DAIKEN History

1945
  • Company founded as DAIKEN Wood Industry Co., Ltd., succeeding to entire businesses of the forestry department of Daiken Sangyo Co., Ltd.
1947
  • Opened Osaka Branch Office, and transferred nearly all head office activities to Osaka.
1949
  • Listed in the Osaka Securities Exchange.
1954
  • Constructed Nagoya Plant. Began production of plywood for export and secondary processed plywood.
1957
  • Established DAIKEN Wallboard Industry Co., Ltd., by a joint investment with Itochu Corporation.
1958
  • Constructed Okayama Plant, for the purpose of manufacturing wood fiber board (A-class insulation board) with the name of “DAIKEN Board.”
1963
  • Collaborated with Wood Conversion Inc., U.S.A. in the manufacture and sale of mineral fiber board with the name of “Dai-Lotone.”
1964
  • Established DAIKEN Homes, Ltd. by a joint investment with C. Itoh Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Itochu Corporation, cooperating with Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co. Ltd.
1967
  • Started as DAIKEN Trade and Industry Co., Ltd., merging with DAIKEN Wallboard Industry Co., Ltd.
1969
  • Established Mados-Citoh-DAIKEN Sdn. Bhd. as a joint venture in Malaysia, with Itochu Corporation and Mados Corporation, Malaysia.
1970
  • Exhibited at the Living and Industry pavilion of the International Exposition (Expo '70) in Osaka with the theme of “For more comfortable living.”
  • Began production of WPC building materials at Nagoya Plant.
  • Constructed Toyama Plant for the production of large size plywood.
1971
  • Listed in the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1973
  • Opened the first showroom in Okayama (Okayama Home Ecology Pavilion).
  • Began production of tatami board at Okayama Plant.
1976
  • Established Industrial Products Division to handle primarily sales of industrial materials.
  • Established International Trade Division to handle primarily export of products.
1977
  • DAIKEN's home furnishings and equipment and partitions of storage products were approved by Minister of Construction as BL (Better Living) parts.
  • Constructed Takahagi Plant for production of wood fiber sheathing board.
1979
  • Established Tatami Products Division to handle primarily sales of tatami board and tatami-related products.
1983
  • Consolidated R&D Departments(R&D center, as of now) in Okayama.
1984
  • Established Sound Center in Okayama.
1987
  • Established Mie DAIKEN Corporation as a 100% owned subsidiary.
1989
  • Began production of home furnishings and equipment products, including doors and storage units, at Inami Plant.
  • Began production of ceramic siding at Takahagi Plant.
1990
  • Introduced CI (Corporate Identity) and changed company logo and symbol marks.
1993
  • Full-scale launch of Eastern and Western logistics centers.
1994
  • Established DAIKEN Sarawak Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia.
1996
  • Commenced full production of Tekwood (MDF) at DAIKEN SARAWAK SDN.BHD. in Malaysia.
  • Constructed Dailite plant in Okayama.
1998
  • Okayama Plant received certification for the ISO14001 international environmental standard.
1999
  • Inami Plant, Nagoya Plant, and Takahagi Plant received ISO9001 certifications.
2000
  • Concluded a comprehensive business cooperation agreement with TOTO LTD.
  • Integrated the construction works of both Eastern Japan Building and Western Japan Building divisions to DAIKEN ENGINEERING CORPORATION.
  • Okayama Plant and Home Furnishings and Equipment Division received ISO9001 certifications.
2001
  • Takahagi Plant and Inami Plant received certifications for the ISO14001 international environmental standard.
2002
  • Concluded business agreements with TOTO LTD. and YKK AP Inc. in the field of remodeling business.
  • Established DAIKEN Industries (Ningbo) Corporation.
  • Held TD Collaboration Fair (10 venues throughout Japan).
  • Established Environmental Measurement and Analysis Center(R&D center, as of now Environmental measurement and analysis services).
  • Implemented Daiken's environmental promotion activities, “DAIKEN ECO-ACTION.”
2003
  • Issued the first environmental report.
2004
  • Opened “TDY Hiroshima Collaboration Showroom,” jointly operated by the three companies of TOTO, DAIKEN, and YKK AP.
  • Nagoya Plant received certification for the ISO14001 international environmental standard.
  • Exchanged DAIKEN's siding business for the insulation business of NICHIHA Corporation.
2005
  • Acquired Samling Fibre Board Sdn. Bhd., an MDF manufacturer in Malaysia. As a DAIKEN subsidiary, the company was renamed DAIKEN MIRI SDN.BHD.
2007
  • Acquired Kaihatsu Boards Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary (Changed the name of Kaihatsu Boards Co., Ltd. to be Aizu Daiken Corporation).
2008
  • Established DAIKEN (Shanghai) Corporation.
2009
  • Integrated flooring materials production bases in Mie Prefecture.
  • Acquired Rangiora plant of Carter Holt Harvey Limited. Established DAIKEN NEW ZEALAND LIMITED.
  • Merged Daiken Home Co.,Ltd. and Daiken Service Co.,Ltd.
2010
  • Formed business ties with Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd. for production and procurement aspects.
2012
  • Formed a capital and business alliance with HOKUSHIN CO., LTD. in terms of the production and supply of MDF.
2013
  • Acquired C & H Co., Ltd. as a subsidiary.
2014
  • Established PT.SUSETA DAIKEN INDONESIA in Indonesia.
2015
  • Launched merger of PT.DAIKEN DHARMA INDONESIA with local Indonesian firm.
2016
  • Opened “Akihabara Technical Space” for the public and commercial building sector.
  • “PAC SYSTEM Co., Ltd.” is made a subsidiary.
2017
  • Soil improvement additive “DW fiber” is released for the construction material field.
2018
  • DAIKEN NEW ZEALAND LIMITED acquired the MDF manufacturing company Dongwha New Zealand Limited as a subsidiary company (second-tier subsidiary of our company),and renamed DAIKEN SOUTHLAND LIMITED.
  • Opened 「DAIKEN R&D center」.
2019
  • Acquired CIPA Lumber Co.Ltd. (Canada) as a subsidiary.
  • Acquired PACIFIC WOODTECH CORPORATION (U.S.A.) as a subsidiary.
  • Acquired ReformQ Co.,Ltd. as a subsidiary.
  • Acquired T.O FLOORING CO., LTD. as a subsidiary.
2020
  • Started production at LVL veneer processing company Nichinan Daiken Co., Ltd.