Company History

Obayashi Singapore’s History
Obayashi Corporation (Singapore Office) established its operations in Singapore in 1965, predating Singapore’s history as a nation. The Singapore Office has since developed into one of the largest offices in Obayashi’s worldwide network.

05Since the start of operations in 1965, the Singapore Office has distinguished itself with numerous successful diverse projects. The East Coast Reclamation project began in 1965 and was Obayashi’s first major overseas civil engineering project in Singapore. Upon completion of the 20 year project in 1985, a total of 1,114 hectares (1.8% of Singapore’s land mass) had been reclaimed. Obayashi Singapore Office has also contributed to Singapore’s landmark skyline with the construction of skyscrapers such as the Treasury Building (1986), SIA Building (1997), One Raffles Quay (2006), Ocean Financial Centre (2011) and Straits Trading Building (2009).

In January 2014, Obayashi’s operations in Singapore was formally localized into a subsidiary. Localization would enable the company to focus more on projects rooted in the region and enhance our track record that has made us one of the leading construction companies in Singapore.  We look forward to progress together with Singapore to the next 50 years milestone.

Obayashi Corporation

Centered around Obayashi Corporation, one of Japan’s largest general contractors, the Obayashi Group comprises 86 subsidiaries and 26 affiliated companies with a total of 13,000 employees and combined annual net sales of approximately ¥1,400 billion. The Group’s activities are primarily in the construction and real estate businesses, and Group companies engage in a wide range of activities related to these two main fields. Obayashi Corporation was founded in 1892 in Osaka by Yoshigoro Obayashi. After completing construction projects for the Osaka Port and the Fifth National Industrial Exhibition, in 1914 Obayashi Corporation went on to build Tokyo Central Station (present-day Tokyo Station), which enabled the Company to demonstrate its technological capabilities on the national stage. When the Great Kanto Earthquake struck Tokyo in 1923, Tokyo Station remained unharmed, winning the Company the great confidence of customers.