Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Japan-Update The quiet king of Japanese shipbuilding expands its empire Family-held Imabari Shipbuilding eclipses rivals Mitsui and Mitsubishi Imabari Shipbuilding, Japan's biggest shipbuilder, is led by the tight-knit Higaki family.
EIKI HAYASHI, Nikkei staff writer February 11, 2018 12:15 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- It buys more steel than any other Japanese company except
Toyota Motor, and its shipbuilding dominance is such that rivals Mistui and Mitsubishi group are now turning to it for help.
Yet the inner workings of Imabari Shipbuilding -- a family-controlled company with a history going back over a hundred years -- remain murky.
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