Shozo Kawasaki, the founder opens Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard to build Western-type oceangoing steel ships in Tokyo. In 1886, the scale of the enterprise expands with the founding of the Kawasaki Dockyard in Kobe. �@ The Founder, Shozo Kawasaki
Kawasaki Dockyard Co., Ltd. is incorporated. Kojiro Matsukata is appointed as the first president of the new company. �@ The First President, Kojiro Matsukata 1897 Launches Cargo-Passenger Ship Iyomaru 1902 Completes Dry Dock
The newly opened Hyogo Works begins fabrication of locomotives, freight and passenger cars and bridge girders. This is also the year that Kawasaki begins production of marine steam turbines at its dockyard. �@ 1906 Builds the First Submarine in Japan 1911 Completes the First Kawasaki-made Locomotive
The Aircraft Department is established at Hyogo Works, a short 15 years after the Wright brothers' historic flight when airplanes were still made from wood and cloth and could only travel short distances. In 1922, the Company begins manufacturing aircraft and establishes a new aircraft plant.
Kawasaki went on to build Japan's first
aircraft, which laid the groundwork for the technological innovations of today.
1919Shipping division is spun off and incorporated as Kawasaki Kisen Kaisya Ltd. (K-line). 1928Hyogo Works is spun off and incorporated as Kawasaki Rolling Stock Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 1937Aircraft division is spun off and incorporated as Kawasaki Aircraft Co., Ltd. 1950Steelmaking division is spun off and Kawasaki Steel Corporation is incorporated. As the Company expands, its rolling stock, aircraft and steelmaking divisions are divested to pave the way for steady growth in each of these fields. The shipbuilding, rolling stock, aircraft, industrial and construction machinery and steel structure businesses each play an important role during the period of postwar restoration and economic expansion. The Company achieves remarkable growth as Japan sets its sights on becoming a world leader of industry. 1966Merges with Yokoyama Kogyo Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of boilers, grinders and conveyors. �@ 1922 Completes the First Kawasaki-Made Airplane 1926 Constructs Eitaibashi Bridge, Tokyo 1933 Begins manufacture and sale of Rokkogo Automobiles 1934 Delivers Pashina Locomotive for Ajiago Super Express, Manchurian Railway 1941 Starts production of Hien fighter
Kawasaki Dockyard, Kawasaki Rolling Stock Manufacturing and Kawasaki Aircraft merge to become Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. With the capacity to handle projects on land, at sea and in the air, Kawasaki strengthens its foundation as a comprehensive systems engineering company.
1972 Merges with Kisha Seizo Co., Ltd., becoming Japan�fs leader in the rolling stock industry. Operations also expand into the field of municipal refuse incineration. The 20th century ushers in incredible technological advances. Kawasaki foresees the need to apply advanced technologies and engineering expertise to large-scale projects worldwide. �@ 1969 Develops Kawasaki-Unimate 2000, the first Japan-made industrial robot 1972 Unveils Z1 motorcycle
Starts production of motorcycles in the U.S. ahead of all other Japanese motor vehicle producers. The Company expands U.S. production to rolling stock in 1986 and construction machinery in 1988.
1989 Receives orders for construction work on the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, then the longest suspension bridge in the world, which opens in 1998; Kawasaki�fs work includes construction of one of the bridge�fs two main towers. 1991 Two Kawasaki tunnel boring machines succeed, eight months ahead of schedule, in finishing excavation work on the Channel Tunnel connecting the U.K. and France. �@ 1976 Develops GPS200 gas turbine generator 1978 Cement plant (Algeria) 1979 First flight of BK117 helicopter 1981 Delivers the first LNG carrier built in Japan 1991 Tunnel boring machines successfully complete work on the Eurotunnel
100th anniversary. �@ 1998 Akashi Kaikyo Bridge opens
Introduces an internal company system and an executive officer system. �@ 2001 Builds rolling stock factory in the U.S.
2002 Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation and Kawasaki Precision Machinery Ltd. are established as wholly owned subsidiaries. 2005 Kawasaki Plant Systems, Ltd. (K Plant) is established as a wholly owned subsidiary. 2006 Kawasaki Environmental Engineering, Ltd. (KEE) is established as a wholly owned subsidiray. 2007 On April 1, K Plant and KEE merge to form new K Plant.
"Στο σημερινό κόσμο επενδύονται 5 φορές περισσότερα για φάρμακα για την αντρική ανικανότητα και την σιλικόνη για γυναίκες από ότι για την θεραπεία του αλτσχαιμερ. Σε μερικά χρόνια θα έχουμε ηλικιωμένες με μεγάλα στήθη και ηλικιωμένους με σκληρό πέος, αλλά κανένας από αυτούς δεν θα θυμάται σε τι του χρησιμεύει."