企業情報

History

  • 1974.12
  • Shelter Home Co., Ltd. established with capital of eight million five hundred thousand yen.
    Former Head Office completed (KES prototype). First wooden building constructed by metal joinery hardware construction method in Japan.
  • 1979.6
  • KES prototype patented and actual projects obtained (first orders in Japan applying metal joints and the KES system).
  • 1988.12
  • Solicitation commenced for KES system franchisees.
    KES System Group inaugurated.
  • 1990.3
  • “1st Wooden Home Rationalization System” certification acquired from the Ministry of Construction (first system in Japan using the metal joinery hardware construction method).
  • 1991.3
  • Patent for KES system acquired in Canada and the U.S.
  • 1993.8
  • Confirmation for Japan’s first “moku-san-kyo” wooden three-story apartment complex acquired.
  • 1993.9
  • Tokyo Sales Office established .
  • 1994.1
  • New Head Office CAD/CAM Pre-cut Timber factory (1,250㎡) and warehouse (700㎡) established.
  • 1995.5
  • Patent for KES system acquired in Japan.
  • 1995.10
  • “Tohoku Bureau of International Trade and Industry Director’s Award” awarded from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (presently Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
  • 1997.4
  • Head Office relocated to Yamagata City and trade name changed to Shelter Co., Ltd.
  • 1997.7
  • New system NEXT, Wooden Rigid Frame System WIDE, Full Panel JUST are developed and commercialized.
  • 1998.3
  • “Regional Revitalization Contributing Company Award” awarded from the National Land Agency (presently Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism).
  • 1998.7
  • Rationalization system certification received for NEXT, WIDE, and STANDARD systems.
  • 1998.10
  • “Good Design Award” awarded for Head Office building.
  • 1999.7
  • Export of KES system to the U.S. commenced. KES homes and KES churches built in the U.S.
  • 1999.9
  • 1st annual Tohoku Students Architectural Design Competition held (presently Shelter International Architectural Design Competition for Students).
  • 2000.9
  • New concept, “f-style” announced.
  • 2001.7
  • ISO9001 quality management system certification acquired.
  • 2002.2
  • Wooden Building Metal Joinery Hardware Performance (S Mark) certification acquired.
  • 2002.3
  • “Development of hybrid laminated lumber” certified as a subsidiary enterprise of the Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • 2002.7
  • Wood Two-Way Rigid Frame KES1 (ONE) developed.
  • 2002.11
  • Wooden Building Metal Joinery Hardware Performance (S Mark) certification acquired.
  • 2003.4
  • KES system used in the new Johojimachi government building listed in the Annual Report on Forests and Forestry in Japan.
  • 2003.7
  • ・Zero-energy home “KES ZERO” developed.
    ・Business tie-up with Swiss company Häring
    ・NHK’s Business Front Line airs special program on Shelter’s KES system.
  • 2003.10
  • 30th Anniversary Kenichi Takemura Lecture held
  • 2004.4
  • ISO4001 environmental management system certification acquired.
  • 2004.6
  • Capital increased to 50 million yen.
  • 2004.7
  • 10,000 KES system built homes achieved.
  • 2004.11
  • KES system awarded the “Invention Award” from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
  • 2006.7
  • New-type CAM introduced to the Pre-cut Timber factory.
  • 2008.3
  • Tokyo Sales Office changed to Branch Office.
  • 2009.4
  • Selected as one of the “Top 300 Small and Medium Enterprises in Craftsmanship” by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • 2009.5
  • Agreement on village forest regeneration activities concluded with the Iwate Prefecture Kuzumakicho Forestry Cooperative.
  • 2009.8
  • Patent acquired for wooden fire-resistant structural materials that are left exposed.
  • 2010.3
  • Agreement concluded with Yamagata Prefecture called the “Yamagata Bonds of Forest Project.”
  • 2010.11
  • ・Shelter Co., Ltd. receives the “Yamagata Industry Award.”
    ・Logistics Base and Warehouse for Yamagata Produced Lumber established at the Pre-cut Timber Factory.
  • 2010.12
  • FSC®/CoC certification FSC®-C103906 acquired.
  • 2011.3
  • “Partition system at evacuation centers” installed in various regions of the Tohoku area in collaboration with the architect Shigeru Ban and the Tohoku University of Art and Design.
