OUR COMPANY

Tradition, values and innovation

This is Takenaka: a family business spanning 17 generations with more than 400 years of construction experience and more than 45 years of construction activity in Europe. This is a history of which we are very proud!

Takenaka Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo and Osaka, is one of the “Top 5” construction companies in Japan. As a general contractor, Takenaka offers economic-ecological and turnkey building construction accompanied by planning and engineering services. Globally, our company has been operating since 1960. The Japanese parent company currently employs more than 9,000 highly qualified professionals. In 2018 Takenaka Corporation’s sales totaled 10.9 billion euros.

OUR COMPANY

Tradition, values and innovation

This is Takenaka: a family business spanning 17 generations with more than 400 years of construction experience and more than 45 years of construction activity in Europe. This is a history of which we are very proud!

Takenaka Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo and Osaka, is one of the “Top 5” construction companies in Japan. As a general contractor, Takenaka offers economic-ecological and turnkey building construction accompanied by planning and engineering services. Globally, our company has been operating since 1960. The Japanese parent company currently employs more than 9,000 highly qualified professionals. In 2018 Takenaka Corporation’s sales totaled 10.9 billion euros.

Global Player with Japanese roots

With our Japanese roots as master builders, we are unique in the European market. We combine the high Japanese expectations for service and customer care with decades of experience in Europe. Founded in 1973 in Düsseldorf as a subsidiary of Takenaka Corporation, Takenaka Europe has expanded to 13 countries and has implemented around 1,500 construction projects. These have predominantly consisted of production facilities, offices, research centres and logistics centres for multi-national companies such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Makita, Mando and Amada. Additionally, there have been a number of projects to create buildings according to special customer requirements such as Expo buildings, museums, restaurants and the Japanese Embassy in Berlin. Our customers are predominantly active in the automotive, electronics, food, health, chemical and logistics industries. Step by step we are establishing ourselves in the market for sustainable housing and hotels. In 2018, Takenaka Europe’s total sales amounted to 475 million euros.

Global Player with Japanese roots

With our Japanese roots as master builders, we are unique in the European market. We combine the high Japanese expectations for service and customer care with decades of experience in Europe. Founded in 1973 in Düsseldorf as a subsidiary of Takenaka Corporation, Takenaka Europe has expanded to 13 countries and has implemented around 1,500 construction projects.

Measurable success thanks to international cooperation

Takenaka ensures certified process and construction quality at the highest levels. Our integral DESIGN&BUILD system integrates architecture, building technology, plant technology and construction. We employ the latest technologies and are currently implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) at a variety of locations. In Japan, Takenaka has the world’s largest state-of-the-art institute for research and development. This is where future-proof technologies are being created to satisfy the increasingly complex requirements for modern buildings.

The more than 600 employees of 12 branches are fully familiar with their regional markets and exchange information through the global Takenaka network. As a result, we are equipped to constantly learn from each other, use local expertise and continuously deepen our competence as a general contractor.

The most recent example of our success in international cooperation is the project for Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra, Slovakia.

For the execution of this first and strategically important high-tech plant for the British company on the European mainland, we brought together a range of competencies from a number of different branches. For this achievement, in 2019 Takenaka was awarded gold in the category “Best subcontractor in the non-automotive sector” in competition with 3,000 other companies.

Sustainably innovative

We use our international reach and take responsibility for the living spaces of our society. Sustainability is especially important to us. We design site-specific buildings, focusing on providing a high quality of life, promoting energy efficiency with renewable resources, and employing forward-looking technologies. Our goal when building is to be innovative and to not just meet standards, but always to exceed them.

Measurable success thanks to international cooperation

Takenaka ensures certified process and construction quality at the highest levels. Our integral DESIGN&BUILD system integrates architecture, building technology, plant technology and construction. We employ the latest technologies and are currently implementing Building Information Modeling (BIM) at a variety of locations.

In Japan, Takenaka has the world’s largest state-of-the-art institute for research and development. This is where future-proof technologies are being created to satisfy the increasingly complex requirements for modern buildings.

The more than 600 employees of 12 branches are fully familiar with their regional markets and exchange information through the global Takenaka network. As a result, we are equipped to constantly learn from each other, use local expertise and continuously deepen our competence as a general contractor.

The most recent example of our success in international cooperation is the project for Jaguar Land Rover in Nitra, Slovakia.

For the execution of this first and strategically important high-tech plant for the British company on the European mainland, we brought together a range of competencies from a number of different branches. For this achievement, in 2019 Takenaka was awarded gold in the category “Best subcontractor in the non-automotive sector” in competition with 3,000 other companies.

Sustainably innovative

We use our international reach and take responsibility for the living spaces of our society. Sustainability is especially important to us. We design site-specific buildings, focusing on providing a high quality of life, promoting energy efficiency with renewable resources, and employing forward-looking technologies. Our goal when building is to be innovative and to not just meet standards, but always to exceed them.

History

TAKENAKA Europe looks back on over 45 years of history -a time full of exciting developments and projects. Please find an overview here.

Japanese roots

From traditional shrines and temples to innovative architecture, TAKENAKA has created some of the most important monuments in Japan. Many of our values are based on these roots. You can find out what exactly this means here.

Values & Philosophy

We benefit from our typical Japanese values -We work cooperatively and on a long-term basis with our customers and service providers on the construction site. Our goal is to contribute to a positive social development. You can read about the underlying values and philosophy here.

Quality Assurance

With our quality assurance we combine the high Japanese demands on service and customer proximity. Here you can learn more about our certifications and “the TAKENAKA way” of implementing our quality standards.

Locations

TakenakaEurope -your partner in 12 European countries. Where you can find us and who your contact persons are, you can find out here. Please contact us!

Career

We are looking for committed and motivated architects, engineers and specialists. Become part of our team! You can find out more here.

History

TAKENAKA Europe looks back on over 45 years of history -a time full of exciting developments and projects. Please find an overview here.

Japanese roots

From traditional shrines and temples to innovative architecture, TAKENAKA has created some of the most important monuments in Japan. Many of our values are based on these roots. You can find out what exactly this means here.

Values & Philosophy

We benefit from our typical Japanese values -We work cooperatively and on a long-term basis with our customers and service providers on the construction site. Our goal is to contribute to a positive social development. You can read about the underlying values and philosophy here.

Quality Assurance

With our quality assurance we combine the high Japanese demands on service and customer proximity. Here you can learn more about our certifications and “the TAKENAKA way” of implementing our quality standards.

Locations

TakenakaEurope -your partner in 12 European countries. Where you can find us and who your contact persons are, you can find out here. Please contact us!

Career

We are looking for committed and motivated architects, engineers and specialists. Become part of our team! You can find out more here.