ACI  with the team from Nippon Steel & Sumikin (NSENGI)
ACI with the team from Nippon Steel & Sumikin (NSENGI)


ACI visits Japan’s major companies

Zeny Novabos and Ron Amodia | May 17, 2018

Aboitiz Construction took a trip to Japan recently to explore potential projects and tie-ups with six large companies in the country. The group met with Wakachiku Construction Ltd., Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd. (NSENGI), Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Toshiba), and Japan Gas Corporation (JGC) to discuss various construction opportunities and, likewise, personally thank the companies for projects that have been successfully completed.

The group was composed of Aboitiz Construction Chairman Jim Aboitiz, President & COO Albert A. Ignacio, Jr., FVP for Business Development, Marketing, Sales, and Estimating Felma Yap.

JJA said “the Japan visit is expected to strengthen ties with clients, an important ingredient in winning projects”. Trust is greatly valued among Japanese as clearly seen in repeat orders from these clients.


A welcome dinner from Tsuneishi Global Overseas Dept hosted by Mr. Ikenishi and Yamashiro.


ACI Lunch Meet with Wakachiku Construction Ltd.


ACI meeting with Hitachi Zosen
ACI meeting with Hitachi Zosen

Partnering with these leaders and winners poses an even brighter future for Aboitiz Construction in pursuit of the Group’s purpose to drive change for a better world by advancing businesses and communities. The company supports its clients’ growth with every structure it builds while communities benefit from the jobs the projects creates.

While its over 40 years of construction, fabrication, engineering and project management services pale in comparison with the combined centuries of experience of the Japanese companies, there is no stopping the company’s acceleration.