HISTORY

OCEA GROUP: 
60 Years of Progress

OCEA GROUP was established in 2016 as a spin-off of the investment business of Digital Vorn, an IT company that started out as a mechanical designer in 1961. Digital Vorn has been expanding its business domain in line with the changing client demands of the times, from infrastructure design and development to embedded software development, system design and development, entry into consulting, agile development and digital marketing, and digital transformation (DX) support to business clients.
Inheriting this DNA, OCEA GROUP aims to create a world that enriches our heart both in Japan and abroad and strives to reform its portfolio companies for long-term business development and improve corporate values.

History

Timeline

1961

TAIYO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Founded and started mechanical design

1963

Established (Naka-ku, Yokohama)

1970

Started printed circuit board design

1971

Started card punching

1974

TAIYO COMPUTER CENTER

Established as a spinoff of the card punching business

1976

Started electric circuit design

1977

Started electronic circuit design

1981

Started system development

1984

Started sales of OA equipment and set up a showroom

1985

Started to accept trainees from China

1988

Established T&A (Beijing), a joint venture with ASCII as the first wholly foreign-owned enterprise (WFOE) (a Chinese company wholly owned by a foreign company)

1992

Taiyo System Technology

Taiyo System Technology was established through the merger of TAIYO INDUSTRIAL DESIGN and TAIYO COMPUTER CENTER

2003

International Horse Racing Association

Inaugurated and registered at Japan Racing Association

2004

Started business consulting

2008

Co-founded a Chinese technology company ThunderSoft

2010

Established TAIYO GLOBAL BUSINESS

2011

Acquired ISMS JIS Q 27001
Established TAIYO GLOBAL BUSINESS (HK) LIMITED

2012

Invested in Taiyo Syomei Business Consulting (Shanghai)
Established Shanghai Yuzhi Healthcare Consulting (Shanghai)

2013

Established Taiyo Powerise Technology (Beijing)
Established Taiyo Cloud Service to provide integrated document management services

2015

ThunderSoft was listed on the ChiNext of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the second Japanese company to be listed on Chinese stock markets

2016

DIGITAL VORN

OCEA GROUP

Established OCEA GROUP as a spin-off of Taiyo System Technology’s investment business to invest in and support the business growth of its global portfolio companies ThunderSoft Software Technology and Shanghai Yuzhi Healthcare Consulting as well as its domestic portfolio companies including Taiyo Cloud Service

2017

SITE PUBLIS was established as a subsidiary following transfer of web platform tool SITE PUBLIS and other web integration businesses from Mix Network.

OCEA GROUP’s President Keijo Syuku started to fully participate in the IHR businesses

2018

Formed a capital and business alliance with Softfront Holdings

Formed capital alliance with Softfront Holdings
Increased investment in TAIYO GLOBAL BUSINESS, now 90%-owned and operated by OCEA GROUP

2019

Changed the company name to Digital Vorn
Started digital transformation (DX) promotion support

Made capital alliance with TOKI Aviation Capital, a company established with the aim of grouping Japanese regional airports (i.e. forming a business alliance) based on Sadogashima (Niigata) route expansion
Made capital alliance with SMALL WORLDS

Qualified as a racing member of the Hong Kong Jockey Club

2021

Sold all shares of Taiyo Cloud Service

Changed the company name from TAIYO GLOBAL BUSINESS to Ocea TGB