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Corporate InformationCorporate History

Sekisui House, Ltd. History

1960
Apr
Model A marketed
Aug
The Company incorporated with capital stock of ¥100 million and Jiro-o Ueno as President & Representative Director-stemming from the housing division of Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.
1961
Jul
  • Shiga Factory opened in Shiga Pref.
  • Model B marketed
1963
Jun
Masaru Tanabe named President & Representative Director
Oct
Company name changed to present one
1970
Aug
  • Stock listed on 2nd Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange
  • Kanto Factory opened in Ibaragi Pref.
1971
Jun
Stock listed on 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange
1972
Mar
Stock listed on Amsterdam Exchanges' Stock Market as CDR
Aug
Stock listed on 1st Section of Nagoya Stock Exchange
1973
Aug
Yamaguchi Factory opened in Yamaguchi Pref.
Nov
Encouragement Prize of the Year awarded for our steel-frame construction method
1974
Apr
Model B certified by Minister of Construction (MOC) as having performances required for factory-made homes pursuant to regulations
1975
Jan
Stock recognized as margin trading issue on 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Securities Exchange, and Nagoya Stock Exchange
May
Model E certified by MOC as having performances required for factory-made homes
Jun
Head Office moved to Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka
Dec
Model NC (concrete structure) marketed
1976
Nov
DM50 million convertible bond issued
1977
Mar
Stock listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange as GBC
Jul
Floating hotel delivered to ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia
Sep
GRANDE MAISON Nagahori (Condominium) put on sale
Nov
  • SFr50 million convertible bond issued
  • Model W (wooden home) marketed
1978
Oct
1st unsecured convertible bond, ¥12 billion issued
1979
Jan
Sekisui Deutschland Bau GmbH founded
May
Model S certified by MOC as having performances required for factory-made housing
Jul
SFr70 million convertible bond issued
1980
Oct
Shizuoka Factory opened in Shizuoka Pref.
1981
Apr
Pro-Renta Haus-u. Wohnungsvermietungs GmbH founded
Aug
Stock listed on Luxemburg Stock Exchange as EDR
1982
Apr
SFr70 million bond with warrant issued 2nd unsecured convertible bond, ¥8 billion issued
Sep
FAUBOURG (rental home) marketed
Oct
Shizuoka Factory certified by MITI as excellent plant for quality control of factory-made homes etc
Nov
Model PSH 21 (passive solar home) marketed
1983
Apr
SFr100 million straight bond issued
1984
May
US$50 million convertible bond issued
Jul
IS FLAT (light-weight concrete home) marketed
1985
Apr
¥15 billion convertible bond issued
Jul
  • Tie-up with Tong-ji University, Shanghai, China
  • Hyogo Factory opened in Hyogo Pref.
1986
Mar
3rd secured bond with warrant, ¥15 billion, issued
May
ROKKO-ISLAND-CITY Development Headquarters set up
Sep
  • Our model house in Osaka certified by MOC as complying with its CHS (Century Housing System) regulation
  • GRENIER EX (steel-frame single-family home) marketed
  • APIA (high-grade urban low rise apartment) marketed
Nov
US$300 million bond with warrant issued
1987
Jan
  • Contract awarded for building Dalian Shanzhuang Village (foreigners' residential district) in Dalian, China
  • Construction Phase 1 of ROKKO-ISLAND-CITY Project started
  • IS STAGE (light-weight concrete home) marketed
Apr
CRETE MAISON (urban middle-rise rental condominium) marketed
May
FRAGRANCE (low rise apartment) marketed
Jun
Sekisui House America, Inc. founded in Washington
1988
May
ONE'S ONE TAKE-3 (3-story home in platform construction) marketed
Jul
Construction of Seaside Momochi Project (Fukuoka) started
Aug
US$300 million bond with warrant issued in Europe
Sep
IS URBAN (light-weight concrete home) marketed
Oct
IS PERSON (light-weight concrete home) marketed
Nov
VANTAGE 3 (3-story steel-frame home) marketed
1989
Jan
GRENIER GX (steel-frame single-family home) marketed
Apr
Capital stock increased by ¥85,850 million (50 million shares offered at market price)
Nov
  • BE-ATTIC (3-story steel-frame home) marketed
  • AD-XAX (high-grade multi-family home) marketed
  • LORA (steel-frame single-family home) marketed
1990
Mar
Sekisui House America, Inc received Chairman's Award from the America-Japan Society of the State of Washington
Apr
Comprehensive Housing R&D Institute opened
Sep
CENTRAGE OR (steel-frame single family home) marketed
1991
Jun
