History

1983
  • Establishment of SHINKO COMPUTER SYSEMS CORPORATION (wholly owned by Kobe Steel, Ltd.) as the forerunner of KOBELCO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
1987
  • Consolidation with the System departments in the Kobe Steel head office and the Engineering division, followed by a change in trade name to KOBELCO SYSTEMS CORPORATION
  • Opening of the Tokyo Office
  • Opening of the Computer Center
1988
  • Obtaining of certification as a system integrator from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1991
  • Establishment of an affiliated company, KOBELCO SOFT KOBE CORPORATION
    (Changed its trade name to KOBELCO SOFT KANSAI CORPORATION in 1999)
1992
  • Consolidation with the Kobe Steel Shintetsu and Kakogawa System departments
1993
  • Merger with KOBELCO TELECOM CORPORATION
1994
  • Opening of the Nagoya Sales Office
  • Consolidation with the Kobe Steel Information Electronics department as well as the System departments in the Aluminum & Copper and Welding Rod divisions, thus becoming responsible for the deployment of IT in all departments in Kobe Steel
1995
  • Establishment of an affiliated company, KOBELCO SOFT TOKYO CORPORATION
1999
  • Obtaining of ISO9001 certification
2000
  • Obtaining of PrivacyMark (protection of personal information) certification
2002
  • Equity participation of 51% by IBM Japan (for a broad alliance as part of the Kobe Steel/IBM Japan IT strategy)
  • Merger of two affiliates, KOBELCO SOFT KANSAI and KOBELCO SOFT TOKYO, forming KOBELCO SOFT SERVICE CORPORATION.
2003
  • Obtaining of ISMS (Information Security Management System) certification
2005
  • Opening of the AMS (Application Management Service) Center
2006
  • Renaming of the Tokyo Office as the Tokyo Head Office
  • Opening of the Kobe Data Center
2007
  • Winning of the grand prize in the National Enterprise Quality Award (sponsored by the Tochigi Quality Award Council)
2009
  • Obtaining of the Kurumin certification mark under the Act on Advancement of Measures to Support Raising Next-Generation Children
2013
  • Receiving of a commendation as a “PrivacyMark System Contributor”
2014
  • Receiving of a commendation for a longtime registration in ISMS
2016
  • Opening of the IoT Business Center