History

Immerse yourself in the history of Takenaka Europe

From traditional shrines and temples to innovative architecture, TAKENAKA has created some of Japan’s most important landmarks. In this respect Tobei Masataka is our founding father. As a shrine and temple builder in Nagoya, he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of the buildings of the feudal family Oda.

Immerse yourself in the history of Takenaka Europe

Immerse yourself in the history of Takenaka Europe

From traditional shrines and temples to innovative architecture, TAKENAKA has created some of Japan’s most important landmarks. In this respect Tobei Masataka is our founding father. As a shrine and temple builder in Nagoya, he was responsible for the construction and maintenance of the buildings of the feudal family Oda.

1610

1610

Founding of TAKENAKA with the construction of shrines and temples.

1899

1899

Founding of TAKENAKA Corporation.

1958

1958

Construction of the Tokyo Tower as the tallest building in Japan at the time (333m)

1973

1973

Our European success story begins with the founding of TAKENAKA EUROPE GmbH’s European headquarters in Düsseldorf, the most Japanese city in Europe.

1973-2020

TAKENAKA Europe designs and implements a large number of complex buildings with demanding requirements.

2004

2004

TAKENAKA Europe GmbH Romania branch is the last of our 12 branches to be established.
Our services are now available throughout Europe.

2008

2008

TAKENAKA EUROPE GmbH receives ISO 9001certification/group certification for its quality systems.
The internal auditors are fully trained, and Bureau Veritas is set up as a certification body.

2013

2013

TAKENAKA EUROPE GmbH celebrates its 40th anniversary.

2015

2015

Completion of the Japanese Pavilion at Expo Milan, the result of an exchange of expertise between the TAKENAKA branches in Germany and Italy.

2018

2018

TAKENAKA EUROPE GmbH Slovakia branch completes the new Jaguar Land Rover plant in Nitra (SK), in cooperation with the Czech subsidiary. For this achievement, Takenaka goes on to be awarded gold at the 2019 "Supplier Excellence Awards" in the category “Best Subcontractor in the non-automobile sector".

2019

2019

The Hirakata T-Site in Osaka gains recognition as the best shopping centre development by being awarded the MIPIM Award for outstanding real estate projects.

2020

2020

Establishment of branch office in Serbia

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