Company Overview / History

Company Overview

Corporate Name Shitaya Kinzoku Co., Ltd.
Representative CEO Hideko Takauji
Head Office
Capital 36 million yen
Founded April 1941
Established December 1953
Number of Employees 67
Business Description (1) Wire rope processing and sales
(2) Sales of wire rope accessories and fittings
(3) Sales of steel wires
(4) Rental, lease and sales of construction materials, etc.
(5) Development and sales of imported products (footwear etc.)
(6) Installation, repair, sales and maintenance of cranes, etc.
(7) Steel structure construction business
Branch Offices
Warehouse/Factory Matsudo Product Center(Matsudo City, Chiba Prefecture)
Kashiwa Processing Center (Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture)
Affiliate Organizations Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Construction Licenses Ordinary Construction Building work
(Tokyo Governor's License (Ordinary-2) No. 124627)
Special Construction Public engineering
Special Construction Scaffold/construction work
Special Construction Steel Construction work
Special Construction Machinery Installation
(Tokyo Governor's License (Special-2) No. 124627)
Banks Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Ueno Branch
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Inaricho Branch
MUFG Bank, Ltd. Ueno-Chuo Branch
Group Companies Toko Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Shitaya Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Shitaya Building Co., Ltd.
Shitakin Co., Ltd.


  • 1941

    Founded by founder Shigeji Takauji for selling welding rods and secondary steel products.   

  • 1947

    Established Shitaya Kinzoku Manufacturing (Capital: 200k Yen).

  • 1953

    Dissolved Shitaya Kinzoku Manufacturing and Shitaya Kinzoku Co., Ltd. was established (Capital: 3 million yen).

  • 1955

    Established the Osaka Sales Office.

  • 1956

    Established "Shitaya-kai" with business partners and developed a nationwide wire rope sales network.

  • 1963

    Began trade with People’s Republic of China as a designated trading company.

  • 1967

    Became the Chair company of the Tokyo Wire Rope Commercial Association.
    Capital investment in Matsudo Kosan Corporation, the facility management company of Matsudo Bicycle Racetrack.

  • 1968

    Increased capital to 9 million yen.
    Completion of the Kasumigaseki Building.
    Participated in the construction of skyscrapers in Hamamatsucho and Shinjuku, and supplied the construction materials.

  • 1971

    Established "East Japan Wire Rope Center" through a business alliance with Nissho Iwai Corporation.

  • 1972

    Completion of Tsushima Omega Tower.

  • 1973

    Established a new distribution center in Kita-Matsudo, Chiba.
    Completion of the Kanmon Bridge.

  • 1974

    Increased capital to 18 million yen.

  • 1976

    Became the first chair company of the All Japan Wire Rope Commercial Association.
    Increased capital to 36 million yen.

  • 1982

    Introduced the industry's first 2,000-ton press machine for wire rope processing.

  • 1984

    Moved the head office to the former Mitsui Bank Ueno Branch building.
    Participated in the construction of the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge and fulfilled orders.

  • 1986

    Became the first chair company of the National Galvanized Steel Strand Sales Cooperative.
    Sapporo Sales Office opened in Ishikari City, Hokkaido.

  • 1987

    Supplied cable-stayed bridge cables for Shengli Bridge in Shandong Province, China, and was invited to the opening ceremony for technical guidance.

  • 1989

    Completion of th Yokohama Bay Bridge.

  • 1992

    Newly constructed and relocated Sapporo Sales Office to Sapporo City.

  • 1993

    Opened Matsudo Product Center in Kita-Matsudo, Chiba.
    Completion of the Rainbow Bridge.

  • 1995

    Separated wire rope processing department and became indepent as Shitaya Giko Co., Ltd. with capital 10 million yen.

  • 1996

    Moved head office to Daiichi Shitaya Building.
    Completion of the M-Wave (speed skating site for the Nagano Olympics).

  • 1998

    Established Kashiwa processing center in Chiba to reinforce processing department.
    Completion of the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge.
    Completed Hakucho Bridge in Muroran City, Hokkaido.

  • 2000

    Introduced annealing machine at Kashiwa processing center.

  • 2004

    Established Toko Wire Rope East Japan Ltd. with Tokyo Rope MFG Co., Ltd. as a joint venture.

  • 2007

    Established Morioka Branch Office in Shiwa-gun, Iwate.
    Completion of the renovation of the JRA Tokyo Racecourse Stand.

  • 2008

    Completion of the D-runway and taxiway, International terminal, Tokyo International Airport.

  • 2012

    Relocated the Tohoku regional office from Morioka to Sendai.
    Completion of the Awa Shirasagi Bridge.
    Completion of the JP Tower.
    Completion of the Tokyo SkyTree.
    Completed restoration of Tokyo Station Marunouchi Station Building.

  • 2014

    Merged business with Shitaya Giko Co., Ltd.

  • 2017

    Moved the head office to Shitaya Building.

  • 2019

    Newly established the Sendai Sales Office and Osaka Sales Office.
    Sold all shares and dissolved the capital relationship with Fasten Group Tokyo Co., Ltd.
    Completion of the Japan National Stadium.

  • 2020



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