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.