Originating from a construction group established in Tsurumi, Yokohama in 1908 by Asano Soichiro, the company was first incorporated in 1920 as Tokyo Bay Marine Works Co., Ltd, and was renamed to its present name in 1973. Tōa was one of the companies of the former Asano zaibatsu.
TOA Corporation is one of the five major coastal, marine, harbor related construction companies of Japan.
- Abe, Mamoru (2006). Behind the scenes of construction industry (建設業界の動向とカラクリがよーくわかる本) (in Japanese). Shūwa System. pp. 11, 50. ISBN 4-7980-1409-5.