A Brief History

History of Imabari shipbuilding, history of innovation in that

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For 110 rest of life, Imabari shipbuilding group always works on company innovation since its formation,
Since we start building of steel boat in 1955,
We let new ship more than 2,630 complete.
Various new ships which colored much age,
And history of company innovation forms current Imabari shipbuilding.

Main history of imazo
World main history
1901

Founding

The first Nobel Prize

1904

Russo-Japanese War outbreak

1914

Panama Canal is opened

1929

The world financial crisis begins

1939

World War II outbreak

1941

The Pacific War outbreak

1942

We unify Imabari-City, shipyards of whole Ochi-gun
We establish Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd

1945

The end of the war

1949

Of 1 dollar = 360 yen
Single exchange rate setting

1956

Steel boat front runner "Fuji circle"

1957

Quantity of annual building of Japan is the number one in the world

1958

New star Imabari (Head Office) facilities completion of 60,000 square meters

1960

The Vietnam War

1962

The head office, the spot

1964

Tokyo Olympics holding

1966

The IS-6 type sea near the shore ship series front runner "first Yamakyu-maru"

1967

We open Tokyo office

The third Middle East war
The Suez Canal closure

1969

American Apollo 11 issue
Moon landing success

1970

We start Marugame factory construction of 300,000 square meters

1971

Repair factory completion of 100,000 D/W and 150,000 D/W

1972

Full-scale ocean front runner "horai circle"

The Japan and China restoration of diplomatic relations

1973

It shifts to Japanese yen, market price change

1974

Very large crude carrier front runner "astroPegasus"

1976

We open Hong Kong representative office

1977

5,000 world's largest -Vehicle Pure Car and Truck Carriers front runner
"amerikanhaiuei"

1978

The second oil crisis

1979

Imai shipbuilding system Nishi Shipbuilding system

1980

Iran-Iraq war outbreak

1982

We open Kobe office and achieve 500 building
Tokyo office is reorganized by Tokyo branch office
92,000D/W large size collier "Shiramine circle"

1983

The nation's first meta knorr "Koyama circle"

Iwaki shipbuilding system

1984

We secure 600,000 square meters of sites in Saijo-shi, Ehime

1985

2,000 product large size containerships
"CALIFORNIA VENUS"

To the Plaza Accord, appreciation of the yen

1986

Koyo Dockyard system

1988

3,600 product large size containership front runner "Kaga"

1989

We change an era in the name of an era "Heisei period"

1990

East-West unification in Germany

1991

The Established 50th anniversary

The Gulf War outbreak

1993

Saijo Shipyard construction start

100 12m chasses domestic fastest RORO ship
"The hokuren-maru"

23,000D/W coastal vessel biggest collier "Hachinohe circle"
23,000D/W coastal vessel biggest collier "Hachinohe circle"

㈱New Yamamoto shipyard system

European Union EU start

1995

Saijo Shipyard first construction hull block factory completion

With the Kobe office closure, we open Hanshin office

Large freezing carrier "CROWN EMERARD"

4,800 product obapanamakkusukontena ship
Front runner "la Loire"

The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake

We acquire 1 dollar = 79 yen 75 sen

1996

Imabari Kokusai Hotel opening

1997

We achieve 1,000 building

Hong Kong is returned to China

Currency crisis in Asia

1998

Nagano Winter Olympics holding

1999

We issue the euro of common currency in Europe

2000

We finish construction large size dry dock for Saijo Shipyard two terms,
Front runner "CORONA FRONTIER" is launched

2001

㈱hashizo system

300,000D/W VLCC front runner "Mogami River"

Synchronized terrorist attacks in the United States

WTO participation in China

2002

Koyo Dockyard new dock completion

Building start of LNG carrier

Iwaki shipbuilding new dock completion

Japan-Korea World Cup holding

2003

The Iraqi War

2005

㈱New shade door dock system

Marugame factory Tadotsu Division Established

We make Watanabe shipbuilding system,
We change name of to Shimanami shipbuilding

2007

Amsterdam office establishment

2008

154,000㎥LNG ship front runner
"TRINITY ARROW"

8,100 product large size containerships
"MOL COSMOS"

㈱hashizo and Nishi Shipbuilding are merged,
In aiesu shipbuilding

WTI crude oil price historic high record

BEIJING OLYMPIC holding

World simultaneous panic

2009

Achievement of 28BC series 100 building

The first Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

New influenza is prevalent

2010

Achievement of 101 2009 building ship number

Shanghai expo holding

2011

The second Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

The Great East Japan Earthquake

In women's soccer World Cup
Representative from Japan wins the championship for the first time

We acquire 1 dollar = 75 yen 32 sen

2012

Achievement of 2,000 building

Achievement of 28BC series 200 building

European Union EU
Winning Nobel Peace prize

The Tokyo Skytree opening of business

2013

Joint venture MI LNG Company Established

The third Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

2020 Game of the Olympiad
Tokyo held decision

Mount Fuji in world's cultural heritage

2014

Koyo Dockyard is unified to Imabari shipbuilding

We increase capital to 30 billion yen

2015

Tadotsu shipbuilding system

14,000 nation's largest product large size containerships
Front runner "MILLAU BRIDGE"

The fourth Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

Achievement of 61BC "IS" I-STAR series 100 building

The United States, the restoration of diplomatic relations in Cuba

2016

BDI (the number of the Baltic Sea fingering)
Minimum is recorded in history

New Panama Canal is opened

2017

The fifth Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

Marugame Headquarters new dock completion

20,000 one of the world's largest product large size containerships
Front runner "MOL TRUTH"

His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince inspects Imabari factory

2018

178,000㎥LNG ship front runner
"CASTILLO DE MERIDA" building

㈱Minami Nihon shipbuilding system

20,000 TEU Container Carriers "MOL TRUTH"
Winning the ship of the Year 2017

The nation's first complete private room ferry
"orenjiehime" "orenjiosaka" building

The U.S.-North Korea leaders, the first-ever talk

West Japan heavy rain

2019

The sixth Imabari maritime affair exhibition Bali ship holding

We change an era in "the Reiwa period" from the name of an era "Heisei period"

Rugby World Cup 2019
Meeting holding in Japan