Morita construction Co., Ltd.
Our company offers a formwork construction method that helps solve issues of labor shortages and rainforest conservation.
Our lines of business include general construction work, including both construction and civil engineering, and formwork focusing on building frame construction. Our company has reinforced R&D on innovative technologies to develop new frame construction methods to address various issues. These include the shortage of labor and skilled workers, lower productivity, soaring construction costs, on-site safety issues, and global warming. Our representative method is the ALSP2 method, which conserves rainforests by replacing conventional construction methods involving wooden frames. It also helps solve the shortage of skilled workers because even unskilled workers can accurately construct a frame with this method. Our construction methods are already patented.
[Company strength] Our management policy is for top management to offer an environment where employees can focus on management innovation projects to promote technological offerings that best apply our core businesses. These consist of general construction and formwork. Our company has both general construction engineers and specialized formwork engineers. We have a social responsibility to address the issues faced by today’s construction industry. We have participated in formwork planning and construction in response to requests from general contractors, including major companies. We also excel at accepting foreign trainees who can help enhance productivity. [Business description] Our lines of business include general construction work, including both construction and civil engineering, and formwork focusing on building frame construction work. We also do business as a First Class architectural office and as a real estate agent. We are reinforcing our R&D activities in innovative business projects by focusing on developing new frame construction methods, with the principle that the environment is changing, and so is technology. We successfully developed ALSP2 and other construction methods, which are intended to respond to increasing construction needs in recent years while addressing various issues in society. These include the shortage of labor and skilled workers, lower productivity, soaring construction costs, on-site safety issues, and global warming. [Industry] Building contractor [Strength of products/technologies] Our ALSP2 systematic frame construction method makes use of aluminum alloy. It was designed to replace the existing wooden frame method that requires cutting down trees in rainforests, which is a major environmental issue in the construction industry. The ALSP2 method also helps solve the problems of the high turnover rate among young workers and the shortage of skilled workers. This is because it enables even unskilled workers to safely and accurately construct building frames. These patented technologies are indications of our technological strengths. We recommend these frame construction methods to customers to make use of their effectiveness. [Representative's message] I firmly believe that our project will change the conventional notion of formwork, in which plywood has been used for over half a century. It also solves issues facing today’s contractors, including labor shortages and reducing CO2 emissions, and allows us to move toward a sustainable society by pursuing corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Our innovation initiative also serves to take up the challenge of becoming a high-growth company. Pursuing a new path will effectively revitalize our organization as well as the young workers who are the future of our company. The inherent solidarity we gain by passing on our traditions will nurture confidence and pride, which are enablers of regional revitalization. [Company structure for market development/overseas expansion] Our project has been promoted by major general contractors since 2014, and there are many plans for commercialization and future projects. Ripple effects have prompted local general contractors, formwork companies, and scaffolding material leasing companies outside the three metropolitan areas (Tokyo, Aichi, and Osaka) to request more installations. This means that there will be more sales opportunities for us. We plan to have our engineers work with SRG Takamiya and Hory, providing training and guidance, which will then lead to overseas expansion. We will set up a technical support office within our company when we expand our business, and increase the number of staff in the relevant departments to oversee operations. [Market share/Ranking] Kyushu region, Kanto and Kansai regions: major general contractors, second-tier general contractors, third-tier general contractors, dedicated formwork construction companies, and leasing companies. [Awards and media coverage] [Awards] 16th Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Japan’s Technology Development Award, Regional Contribution Technology Award; 2014 All Takenaka Development Improvement Competition, Gold Prize; and so on. [Media] NETIS (New Technology Information System); Oita Kensetsu Shinbun; Kentsu Shinbunsha; Kindai Kenchiku-sha; Tokyo Keizai; and so on. [Authorization/Certification] NETIS (New Technology Information System) registration; Management Innovation Plan approval. [Joint research and development] Registered Patent Applications: ALSP (Patent No. 5612339), and Concrete Form Construction Method (Japanese Patent No. 5337322). Utility Model Registrations and Applications: Column-Shaped Concrete Structure, and eight other items (includes pending applications). [Other sites] Fukuoka Branch, Oita Office, Kumamoto Office, machine parts center [Main Clients / Business History (domestic)] Takenaka; Kajima; Obayashi; Taisei; P.S. Mitsubishi Construction; JDC; SRG Takamiya; Hory. [Main Clients / Business History (overseas)] Hory Korea; LS Cable; SRG Takamiya; overseas business departments.
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