History

History

Our company was founded as Sanken Setsubi Kogyo, a limited partnership company, in March 1946 (21st year of Showa) starting with 17 employees. In May 1947 (22nd year of Showa), it became a joint stock company under the name of Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd. with capital of ¥1 million. Since then we have successively established branches throughout Japan expanding our business base. In 1965 (40th year of Showa), our new office building was completed and in 1992 (4th year of Heisei), we established a technical research center (currently, the Tsukuba-Mirai Technology Center) as a research and development center.

Sanken Setsubi Kogyo early on embraced the development of Zero-energy building technology as a countermeasure to global warming. In 2013, the renovation of all the buildings of our Tsukuba-Mirai Technology Center to zero-energy buildings was completed.

In September 2013 (25th year of Heisei), we moved our head office to a more convenient location with better earthquake-resistance. We also expanded overseas with a view to cultivating the ASEAN market. In October 2018 (30th year of Heisei), our Hokkaido Branch office was housed in a cold climate zero-energy building. Thanks to the trust of our customers, we have ample experience and a great track record. As a result in 2021, we are now in our 75th year and have grown into a firm with a total of 1200 employees and an annual revenue exceeding ¥75 billion. We will not forget the pioneering spirit at our inception and are committed to fulfilling our pledge to society as an “Environment Creating HVAC company.”

Chronology

1946

3

Founder and President Minoru Matsui establishes Sanken Setsubi Kogyo joint stock company in Nihonbashi, Kabuto-cho, Tokyo

7

Opens Sendai Business office (upgraded to Sendai Branch in1988)

1947

5

Officially registers as Sanken Setsubi Kogyo Co., Ltd.

12

Opens Sapporo Business office (upgraded to Hokkaido Branch in1988)

1950

5

Opens Nagoya Business office (upgraded to Nagoya Branch in1962)

1952

6

Opens Osaka Business office (upgraded to Osaka Branch in1956)

1953

4

Opens Hiroshima Business office (upgraded to Chugoku Branch in1985)

1954

2

Opens Fukuoka Business office (upgraded to Kyushu Branch in1975)

10

Moves Head office to Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

1961

5

Marks 15th anniversary

1962

4

Opens Yokohama Business office (upgraded to Yokohama Branch in1962)

1965

5

New Head Office building is completed in Nihonbashi Kakigara-cho Chuo-ku Tokyo

10

Opens Chiba Business office (upgraded to Higashikanto Branch in1962)

1976

4

Opens Saitama Business office (upgraded to Kitakanto Branch in1962)

1978

9

Second Head Office building is completed in Nihonbashi Hakozaki-cho Chuo-ku Tokyo

11

President Minoru Matsui is awarded the Medal with Yellow Ribbon

1981

6

Seiichi Mifune is inaugurated as President and COO

1984

10

New building of Osaka Branch is completed

1985

1

Akio Teramoto is inaugurated as President and COO

1992

10

New Tsukuba Technical Center building is completed

1995

11

President and COO Akio Teramoto is awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette

1996

3

Marks the 50th anniversary

1998

2

Head office obtains ISO9000 certification (1994 Version)

1999

2

ISO9000 Certification is expanded to all Branches

2002

2

All Branches obtain ISO14000 Certification(1994 Version)

4

Tokyo Corporate Headquarters merges with the Tokyo Head Office (upgraded to Tokyo Branch in 2005)

2003

9

ISO9000 certification is changed to 2000 Version

2005

3

Starts the “60 Refreshment” promotion project

2006

2

ISO14000 certification changed over to 2004 Version

3

Marks 60th anniversary

2008

6

Eiichi Matsui inaugurated as President and COO

2010

1

Starts renovation of the Tsukubamirai Technology Center for the realization of ZEB

2012

6

Introduces Managing officer system

2013

9

Moves Head Office and Tokyo Branch Office to Shinkawa, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

9

Ventures into Thailand with a view to cultivating the ASEAN market.

2014

3

Tsukuba Mirai Technology Center is completely renovated to ZEB

2016

1

Receives “Director-General’s Prize, the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy” in Heisei 27th Energy-Conservation Grand Prize

3

Marks 70th anniversary

3

Establishes Thailand Representative Office

5

Establishes Jakarta Representative Office

10

Establishes “SANKEN SETSUBI MYANMAR CO., LTD.”, local subsidiary in Myanmar

2017

5

Registered as a “ZEB Planner”

10

The office building of the Hokkaido Branch reconstructed, aimed for being a Zero Energy Building

2018

10

New Hokkaido Branch Office building (Sapporo Sanken Building) completes
Attains the “ZEB Ready” evaluation of the BELS certification

2021

3

Marks 75th anniversary

6

New training center under-construction aimed to achieve “ZEB” certification in existing dismantled warehouse location in ina town, Saitama