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Message from the President

Takuzo Shimizu
President, Chief Executive Officer & Representative Director

As we celebrate the 126th anniversary of our company's founding, we have taken a new step forward to meet new challenges.

Founded in 1896 as Mizuno-gumi in Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture, we have expanded our business areas from initial marine civil engineering to land civil engineering and building construction. Starting with the Suez Canal Widening Project in 1961, we have been involved in many milestone projects overseas, mostly based in Singapore, since our first entry into the market in 1964. At present, our three business units of domestic civil engineering, domestic building construction and overseas, have roughly the same output in terms of net sales. We have developed into a company where these three business units contribute to profits in a balanced manner.

Penta-Ocean Construction Group is committed to sustainability in all aspects of its business activities, under the management philosophy of "Affiliating with Society", "Creation of a Nature-rich Environment," and "Cherishing a Pioneering Spirit". Sustainability is not just about responding to global climate change issues. It is about tackling all the issues we must address as a social entity, in order to construct a richer natural environment, a better society and a stronger economy, all in a sustainable manner. We are convinced that implementing ESG-oriented CSR management will contribute to the achievement of the SDGs and ultimately to the development of a sustainable society, as well as to our sustainable corporate growth.

 Penta-Ocean Construction group aims to become a “genuine global general contractor” with distinctive strengths in port, coastal and waterfront areas and overseas. A “genuine global general contractor” is a company that has no interdepartmental barriers between Business Units (Civil engineering/Building Construction, Domestic/International). It is an advanced company in Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), where diverse employees, regardless of gender or nationality, can work together with mutual respect and enthusiasm. Also, we are promoting “Digital” and “Green” initiatives with the pioneering spirit that is part of our corporate DNA. By improving the efficiency of business operations using ICT and BIM/CIM, digitalization accelerates the improvement in productivity. Not only do we embrace digital transformation to promote our Work Style Reform, but we will also use it to move forward with technological innovation and management reform. On the green front, we are constantly taking on challenges to achieve carbon neutrality, for example, by construction offshore power generation facilities and Net Zero Energy Buildings (ZEB).

On the 125th anniversary of our founding, we created a commemorative message “An era of new challenge begins - The path we walked will create our own destiny”. Through ensuring reliable safety and quality backed by advanced technologies, we will deliver the high-quality infrastructures and buildings to the society and to the clients. We aim to achieve sustainable growth by fulfilling our corporate social responsibilities through a genuine commitment to sustainability from an ESG perspective, in all aspects of our business activities.

We would appreciate your continuous guidance and support.