With a history dating back four centuries, Takenaka Corp. has designed and built iconic structures across Japan.

Takenaka’s European operation was established 45 years ago in Dusseldorf, Germany, and has since completed projects across 12 European countries.

Covering over 10 million square meters, the company has constructed approximately 1,400 warehouses, factories and office buildings across Europe, including Hungary.

“Over the years, Takenaka’s global turnover amounted to $11 billion, approximately 10 percent of Hungary’s gross domestic product,” shared Hideki Kitaori, general manager of Takenaka Europe GmbH, Hungary Branch.

Next year, the company celebrates its 25th anniversary in Hungary, and in that time, it has consistently ranked as one of the top 10 general contracting companies in the country.

A source of great pride, the company’s first project in Hungary was the construction of the Embassy of Japan in Budapest. Since then, more than 80 projects, with a combined area in excess of 900,000 square meters, have been completed by the company in Hungary.

“We create environmentally sound, safe, innovative and people-friendly structures while focusing on quality, cost and timely delivery,” said Kitaori.

Takenaka Europe’s green policy aims to contribute to the sustainable development of society by reducing costs, increasing energy efficiency and improving the corporate image of clients.

Takenaka is recognized in Hungary for delivering quality management-systems, specialized design and engineering services. The company has received several awards and certifications, including General Electric’s Global International Standard Certificate.

Today, the company is moving into the construction of research and development centers, office buildings and residential spaces, while expanding its maintenance, property management and engineering consultancy services.

“We have a responsibility to employ and develop the country’s architects and engineers,” concluded Kitaori. “We are fully committed to growing our business and contributing to society by passing on the best work to future generations in Hungary.”