Company

History

1947 1972

1947
Fujio Kondo founded Kondo Shoten as a private company in Izuo, Taisho-ku, Osaka.

Founder Fujio Kondo and his wife

1953
Established Kondo Shoten Co., Ltd. with a capital of 2,500 thousand yen
and set up its head office in Izuo, Taisho-ku, Osaka.
Began production and sale of hardware for vessels.
1955
Changed the company name to KONDO IRON WORKS CO., LTD.
1956
Began production of shackles at head office factory.
1957
Opened Tokyo Satellite Office (currently Tokyo Branch).
1962
Opened Tokyo Factory.
Began production of turn buckles (Respond to the increase in turn buckle demand,
switch production of shackle at head office factory to production of turn buckle).
1964
Opened Nagoya Satellite Office (currently Nagoya Branch) and Trade Division (currently International Sales Division).
1965
Opened Fukuoka Satellite Office (currently Fukuoka Branch).
Began production of wire ropes.
1966
Opened Sapporo Satellite Office (currently Sapporo Branch) and Kyusyu Factory.

Kyusyu Factory at completion

1967
Began production of scaffolding chains.
1970
Awarded as an export-contributing company for 1970 by the Minister of International Trade and Industry.
Opened Sendai Office (currently Sendai Branch) and Hiroshima Satellite Office (currently Hiroshima Branch).

Certificate of an export-contributing company

1971
Awarded the first certification from the Scaffolding and Construction Equipment Association of Japan.
Opened Osaka Office (currently Osaka Branch).

1973 1988

1973
Began production and sale of handware and screws for civil engineering and construction use.
1974
Relocated the head office to Sakaigawa, Nishi-ku, Osaka.
1980
Opened Yokohama Office (currently Yokohama Branch) and Niigata Office (currently Niigata Branch).
1981
Began in earnest sales of temporary construction tools.
Opened Shizuoka Office.
Completed separator automatic line in Kyushu Factory.
1985
Body of turnbuckle for building was accredited as JIS No.1.
Established the New Business Division (currently Structural Steel Sales Division).
Opened Osaka Branch (currently Kansai Branch) in organization of the New Business Division.
1986
Opened Saitama Office, Kanazawa Satellite Office (currently Kanazawa Office) and Kobe Satellite Office (currently Kobe Office).
Kyushu Factory recognized as JIS factory of turnbuckles and brace for the first time in the industry.
Opened Nagasaki Satellite Office (currently Nagasaki Office).
Began sale of synthetic resins, industrial plastic products, strings, bags, sheets, etc.
1988
Kyushu Factory authorized to display mark and number under the shaft assembly construction housing excellent joint metal fitting standards by Japan Housing Wood Material Technical Center.
Opened Kanto Office (currently Kanto Branch).
Completed the second factory A building in Kyushu Factory.
Began production of construction boards.

1989 2001

1989
Changed the company name to KONDOTEC INC.
Opened Kyusyu Office, Kagoshima Satellite Office (currently Kagoshima Office) and Takamatsu Office.

Kondo News at the time

1990
Opened Tokai Office, Chukyo Office (currently Chukyo Branch) and Hachioji Office.
1991
Opened Kanto Factory, Kitakanto Office (currently Kitakanto Branch), Tama Office (currently Kanagawa Office) and Keiji Office.
1992
Opened Sapporo Factory and Koriyama Office.
1993
Opened Yuki Satellite Office (currently Yuki Office).
1994
Opened Matsumoto Satellite Office (currently Matsumoto Office).
1995
Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.

Advertisement at the time

1996
Kanto Factory recognized as JIS factory of turn buckle for building.
Opened Hyogo Office and Aomori Satellite Office (currently Aomori Office).
Completed the second factory B and C building in Kyushu Factory.
Expansion of the production capacity of turn buckle for building.
1997
Opened Kitakyusyu Office.
1998
Opened Hamamatsu Office.
1999
Listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Opened Chiba Satellite Office (currently Chiba Office) and Kanto Logistics Center.
Kyusyu Factory acquired certification of ISO9002 (currently ISO9001).
2001
Kanto Factory acquired certification of ISO9002 (currently ISO9001).

