WIKA was formed by the nationalization process of a Dutch company named, Naamloze Vennotschap Technische Handel Maatschappij en Bouwbedijf Vis en Co. or NV Vis en Co. Pursuant To Government Regulation No. 2 / 1960 and Minister of Public Works and Electric Power (PUTL) Decree No. 5 dated 11 March 1960, to be named Perusahaan Negara Bangunan Widjaja Karja. WIKA’s line of business at the time was electrical and water pipe installation works. In the early 1960s, WIKA took part in the construction project of Gelanggang Olah Raga Bung Karno in order of Games of the New Emerging Forces (GANEFO) and the 4th Asian Games providence in Jakarta.
Various improvements were made in overtime to keep growing, as well as WIKA dedication to contribute the development of our nation by providing construction services throughout the country.
The first significant growth was in 1972 when Perusahaan Negara Widjaja Karja was changed to PT Wijaya Karya. WIKA then expanded into a construction contractor by handling various important projects, such as an installation of electricity grids at Asahan and the Jatiluhur irrigation project.
A decade later, in 1982, WIKA underwent expansion with the establishment of several new divisions, such as Construction Civil Division, Building Division, Housing Facilities Division, Concrete and Metal Products Division, Industrial Construction Division, Energy Division, and Commerce Division. Many projects being handled at the time, among others the LIPI Building, Bukopin Building, and construction and Irrigation Project. Moreover, with the progressive growth of its subsidiaries in the construction industry sector, WIKA has transformed into an integrated and synergetic infrastructure company.