Name of the Company
Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation

Office and Shipyard
8-7, Minatomachi, Chofu, Shimonoseki-city, Yamaguchi 752-0953 Japan

Telephone numbers
sales +81(83)246-1291
purchase +81(83)246-2620
fax +81(83)246-1292

e-mail addresses
sales : sales@kyokuyoshipyard.com
general : general@kyokuyoshipyard.com
design : design@kyokuyoshipyard.com
purchase : purchase@kyokuyoshipyard.com

Main Activities
  • Building & repairing of steel, aluminium, FRP and wooden merchant ships
  • Repairing and engineering of engines and other machines
  • Design, construction and repair of structures
  • Ship owning and agency
  • Ship sale broking
  • Other related activities

Date of Foundation
October 10, 1942

Capital
J.Y.60,000,000.-

Account Settlement
Annual, on March 31

Annual Turnover
  • 2015/3 : JY11.4billion
  • 2016/3 : JY14.5billion
  • 2017/3 : JY19.0billion

Main Bankers
  • The Bank of Fukuoka, Ltd., Kita-Kyushu Office
  • Nishi-Chugoku Shinkin Bank, Ltd., Chofu Chuo Branch
  • The Yamaguchi Bank, Ltd. Head office
  • The Saikyo Bank, Ltd. Shimonoseki Branch
  • Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Kitakyushu Branch
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Shimonoseki Branch
  • Mizuho Bank Ltd., Yamaguchi Branch
  • The Hiroshima Bank Ltd., Kitakyushu Branch

Directors (2017.6-)
  • Katsuhiko Ochi, President
  • Tetsuo Mitsui, Senior Managing Director
  • Takashi Nagatomi, Managing Director
  • Masahiko Ueda, Auditor
Coporate Officers (2017.6-)
  • Hiroshi Yoshida (Executive Corporate Officer, Sales Division)
  • Norihiko Harada (Executive Corporate Officer, Production Division & Material Purchasing Division)
  • Satoshi Saeki

Raad voor Accreditatie : RvA - MGMT SYS. RvA C116

  • Oct 1942 : Established as Hikoshima Shipbuilding Company by the combination of five neighboring shipbuilding companies. Starts shipbuilding and ship repairing.
  • May 1945 : Registered as joint stock company.
  • Jul 1956 : fusion with Murakami Iron Works Co., Ltd. and changed the name to Murakami Shipbuilding & Iron Works Co., Ltd. Capital JY 10.5 mill.
  • Jan 1961 : Changed the company name to Kyokuyo Shipbuilding & Iron Works Co., Ltd.
  • Dec 1962 : Renewed the factory equipment. Capital JY 21mill.
  • Dec 1969 : Bought a land of 60,000m2 at Chofu, in Simonoseki CIty.
  • Jun 1970 : Capital JY 50mill.
  • Jun 1971 : Completed the building dock (3,000GRT) and the repairing dock (3,000GRT) at Chofu works.
  • Jan 1972 : Moved the head office to Chofu, where the company actually locates.
  • Sep 1973 : Expanded building capacity* up to 4,500GRT.
  • Jun 1975 : Expanded building and repairing capacity* to handle more and larger ships up to 12,500GRT and 5,200GRT respectively.
  • Dec 1977 : Filed for relief under the Corporate Rehabilitation Law
  • Mar 1980 : Rehabilitation plan approved by the Court. Reduced building capacity* down to 8,700GRT following the Government guidance.
  • Jul 1980 : Capital reduction down to JY5mill.
  • Jan 1984 : Changed the company name to Kyokuyo Shipyard Corporation.
  • Feb 1985 : Capital JY30mill.
  • Mar 1988 : Reduced building capacity* down to 4,999GRT, again following the Government guidance.
  • Nov 1991 : Expanded repairing capacity* up to 6,900GRT.
  • Sep 1992 : Successful termination of corporate rehabilitation plan.
  • Dec 1992 : Built all weather block assembly factory. Introduced NC Plasma cutters.
  • Jul 1993 : Expanded building capacity* up to 5,999GRT.
  • Mar 1996 : Capital JY 60mill.
  • Jun 1997 : Expanded building capacity* up to 6,500GRT.
  • Mar 2000 : Certified ISO 9001 (NK, JAB, RVA).
  • Jan 2001 : Expanded capacity* up to 9,300GRT.
  • Aug 2003 : Expanded capacity* up to 9,990GRT.
  • Jun 2005 : Refurbished Drydock walls.
  • Jul 2005 : Own power plant started running.
  • Sep 2005 : Open of new blast factory
  • Dec 2009 : New 120t Tower Crane installed.
  • Jul 2012 : Completion of new company building

*) "building capacity" refers to the "Government guidelined maximum capacity", which is different from the physical capacity. If you need to build larger ships with us, please contact our sales department.