Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Rolling Stock Company
Type Division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries
Industry Rolling stock manufacturing
Founded 1906
Headquarters Chūō-ku, Kobe, Japan
Products Electric 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
Website http://www.khi.co.jp/english/index.html
Kawasaki HI factory in Hyōgo, Japan
Lineup of JR East Shinkansen trains, October 2009
Kawasaki Rail Plant, Yonkers, NY
Lineup of JR West Shinkansen trains, October 2008
A Kawasaki Rail Car running on the Xiaonanmen Line of Taipei Metro.

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


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. Because of substantial sales to the New York City Subway and various commuter lines, an overseas assembly plant been established in Yonkers, New York. (At present, most of the vehicles for the U.S. market are already produced there). A Lincoln, Nebraska assembly plant produces full and "knocked down" cars, the latter can be completed in Yonkers.

Japan Railways Group[edit]

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

Major private railway corporation[edit]

Production for the following private railways include:

Other railway companies in Japan[edit]

Public transportation bureaus[edit]

Monorails & ATGs[edit]

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

Overseas export[edit]

Hong Kong Light Rail Phase II LRV cab car and trailer


MTA Long Island Rail Road & Metro North Railroad M9

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