Message from the President

“Today’s Work, Tomorrow’s Heritage”

Kazuyuki Inoue President and Director Shimizu Corporation

Shimizu aims to be a company that achieves sustainable growth
while contributing to the creation of
safe and secure, comfortable living environments for people.

Founded in 1804, Shimizu Corporation has always valued earnest dedication to monozukuri (superb craftsmanship), high aspirations, innovation, and the customer-oriented philosophies towards business practiced by the founders, Kisuke Shimizu I and Kisuke Shimizu II. The basic management principles taught by Eiichi Shibusawa, a leading entrepreneur in Japan from the late 1800s to the early 1900s, in his book The Analects and the Abacus, were then introduced. His teachings held that ethics and economic activities are compatible, and helped the company’s business to prosper.

In an environment of ever-changing values, rapid advances in technology, and diversified and highly sophisticated customer needs, some things have remained constant. They are the high aspirations, spirit of innovation and the basic management principles passed down from the founders of Shimizu. Our philosophy of creating value that surpasses the expectations of our customers through a sincere approach to monozukuri craftsmanship and dedication to progress is based on these constants. We aim to be a company that achieves sustainable growth while contributing to the creation of environments that enable people to live safely, and comfortably.

Shimizu works on each and every project with great passion in order to hand down the Shimizu heritage to our children and subsequent generations. We have encapsulated this approach in our corporate slogan: “Today’s Work, Tomorrow’s Heritage.”

Kazuyuki Inoue
President and Director
Shimizu Corporation

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