    (Project to Support the Victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake)
  • 2011.1
  • Appreciation letter from the Director General of Forestry Agency in the “Concern for Trees Movement: Promoting the Use of Domestic Trees Category.”
  • 2011.11
  • “Creating a Forest in the City: Large-Scale Wooden Buildings with the KES System” published in a Shinkenchiku Magazine supplementary volume.
  • 2012.5
  • “Award for Merit in Promoting Wooden Fire-Resistant Buildings” received from the Japan Wooden Home Industry Association.
  • 2012.8
  • “Gold Lion Award” received at the Venice Biennale International Architectural Design Exhibition for Rikuzen Takata Minna No Ie (Home for All).
  • 2012.9
  • “Wooden Kindergarten Building Built with the KES System” published in Kenchiku Sekkei Shiryo Magazine supplementary volume.
  • 2013.2
  • Donation to Yamagata Prefecture Social Contribution Fund (appreciation letter from the Governor of Yamagata Prefecture).
  • 2013.5
  • Activities commenced for development of “Shelter Hiranoyama Forest” which is owned by Shelter.
  • 2013.6
  • One hour fire-resistant wooden material certification acquired for COOL WOOD from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2014.2
  • ・SGEC / CoC certification acquired
    ・Donation to Yamagata Prefecture Social Contribution Fund (appreciation letter from the Governor of Yamagata Prefecture).
  • 2014.3
  • As a project to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Shelter’s founding, a digital globe “Touchable Earth” was gifted to the Yamagata Museum of Science and Industry (appreciation letter from the Governor of Yamagata Prefecture).
  • 2014.6
  • “Governor’s Award” received in the Promoting Environmental Conservation category from the Yamagata Prefecture Environmental Conservation Council.
  • 2014.11
  • Two hour fire-resistant wooden material certification acquired for COOL WOOD (columns and beams) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2014.12
  • Two hour fire-resistant wooden material certification acquired for COOL WOOD (partition wall) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2015.3
  • Developed and implemented 3D woodworking technology.
  • 2015.12
  • Nanyo City Cultural Hall (main hall) in Yamagata Prefecture registered in the Guinness Book of World Records as the “largest wooden concert hall.”
  • 2016.2
  • “Creating a Forest in the City II: The New Shape of Wooden Buildings” published in the March 2016 supplementary volume of Shinkenchiku Magazine.
  • 2016.3
  • Construction completion of Kyoto Wood Building, the first wooden building in Japan built with two hour fire-resistant COOL WOOD materials.
  • 2016.11
  • Two hour fire-resistant wooden material certification acquired for COOL WOOD (outside wall) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2016.12
  • ・Capital increased to 90 million yen.
    ・Acquired naming rights for the Nanyo City Cultural Hall in Yamagata Prefecture, nicknaming the hall “Shelter Nanyo Hall” (from April 1, 2017).
  • 2017.3
  • ・KES Sales Head Office changed to the Tokyo Branch Office.
    ・Two hour fire-resistant wooden material certification for COOL WOOD (floors) acquired from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2017.9
  • Sendai Branch Office opened.
  • 2017.11
  • Sale of FREE WOOD commenced.
  • 2017.12
  • Three hour fire-resistant wooden material certification acquired for COOL WOOD (columns and beams) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • 2018.1
  • “Prosperity Award” received at the 61st Annual Yamashin 3P Awards sponsored by Yamagata Newspaper and Yamagata Broadcasting.
  • 2018.2
  • ・Shelter’s activities were featured in the BS-TBS program, “Key of Dreams.”
    ・Shelter’s activities were featured on NHK World.
  • 2018.3
  • Japan’s first five-story building made only with wood utilizing two hour fire-resistant COOL WOOD (partition walls and outside walls) was completed in Niigata City.
  • 2018.6
  • Model house opened in Sendai City.
  • 2018.10
  • ・”Tohoku Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry Director’s Award” awarded at the FY2018 Regional Invention Awards from the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
    ・”Grand Prize” and the “Economy, Trade and Industry Minister’s Award” awarded at the 6th Annual Platinum Awards from the Platinum Society Network.
  • 2018.11
  • “Environment Minister’s Award” awarded from the Ministry of the Environment for FY2018 global warming prevention activities in the technology development and commercialization category.