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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company (川崎重工業車両カンパニー, Kawasaki Jūkōgyō Sharyō Kanpanī) is the rolling stock production division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Since beginning operations in 1906, the company has produced more than 90,000 railroad cars.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company
Division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries
IndustryRolling stock manufacturing
HeadquartersHyōgo-ku, Kobe, Japan
ProductsElectric cars (including Shinkansen trains
Passenger coaches and freight cars
Diesel locomotives
Electric locomotives
Platform screen door systems
Passenger coaches and freight cars integrated transit systems
The Kawasaki Heavy Industries factory in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
The Kawasaki Rail Plant in Yonkers, New York, USA
The Yonkers, USA factory


As indicated by the company name, the company mainly produces railroad vehicles. Recently Kawasaki has received orders from customers in foreign countries, including Ireland and the United States. All products manufactured for the US rail market are sold through Kawasaki Rail Car Inc., another division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. An assembly plant in Lincoln, Nebraska produces fully completed cars and "knocked down" cars. Because of substantial sales to the New York City Subway and various commuter lines, an additional assembly plant was established in Yonkers, New York in 1986 for final assembly of cars built in Lincoln.

Kawasaki may exit this line of business citing very heavy losses from same recently.[1]

Japan Railways GroupEdit

Products produced for the Japan Railways Group, or JR Group, include:

Major private railway corporationEdit

Production for the following private railways include:

Other railway companies in JapanEdit

Public transportation bureausEdit

Monorails & ATGsEdit

Production for Monorails and Automated guideway transits (ATG) include:

Overseas clientsEdit


  1. ^ Masashi Isawa (October 31, 2018). "Kawasaki Heavy weighs exit from money-losing train business". Nikkei Asian Review.
  2. ^ "Towing Locomotives for the Panama Canal Authority". Japan Overseas Railway System Association.

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