Some ¥47,500 million bond with warrant issued in London and Frankfurt
Aug
¥50,000 million bond with warrant issued in Japan
Oct
IS STAGE designated as a Good Design Product (GDP), first in the factory-made home category
Nov
DIAS (low rise apartment) marketed
1992
Apr
Isao Okui named President & Representative Director
Oct
URBIS-3 (3-story urban home) marketed
1993
Mar
ORIGINAL SQUARE(light-weight concrete home) marketed
May
Umeda Sky Building completed in Oyodo-naka, Kita-ku, Osaka where Head Office moved
Nov
Sekisui houses built total one million
1994
Apr
  • CENTRAGE FR (steel-frame single family home) marketed
  • CENTRAGE LR (steel-frame single family home) marketed
1995
Jan
GRENIER EX NEW(steel-frame single-family home) marketed
Aug
  • Sekisui House-W Co., Ltd. (specializing in wood-frame home) merged with us
  • SHA-WOOD Department set up to start wood-frame home business
Nov
URBIS-3-IN II (3-story rental home of concrete structure) marketed
1996
Jan
CENTRAGE Σ(steel-frame home) marketed
Apr
ORIGINAL SQUARE-NEO(light-weight cocrete home) marketed
1997
Apr
  • SOLAR-ΣA (house with solar photovoltaic cells installed on the roof) marketed
  • GIO-TRISTAGE (3-story urban home) marketed
Aug
Tohoku Factory opened in Miyagi Pref.
Oct
GRANCEED (high-grade urban low rise apartment) marketed
1998
Mar
Nishinomiya Marina Park City opened
Apr
  • Isami Wada named President & Representative Director
  • GRENIER-DYNE series (light-weight concrete home) marketed
Sep
ISO 9001 certification obtained
1999
Feb
The Company awarded prize by International Council for Caring Communities, a U.N. fringe organization, for its consideration for the aged and handicapped through its Lifelong House
Mar
CENTRAGE GRANZ series (steel-frame single-family home) marketed
Apr
BIENA (3-story urban home) marketed
Oct
GRANVERIE (low rise apartment) marketed
Nov
Sekisui House Action Program for the Environment launched
2000
Feb
Heat insulating window sashes and heat insulating and repelling double-glazing adopted as standard items on single-family homes
Mar
  • Sha-Maison GRANVERIE G3 (low rise apartment) marketed
  • CENTRAGE GALLERY (single-family steel-frame home) marketed
Jun
DYNES VALUE (single-family home of concrete structure) and SHELTEQ VALUE (3-story urban home of concrete structure) marketed
Oct
M'CHANTOA VALUE (wood-frame home) marketed
2001
Feb
Four affiliated companies in the Hokuriku, Yamanashi, Shikoku and Sanin regions merged with Sekisui House
Mar
  • All six factories certified under ISO 14001 environmental management standard
  • "Gohon no Ki" gardening concept announced
  • Trading of sponsored American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) begun
Oct
Japan's first condominium with Medicare services, EAST COURT 11, completed in ROKKO-ISLAND-CITY
2002
Apr
  • WE'S DYNE (concrete home) marketed
  • Sekisui House management board adopts executive officer system
May
Zero-emission status achieved by all six factories nationwide
Oct
  • Sales of residential anti-crime systems for use in all homes begun
  • Full-scale implementation of universal design in homes announced by Sekisui House
Nov
Sales of residential anti-crime systems for use in all homes begun
2003
May
The Heart-ful Living R&D Institute established
Jul
Air environment standards at the highest level in the industry standardized for all homes.
Aug
  • Azai Factory established at Azai-cho, Shiga Prefecture and operation started
  • Next-generation energy-saving technologies standardized for all homes
  • The MAST Club, a tenant support system, established
Sep
DYNES VALUE II (concrete home with solar power system) marketed
Dec
Full-scale implementation of seismic isolation system to steel-framed 2-story homes begun
2004
Jan
The Energy-Conservation Center Japan Award earned by Hybrid Ventilation System III
Apr
  • BE FREE (steel-frame home), a "PERSONAL ORDER-MADE" series, marketed
  • M'CHANTOA (wood-frame home) marketed
Jun
Heat insulating, laminated gless standardized for all detached homes
Aug
Comprehensive implementation of disaster mitigating housing introduced
Sep
BE DYNE'S (concrete home), a "PERSONAL ORDER-MADE" series, marketed
Oct
The Sekisui House Group Medium-term Management Vision (to FY2008) announced
Nov
M'GRAVIS VILLA (wood-frame home) marketed
Dec
ENERGY-SAVING, DISASTER-MITIGATING HOUSING marketed
2005
Feb
  • 6 Sekiwa Real Estate companies wholly owened subsidiaries
  • Remodeling operations saparated to be Sekisui House Remodeling, Ltd.
