ABOUT US

KITANIHON SHIPBUILDING was established in 1969 by a local steel industry group with the support of the city where assigned as a "New Industrial city" from Japanese government in 1967.The founders' vision was to establish a center of regional excellence in steel shipbuilding and repair dockyard.

Initially we concentrated on the construction of fishing ships and it's repair service work, however a decline in Japanese demands for fishing ships in the 1970s resulted in a switch to the construction of ships for international trading. Since then we have been developed as a shipbuilder of newbuilding of "HIGH SPECIFICATION TRADING SHIPS” having an experience through various processes of business development.

During proceeding of the development, we have expanded our business scale step by step, and now work out having three factories other than main shipyard. These factories are located very close to the main yard to support the new ship productionwith the right people and work for the right places and locations.

As of today, we were established as one of the foremost shipyard in Japan. By using long-accumulated experience and study in design,technology, product control, quality control and so on, we will have been providing various types of ships and working in partnership withour clients to further develop of our product range and we will be trying to contribute not only a shipping industiries as a global society but also invigoration or development of our local community as a regional mainstay company through shipbuilding service in shipping industry.

OUTLINE

Established
5th April 1969
Capital
Japanese Yen 100,000,000
President
Toru Higashi
Address
1-25, koyo 3-chome, Hachinohe city, Aomori Prefecture,031-0801, Japan
TEL No. / +81 178 24 4171
FAX No. / +81 178 22 7803
E-mail / info@kitanihonship.com
Business line
Ship Building
Sales & Fabrication of Metal products
Civil Engineering
Shipping Agent
Insurance Broking
Property Leasing
Employee
1,200 persons (Including subcontractors)
Associated Organization
The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders
Main Facilities
1-25, koyo 3-chome, Hachinohe city, Aomori Prefecture,
Kitanuma Facilities
15-14, Kitanuma Kawaragi, Hachinohe city, Aomori prefecture,
Toyosu Facilities
7-11, Toyosu, Hachinohe city, Aomori Prefecture,
Kuji Facilities
8-74-15, Heiguchi Natsui-cho, Kuji city, Iwate Prefecture,

HISTORY

1969
Established
300 G/T Building & Repair slip way completed (Disused 2003)
300 G/T Semi dry dock completed (Disused 1992)
1974
15 tons Travelling crane set up
1978
20 tons Travelling crane set up
1980
40 tons Travelling crane set up (Disused 2009)
1982
3,800 G/T No.1 Building slip way completed
(Extended to 20,000 G/T by 2012, Converted to Building dock in 2013)
1991
65 tons Travelling crane set up
1992
10 tons Travelling carne set up
8,000 G/T No.2 Building dock completed (140m×26.5m)
1997
New office building constructed
115 tons Travelling crane set up2003
2004
No.2 Building dock extended to 12,000 G/T
150 tons Travelling crane set up
2004
ISO 9001:2000, JISQ 9001:2000 authenticated
2005
65 tons Travelling crane moved to Outfitting berth
2006
Kuji Factory and Kitanuma Factory established
2007
No.1 Block assembly shop expanded (Kuji)
2008
No.2 Block assembly shop and No.3, 4 Paint shop expanded (Kuji)
2009
Plate corrugation shop expanded (Kuji)
150 tons Travelling crane set up (Kuji)
No.2 Building dock extended to 15,000 G/T (Main yard)
2011
No.2 CNC shop and No.5, 6 Paint shop expanded (Kuji)
2013
Toyosu Factory established
36,000 G/T No.1 Building dock completed (Main yard)
2015
150 tons Travelling crane set up (Main yard)
No.7, 8 Paint shop expanded (Kuji)
2016
Block shop expanded (Toyosu)