Corporate History

1946 Established Kurihara Shoji Co., Ltd.
Capital: 180,000 yen
Corporate Headquarters: 8 Eiraku-cho, Kita-ku, Osaka (Nissan Seimei Kan)
1960 Increased capital to 3 million yen
1961 Changed corporate name to Kurihara Sangyo Co., Ltd. and established Electrical Engineering Department
1962 Increased capital to 6 million yen
1964 Increased capital to 10 million yen
1965 Established Itami Industrial Office
1966 Moved corporate headquarters to 2-39 Dojima-ue, Kita-ku, Osaka (Mainichi Sangyo Building)
1968 Increased capital to 20 million yen
1970 Increased capital to 40 million yen
1971 Increased capital to 50 million yen
1972 Established the Tokyo Sales Office, later renamed Tokyo Branch (1976)
Established Ako Workplace
1974 Increased capital to 100 million yen
Began computer maintenance business and established Kurihara Engineering Co., Ltd.
1976 Moved corporate headquarters to 1-1-2 Sonezaki, Kita-ku, Osaka (Osaka Sanshin Building)
Established Obama Sales Office
Established Hiroshima Sales Office, later renamed Chugoku Branch (1990)
Established Nagasaki Sales Office, later renamed Nagasaki Branch (1996)
Established Nagoya Sales Office, later renamed Chubu Branch (1990)
1977 Separated Computer Equipment Sales department and integrate it with Kurihara Engineering Co., Ltd. to establish Ritsuryo Computers Co., Ltd.
Established Kobe Sales Office, later renamed Kobe Branch (1991)
1979 Established Ibaraki Sales Office, later renamed Kita-Kanto Branch (1990)
1980 Established Kure Sales Office
Moved Tokyo Branch to 5-33-7 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Tokuei Bldg)
1981 Celebrated 20th anniversary Constructed Sakai Ryo dormitory for unmarried people
1982 Established Sapporo Sales Office, later renamed Hokkaido Branch (1991)
1984 Newly establish headquarters in Tokyo
Established Wakasa Office
1985 Increased capital to 180 million yen
Constructed Wakasa Ryo dormitory for unmarried people
1987 Established Takasago Sales Office
1989 Increased capital to 300 million yen
1990 Established Hokuriku and Kyushu Branches
1991 Celebrated 30th anniversary
Completed Kuriyama Sanso Trantan recreation facility
Established the joint venture Ashei Swanah Co., Ltd. in Myanmar
1992 Established joint venture Changxiang Liyuan Kegi Fugen LLC in China
Introduced corporate identity campaign as the cornerstone of 30th anniversary and changed corporate name to Kurihalant Co., Ltd.
Established Shikoku Branch and Tsuruga Ryo dormitory for unmarried people
Established JNFL Center, later renamed Aomori Branch (1996)
Established Osaka Design Center and Kure Design Center
1993 Established Aomori Industrial Office
Increased capital to 457 million yen
Renovated Itami Industrial Office
1994 Established Iwanai Ryo dormitory for unmarried people as a benefit to employees
Established Tokyo Ryo dormitory for unmarried people
Increase capital to 503 million yen
1996 Moved Osaka Headquarters to 3-19-3 Toyosaki, Kita-ku, Osaka (Pias Tower 8F)
Established Kyoto Sales Office
1999 Moved Tokyo Headquarters to 1-11-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (Gatecity Osaki West Tower 18F)
Obtained ISO9001 international standard certification for Nuclear Power, Electrical Installation and Industrial departments
2000 Stipulated Kurihalant Behavioral Guidelines
Placed Wakasa Training Center under Maintenance Department
2001 Restructured to have Nuclear Maintenance, Thermal Maintenance, Plant Construction, Electric Installation, Development and Engineering, and Industrial departments.
2002 Moved Tokyo Headquarters to 2-1-1 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo (Naka-meguro GT Tower 13F)
Moved Osaka Headquarters to 1-11-7 Utsubohon-machi, Nishi-ku, Osaka (Shinanobashi Mitsui Building 4F)
Moved Kobe Branch Established Administration Department by integrating Accounting, General Affairs and Corporate Planning Departments
Placed Wakasa Training Center under the Quality and Technical Management Department
2003 Moved Tokyo Headquarters to 2-3-6 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Mitsubishi Research Institute Building 12F)
Established Production Department by integrating Construction, Maintenance and Business Development departments
2004 Integrated sales departments of Tokyo and Osaka headquarters
Established Tohoku Branch Integrated Thermal Maintenance Department into Plant Maintenance Department to form the Plant Maintenance Department
Established Solar Project Team under Construction Department
Established Tomari Construction Workplace
2005 Integrated Takasago Design Center to Takasago Industrial Office Transferred Solar Project to Business Development Department Set up Tomari Construction Office
2006 Moved Chugoku Branch
Established Mihama Office in Fukui
2007 Integrated Aomori Industrial Office into Rokkasho Workplace Established Tomari Construction Workplace
Established CBR Project Established Sakai Port New Construction Workplace
Established Maizuru Construction Workplace
Established Isogo Thermal Second Construction Workplace
2008 Set up Business Operations Department
Renamed Aomori Branch to Tohoku Branch
Placed Engineering Center and Operational, Nuclear Power, Construction, Business Development and Thermal Power Depts. under the Production Department
2009 Acquired general worker dispatching undertakings license (Osaka headquarters)
Established Sakai Solar Power Generating Workplace
2010 Established Kobe Steel Kakogawa Construction Workplace
Established Ohma Construction Workplace
Established construction workplace for upgrading Himeji No. 2 Power Station
Moved Tokyo Headquarters to 1-1-1 Hitotsubashi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Palaceside Building 2F)
2011 Acquired specified worker dispatching undertakings (Tokyo headquarters, Nagasaki branch)
Established workplace for restoring Shinchi Thermal Power Station
65th anniversary of founding, 50 anniversary of establishment of electrical construction department
Established workplace for restoring Haramachi Thermal Power Station
Relocated Wakasa office, Wakasa Training Center
2012 Acquired company-wide ISO 9001 certification