Apr
  • Shareholder Special Benefit Point System introduced
  • Declaration of Sustainability
Jul
Zero-emission status achieved at new housing construction sites
Nov
ECO-Life Model series marketed
2006
Jan
Akasaka Garden City (office building) completed
Mar
The Sekisui House Group Medium-term Management Plan announced
May
  • M'Natura IORI (wood-frame home) marketed
  • Sustainable Design Laboratory (for housing verification testing) launched
Nov
The Minister of Environment Award for Global Warming earned by Action Plan 20
2007
Apr
  • IS ORDER (concrete home) marketed
  • BE ECORD (steel-frame home) marketed
  • VILLACE (low rise apartment) marketed
  • YUKARI NO IE (wood-frame home) marketed
Sep
Construction of HOMMACHI GARDEN CITY (Osaka) started
Oct
  • Shareholder Complimentary Gift System introduced
  • CRAVIE (low rise apartment) marketed
  • Zero-emission status achieved at remodeling sites
  • The Minister of Environment Award for Global Warming earned by "Develop Communities sustainable into the future"
2008
Mar
  • The Sekisui House Group Medium-term Management Plan announced
  • PERSONAL ORDER-MADE ROOMORE (wood-frame home) marketed
Apr
  • CARBON NEUTRAL HOUSE marketed
  • Isami Wada named Chairman & CEO
  • Toshinori Abe named President & COO
Jun
Recognized by the Environment Minister as the housing and construction industry's first "Eco First Company"
Jul
Collaborated in the construction of the "Zero Emission House" (a futuristic residential house planned by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan for the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit)
Sep
IS ORDER J (concrete home) marketed
Nov
Unveiled the "Zero Emission House" to the public at the "Zero Emission Center" in the Kanto Factory
2009
Mar
  • Construction of HOMMACHI MINAMI GARDEN CITY (tentative name) started
  • Construction of the A block of the GOTENYAMA PROJECT (tentative name) started
  • GREEN FIRST models (ecological home) marketed
Jul
Housing Business in Commonwealth of Australia announced
Aug
RIRAKU (wood-frame home) marketed
2010
Jan
  • The Sekisui House Group FY2010 Medium-term Management Plan announced
  • Sekisui House surpassed two million homes sold since foundation
Jun
HOMMACHI GARDEN CITY (Osaka) completed
Aug
The company celebrated its 50th anniversary of foundation
Sep
  • BE SAI+E (steel-frame home) marketed
  • THE GRAVIS (wood-frame home) marketed
2011
Feb
Long-term residence test started for the Smart Energy House, which combines fuel cells, solar cells, and storage batteries
Apr
  • Large-scale urban development projects started in Shenyang and Suzhou, China
  • Real estate development projects started in Singapore with Far East Organization and Frasers Centrepoint Limited
  • Cascadia real estate development project started in Seattle, USA, with Newland Real Estate Group, LLC
Jun
Contract concluded with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company for Sekisui House to newly construct the building for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, scheduled to open in Spring 2014
Jul
  • Central Park joint development project started in Sydney, Australia with Frasers Centrepoint Limited
  • AIRKIS (an air environment-friendly system) marketed
Aug
GREEN FIRST HYBRID (ecological home featuring a power supply system combining fuel cells, solar cells, and storage batteries) marketed
Oct
  • IS ROY+E (concrete home) marketed
  • GRAVIS VILLA (wood-frame home) marketed
Dec
  • SMART COMMON CITY AKAISHIDAI subdivision sales started
  • Became the first housing manufacturer to exhibit at the Tokyo Motor Show
2012
Jan
The 2011 New Energy Award from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry earned by GREEN FIRST HYBRID
Feb
New production line started in the Shizuoka Factory for Bellburn to be used on the exterior walls of SHA-WOOD wood frame homes
Mar
SMART COMMON STAGE – KEYAKIDAIRA subdivision sales started
Apr
Steel-frame housing production plant established in Shenyang, China

There are a great number of home models we have developed up to now. Just a few are cited in the chronology.