About Giken / History

2010

Jan

Open “IPC: International Press-in Center” in Tokyo, Japan.

2009

Dec

Launch franchise-style business partnership “GM1” in which Giken provides total support for pile driving business activities to the members.

2008

May

Launch Silent Piler model “ECO700S” & “ECO1400S” equipped with versatile driving assistance.

Apr

Establish Taiwan Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd. in Taipei, Taiwan.

Apr

Launch franchise-style business partnership “GM2” in which Giken provides total support for pile driving business activities to the members.

2007

Jul

Launch Silent Piler model “ECO400S” equipped with versatile driving assistance.

2006

Jul

Open Louisiana Office of Giken America Corporation.

2005

Jul

Launch Silent Piler model “ECO900” for 900mm Hat-shaped Sheet Pile.

2004

Jan

Open Los Angeles Office of Giken America Corporation.

2003

Dec

Complete the world-first application of “Office Building with Versatile Foundation” in Tokyo, Japan.

Apr

Launch Giken Total Support System for pile driving business activities “GTOSS”.

2002

Jun

Launch next-generation Silent Piler model “ECO100”.

2001

Jun

Open Hong Kong Office of Giken Seisakusho Asia Pte., Ltd..

2000

Feb

Launch Z-Piler, “ZP100”, for 575mm-675mm width Z Sheet Piles.

1999

Dec

Establish Giken America Corporation in Orlando, Florida.

1998

Jun

Complete Giken mechanical underground bicycle parking system “ECO Cycle” in Kochi University of Technology.

Apr

Open Berlin office of Giken Europe B.V..

1997

Aug

Launch Crush Piler, “SC100”, equipped the integral augering system.

Mar

Celebrate 2000th Silent Piler produced.

1996

Sep

Launch Zero Piler, “JZ100”, for Zero Clearance Method.

Mar

Establish M & M Co., Ltd.

Jun

Establish Giken Seisakusho Asia Pte., Ltd. in Singapore.

1995

Nov

Launch Super Auto, “SA75” & “SA100”.

May

Launch Improved model for European U piles “UP150”.

Apr

Display the first Z Piler, “ZP150”, in BAUMA ’95 in Munich.

1994

Dec

Complete Giken mechanical underground car parking system “ECO Park”.

Oct

Start academic research collaboration with University of Cambridge.

1993

Aug

Present the idea of “Construction Revolution” in public.

May

Listed on Osaka Stock Exchange Class II.

1991

Oct

Launch Auto Piler model “AT90” & “AT150” IC card-controlled automatic driving machine.

Jul

Establish Giken Europe B.V. in Almere, the Netherlands.

Apr

Giken stock registered for over-the-counter sale.

1990

Nov

Celebrate 1000th Silent Piler produced.

Jan

Open London office.

1989

Oct

Launch the 1st Silent Piler Model for European Market, “F3”.

1988

Mar

Launch the 1st model of the Tubular Piler, dedicated to press-in and extract tubular sheet piles.

1987

May

Complete Kochi head office and factory.

1986

Apr

Export the 1st Silent Piler to a foreign country- Sweden.

1985

Nov

Launch Silent Piler Model “KGK130C4” with the corner 4 function.

1983

Apr

Display the Silent Piler in the 20th International Construction Machinery Fair “BAUMA ’83” in Munich. ( Also displayed every 3 years until ’95 )

1979

Nov

Open Sales office in Tokyo.

1978

Jun

Launch Silent Piler model “KGK-100H”.

Jan

Giken Seisakusho Co., Ltd. Incorporated

1975

Jun

Launch the First Silent Piler.

1967

Jan

Establish Kochi Giken Consultant and start civil engineering business. 

Start studying environmentally friendly construction machines and methods.

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