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Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works

History: Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works

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1905

Kobe Shipyard of Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha (partnership company) established

1917

Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha Shipbuilding Division, including this Works, became Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co.,Ltd.

1919

Electric Equipment Division of the Kobe Works became Kobe Electric Works (Current Mitsubishi Electric Corp.).

1928

Merger with Kobe Works of Mitsubishi internal Combustion Engine Mfg. Co.,Ltd.

1934

Company renamed Mitsubishi Heavy industries, Ltd.

1943

Rolling Stock and Air Brake Division became independent as Mihara Machinery Works.

1944

Major role played in construction of the Kannon Works of Hiroshima Shipyard & Engine Works.

1950

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. divided into three companies. Kobe Works newly started as Central Japan Heavy Industries,Ltd.

1952

Company renamed Shin Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

1960

Akashi branch plant was opened to start manufacturing construction machinery.

1962

Takasago branch plant started exclusively for turbines.

1964

Current Mitsubishi Heavy Industries started by integrating then-existing three Mitsubishi-affiliated heavy industries.
Takasago branch plant was made independent as Takasago Works.

1971

Akashi branch plant was made independent as Akashi Works(Caterpillar Japan Ltd. Akashi Plant).

1972

A heavy component shop was set up exclusively for nuclear purpose.

1978

Futami branch plant started as the most advanced foundry plant.

1986

A super heavy component shop was set up in Futami plant.

1989

Taibi Plant transferred from Hiroshima Ocean Machinery Works.

1991

Kobe Engineering Center was completed.

1997

An Intelligent Transport System (ITS) test course was set up in Futami plant.

1999

Mitsubishi Maintenance Training Center was completed.

2002

Taibi Plant was consolidated into Main Plant.

2003

Thermal power business was delegated to Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works and Yokohama Dockyard & Machinery Works.

2005

Centennial anniversary of the foundation of the Kobe Works was celebrated.

2006

Steel bridge construction business was delegated to group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2007

  • Electrostatic precipitator business was delegted to group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Construction machinery business was delegted to group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2009

  • Skill Education Center was completed.
  • Machinery and steel structures business was delegated to Transportation Systemes & Advanced Technology Division.

2011

  • Additional building for super heavy component shop in Futami plant was constructed.
  • MHI's mangement system was wholly reformed into a business headquaters system.

2012

Commercial vessel construction activities were terminated.

2013

The marine diesel engine business was delegated to group companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

2014

MHI's management system was wholly reformed into a business domains system from a business headquarters system.

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