About us

KEI is a leading independent civil engineering consultant based in Tokyo, Japan. KEI was established as the overseas arm of Katahira & Engineers Inc which was founded in 1970 by the late Nobutaka Katahira, a former senior official and leading technical specialist of the Japan Public Highway Corporation.KEI has operated as an independent company since 1987, whilst maintaining close business ties with the domestic firm.

The firm has over 65 permanent professional staff, and turnover of US$ 30 million in 2007. The firm is considered one of the top three Japanese transportation consultants working on the international market, and has strong capability throughout the transportation sector including rail and maritime transport.

KEI has developed a sound international reputation through successful completion of a large number of projects throughout Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Offices are maintained in Manila, Hanoi, Jakarta, Guatemala, and Nairobi.

The firm provides a complete range of engineering and project management services to meet the needs of clients for project implementation. These cover project conceptualization and formulation, design, and construction supervision. The firm operates principally in the sectors of Transportation, Rural and Urban Development, Regional Planning, Traffic Planning and Management, Environment, and Disaster Prevention.

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