standards Bureau of the Ministry of Labour.|
|1988||Conveyor Systems Division received Invention Achievement Award from the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions.|
|2000||Acquired ISO 9001 certification for all branches (from Japan Management Association Quality Assurance Registration Center).|
|2002||Tadao Shinohara was appointed Representative Director and President.|
|2006||Received award at 15th BELCA Awards (Best Reform Department; for Akamon General Research Building, Tokyo University (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo)).
Received award at 44th Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Awards (for construction of air conditioning system at Shinagawa Mitsubishi Building).
Acquired ISO 14001 certification for all branches in Greater Tokyo area (from Japan Management Association Quality Assurance Registration Center; certification period terminated in April 2018).
|2008||Received award at 46th Society of Heating, Air Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan Awards (for construction of air conditioning system for the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Building Redevelopment, 2011).|
|2011||Acquired Architectural and Construction Business License (Issued by Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (General 23)).|
|2012||Established local subsidiary in India (DAIICHI KOGYO INDIA Private Limited).|
|2013||Acquired Electrical Contracting Business License (Issued by Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (General 25)).|
|2015||Class-1 Architects Office (Issued by Governor of Tokyo No. 60286); Registered Electrical Contracting Business Operator (Issued by Governor of Tokyo No. 279727).|