History of GIKEN

2017

JunListed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Class Ⅰ.
AprDelivered the Silent Piler model SW100 to Australia for the first time.
JanStarted bridge foundation construction by Press-in Method in Bangladesh (ODA project)
JanJan GIKEN group's 50th anniversary.

2016

OctLaunch of the Silent Pilers "F301-G1000, F401-G1200 and F501-G1500" for Gyropress Method.
JulDelivered the Silent Piler to Myanmar Government.
MarStock acquisition of CITEC INC.
FebCompleted two ECO Cycles in Shinbashi, Minatoku, Tokyo.
FebEstablishment of Kanto Factory in Chiba.

2015

DecCompleted two ECO Cycles in the plaza in front of the Kyoto city hall.
SepTest operation of a share cycle system utilizing the MOBILE ECO Cycle started in Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Aug5.84431 billion yen increase in capital due to new issue of shares.
MayLaunch of the Silent Piler model “F111”.
JanCompleted two ECO Cycles in the plaza in front of the South exit of Kyoto station.
JanDeveloped the “Tsunami simulator”, an experimental device for tsunami.

2014

DecLaunch of the Silent Piler model “F201”.
NovEstablishment of Kochi Factory 2.
OctAnnounced the development of Silent Pilers F111 and F201.
SepCelebrate 3000th Silent Piler produced.
AugLaunch of the Silent Piler model “F101”.

2013

NovLaunch of the Silent Piler model “F301” for 900mm Hat-shaped Sheet Pile.
JulListed on the TSE2 through market integration.

2012

AugLaunch of the Gyro Piler GRV2540 for large diameter tubular pile.
AugThe largest ECO Cycle in the Kansai area was completed at Minamisenri in the city of Suita.

2011

OctCompleted a development prototype of the portable “MOBILE ECO cycle”.
SepOpen Shanghai Office.
AugLaunch of the Zero Piler JZ100A.
AugLaunch of the Silent Piler ECO600S equipped with versatile driving assistance.
JulOpen the Reconstruction Support Office of the Natural Disaster Defence Engineering Headquarter in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
AprEstablishment of the Natural Disaster Defence Engineering Headquarter.
MarRenovated the ECO Cycle No. 1 unit in Kochi University of Technology to the latest system.

2010

JanOpening of “IPC: International Press-in Center” in Tokyo, Japan

2009

OctLaunch franchise-style business partnership “GM1” in which Giken provides total support for pile driving business activities to the members.
JanHeld the GM2 investiture ceremony and first GM meeting.

2008

AugDeveloped a new ECO Cycle, and received orders from Hachioji and Chiba cities.
JulLaunched the “Memorial Forest Project”.
MayLaunch of the Silent Piler model “ECO700S” & “ECO1400S” equipped with versatile driving assistance.
AprLaunch franchise-style business partnership “GM2” in which Giken provides total support for pile driving business activities to the members.

2007

JulLaunch of the Silent Piler model “ECO400S” equipped with versatile driving assistance.
FebEstablishment of IPA: International Press-in Association

2006

JulJapan’s largest mechanical underground bicycle park comprising 8 ECO Cycles was completed at Mitaka City in Tokyo.

2005

JulLaunch of the Silent Piler model “ECO900” for 900mm Hat-shaped Sheet Pile.

2004

AugLaunch of the Silent Piler model “ECO82”.

2003

DecComplete the world-first application of “Office Building with Versatile Foundation” in Tokyo, Japan.
AprLaunch Giken Total Support System for pile driving business activities “GTOSS”.

2002

JunLaunch of the next-generation Silent Piler model “ECO100”.

2001

AugLaunch of the water jet system “Piler Jet System”.

2000

DecCentralize sales business through promotion of IT.
JunMoved the Tokyo headquarters to Ariake, Koto-ku.

1999

DecEstablish Giken America Corporation in Orlando, Florida.
AprGIKEN EUROPE opened a new office in Berlin.

1998

NovOpening of Singapore Office of Giken Seisakusho Asia Pte., Ltd.
JunComplete Giken automated underground bicycle parking system “ECO Cycle” in Kochi University of Technology.

1997

AugLaunch if the Crush Piler, “SC100”, equipped the integral augering system.
MarCelebrate 2000th Silent Piler produced.

1996

MayEstablish G & B Co., Ltd.
MarEstablish M & M Co., Ltd.
JunEstablish Giken Seisakusho Asia Pte., Ltd. in Singapore.

1995

NovLaunch of the Super Auto, “SA75” & “SA100”.

1994

DecComplete Giken automated underground car parking system “ECO Park”.
NovOpen Sales office in Nigata.
AugGiken Seko Co., Ltd. opened a Tokyo sales office in Ariake, Koto-ku.
JunDocumented the Five Construction Principles.
JanCelebrate 1500th Silent Piler produced.

1993

AugPresent the idea of “Construction Revolution” in public.
MayListed on Osaka Stock Exchange Class II.
JanComplete Kansai factory.

1992

OctOpening of new Tokyo Head Office in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan.

1991

OctLaunch of the Auto Piler model “AT90” & “AT150” IC card-controlled automatic driving machine.
JulEstablish Giken Europe B.V. in Almere, the Netherlands.
AprGiken stock registered for over-the-counter sale.

1990

NovCelebrate 1000th Silent Piler produced.
JanOpen Sales office in London.

1989

SepOpen Sales office in Hokkaido.

1988

SepLaunch of the Silent Piler Model “TP333”.

1987

OctCelebrate 500th Silent Piler produced.
JulEstablishment of JPA: Japan Press-in Association.
MayLaunch of the City Piler “FT70”.
MayComplete Kochi head office and factory.

1986

AprThe press-in method was officially adopted by the Ministry of Construction for the “Civil works standards for estimation”.
AprExport the 1st Silent Piler to a foreign country- Sweden.

1985

NovLaunch of the Silent Piler Model “KGK130C4” with the corner 4 function.
MayOpening of Tokyo Factory.

1983

SepFirst overseas construction project undertaken in the former West Germany.
AprOpen Sales office in Hiroshima & Shikoku.
AprDisplay the Silent Piler in the 20th International Construction Machinery Fair “BAUMA ’83” in Munich. ( Also displayed every 3 years until ’95 ).

1982

MayLaunch of the Silent Piler Model “KGK130-N”.
MayInstalled a radio-controlled system on the Silent Piler

1981

AugKochi Giken Consultant Ltd. changed its name to Giken Seko Co., Ltd.
JulOpen Sales office in Nagoya.
JunLaunch of the Silent Piler Model “KGK80C”.

1980

OctOpen Sales office in Fukuoka.
SepOpen Sales office in Sendai.
JanObtained basic patent for the Silent Piler.

1979

NovOpen Sales office in Tokyo.
JunLaunched a national SMP association.

1978

SepOpen Sales office in Osaka.
JunLaunch of the Silent Piler model “KGK-100H”.
JanGiken Seisakusho Co., Ltd. incorporated.

1975

JulLaunch of the First Silent Piler.

1971

AugKochi Giken Consultant became incorporated.

1967

JanEstablish Kochi Giken Consultant and start civil engineering business.