On Tuesday, April 3rd, Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation (Head Office: 1083 Tsuneishi Numakuma-cho Fukuyama city Hiroshima, CEO: Katsushige Kambara) opened its Fukuoka ship design office. The present staff of 17 (including 15 designers) will be increased to 50 by December 2008, allowing the office to design 25 ships a year.
- Name: Fukuoka Office, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company
- Address: TNC Housou-Kaikan 19F, 2-3-2 Momochi-hama, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka
- Space: Approx. 530㎡
- Office Manager: Hiroshi Hasegawa (Operating Officer)
- Opened: April 3rd, 2007
Until now design work has been undertaken at the head office, the Shanghai office, and the Philippine office on Sebu Island. However, with current conditions requiring a production structure that can turn out 80 ships a year, the decision was made to establish a fourth design center with the Fukuoka office.
Fukuoka, Kyushu’s largest city, boasts a wealth of shipbuilding, science and technical colleges, and is home to a variety of manufacturers related to the shipbuilding industry. The task of recruiting and keeping excellent designers is greatly facilitated in such a setting, and with the additional capacity for cooperation with various industry partners in the area, the Fukuoka office is poised to take a strategic future role for connections with China and the Philippines. Located in one of Fukuoka’s best IT environments, the office will also be developed as an information center holding Tsuneishi companies’ data bases in the future.
View from the office
Desk like a bar counter
The Fukuoka office was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake Architecture Design (1-10-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo). The office’s design utilizes the Free Address System, an unusual configuration in which staff members share common desks, allowing a freer flow of creative exchange and mutual inspiration.
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Business Planning Department of Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Company
Tsuneishi Holdings Corporation
Corporate Communication: Onishi and Imai