History

2016
May.
Introduced the second 240T jib crane at the Namikata factory.
2015
Apr.
Completed the 700th ship counting from the establishment of HSB.
Mar.
Enlarged the building berth of 9,990GT to 16,000GT.
2012
Apr.
A blast and painting factory completion.
2010
Aug.
Obtained OHSAS 18001 certificate.
2009
Oct.
Founded CSR Committee.
2008
May.
Construction of Namikata Factory equippe dwith the block manufacturing site and outfitting basin was completed.
2006
Oct.
Completed the 600th ship counting from the establishment of HSB
2003
Nov.
Enlarged the building berth of 7,300 GT to 9,990 GT
Jul.
Built and launched the first domestic LNG Carrier in Japan
Feb.
Enlarged the building berth of 6,800 GT to 7,300 GT.
2001
Sept.
Obtained ISO 14001 certificate.
2000
Mar.
Obtained ISO 9001 certificate.
1999
Jan.
Completed the 500th ship counting from the establishment
1998
Nov.
New head office building was completed.
Feb.
Enlarged 5,999 GT building berth to 6,800 GT with an official approval. Introduced the integrated shipbuilding system of “Tribon“
1995
Jul.
Tokyo Office was moved to the company’s own building (Shinkawa Musashi-ya Bldg.) in Shinkawa.
1994
Mar.
“HSB” Club House was established in commemoration of the company’s 30 -year anniversary.
1993
Mar.
The 4,999 GT berth was enlarged to a 5,999 GT berth.
1991
Nov.
Completed the 400th ship counting from the establishment.
1983
Aug.
Completed the 300th ship counting from the establishment.
1982
Oct.
Achieved a cumulative sum of 1,000,000 DWT of ships built so far. Had a computer system installed and set up a computerized production/control system.
1980
June.
Scrapping the 5,300 GT berth in accordance with “Stability plan for Shipbuilding Industry which building ships of 5000 GT or more", HSB obtained an approval to construct 4,900 GT berth.
1977
Oct.
Completed the 200th ship counting from the establishment.
1976
June.
The official approval was given to build a 5,300 GT building berth.
1974
Jul.
The berth was officially approved to be addressed as “4,000 GT building berth”.
1973
Nov.
Completed 3,000 GT building berth.
May.
Increased the capital fund to 48,000,000 yen.
1969
Oct.
Completed the 100th ship counting from the establishment.
1967
Nov.
1st building berth with the capacity of 1,000 GT was completed. The factory became “a shipbuilding facility permitted by Transport Ministry”.
1964
June.
The firm became incorporated in an attempt to reinforce the management.
The new corporate was named Higaki Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The capital fund: 3,000,000 yen.
1951
Nov.
Hisao Higaki founded a shipbuilding firm as a private enterprise and started building and repairing wooden vessel hulls.