2002 Present

2002
Kanto Factory acquired certification of ISO9001:2000.
2003
Kyusyu Factory acquired certification of ISO9001:2000.
Kyushu Factory and Kanto Factory acquired certification of a manufacturing factory for anchor bolt for building structures.
Opened Homecenter Division (currently Homecenter Group).
2004
Opened Higashikanto Office.
Implemented Yantai Distribution Warehouse based on a contract concluded with a Chinese logistics trading company.
2005
Entered into an agency contact with pewag in Austria.
Began sale of grade 10 sling chains and parts.
Opened Sanyo Office and Kyoto Office.
2006
Opened Akita Office and Fukushima Office.
Acquired an ordinary construction business license (scaffolding and earthwork).
2007
Opened Hokkaido Office.
Opened Shiga Factory and Minamikyusyu Office.
Shiga Factory acquired certification of ISO 9001: 2008.
Sapporo Factory recognized as JIS factory of turn buckle for building.
2008
Shiga Factory recognized as JIS factory of turn buckle for building.
Sapporo Factory acquired certification of a manufacturing factory for anchor bolt for building structures.
Opened Hokuetsu Office.
Sapporo Factory acquired certification of ISO 9001: 2008.
2009
Shiga Factory acquired certification of a manufacturing factory for anchor bolt for building structures.
2010
Acquired shares of Sanwa Denzai Co., Ltd. (the business of electrical equipment) to make the company a consolidated subsidiary.
Integrated Hokkaido Office into Sapporo Branch.
Integrated Hokuetsu Office into Niigata Office.
Integrated Minamikyusyu Office into Kagoshima Office.
Opened Osaka Office, Sanwa Denzai Co., Ltd. (a consolidated subsidiary)
2011
Kyushu Factory recognized as JIS factory of anchor bolt.
Designated as the First Section stock by the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Shiga Factory recognized as JIS factory of anchor bolt.
Additionally acquired an ordinary construction business license (steel structure) Kanto Factory recognized as JIS factory of anchor bolt.
Selected as margin trading issue of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2012
Implemented Stock split (1: 2).
Sapporo Factory recognized as JIS factory of anchor bolt.
Opened Tohoku Office.
Established KONDOTEC INTERNATIONAL (THAILAND) CO., LTD.
Implemented public offering and allocation of new shares to third party.
2013
Changed the name of Trade Division to International Sales Division.
Established the Development Sales Division.
Opened Railroad & Environment Group and Homecenter Group.
Changed the name of New Business Division to Structural Steel Sales Division.
Kyusyu Factory recognazed as JIS factory of wire rope clip.
2014
Acquired shares of CHUOH GIKEN Co., Ltd. (the business of design and manufacture of machinery and devices) to make the company a consolidated subsidiary.
2015
Opened Purchasing Division and Morioka Office.
Kyusyu Factory acquired certification of ISO 9001:2015.
2016
Opened Nagano Office, Kumamoto Office and Business Strategy Department.
2017
Eliminated East Japan Manufacturing Division and West Japan Manufacturing Division, and set four Factories directly under the Manufacturing Headquarters.
Opened E-commerce Group.
Opened Okinawa Satellite Office.
2018
Opened Okayama Office.
Shiga Factory acquired certification of ISO 14001: 2015.
2019
Acquired labor-saving and image processing equipment business from Mechatro Engineering Co., Ltd.
Transfer merchandise purchase business of Purchasing Division to International Sales Division and Delivery Division respectively, and abolish Purchasing Division.
Acquired shares of TECBUILD CO., LTD. (changed the company name from HIROSE KOSAN CO., LTD.)(the business of scaffolding construction service and sales of related materials,rental of scaffolding equipment) to make the company a consolidated subsidiary.
Completed the second factory in Shiga Factory.
Opened Quality Assurance Department.
2020
Acquired shares of TOKAI STEP CO.,LTD.(the business of scaffolding construction service for civil engineering and architecture) to make the company a consolidated subsidiary.
Kanto Factory acquired certification of ISO 14001:2015
Changed to a company with an Audit & Supervisory Committee.
2021
Changed the name of Quality Assurance Department to
SDGs promotion Department to work actively towards achieving SDGs targets.
Acquired shares of FUKOKU, Ltd.(the business of
scaffolding construction service for civil engineering
and architecture) to make the company a consolidated
subsidiary.
Established an intermediate holding company,
"Nippon Scaffolding Holdings Co.,Ltd.",by an
incorporation-type company split to manage
subsidiaries which provide scaffolding construction
services.
Acquired shares of KURIYAMA ALUMINUM Co.,Ltd.
(the business of development and manufacture of aluminum extrusions) the company a consolidated subsidiary.
2022
Kyushu Factory acquired certification of ISO 14001:2015