Kinki Sharyo

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Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 7122
Industry Rolling stock manufacturing
Founded December 19, 1920 (1920-12-19)
Headquarters Osaka, Japan
Key people
Itsuo Morishita (President)
  • Shinkansen trains
  • Passenger coaches
  • Trams
  • Light Rail
Number of employees

The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. (近畿車輛株式会社, Kinki Sharyō Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO: 7122) is an Osaka, Japan-based manufacturer of railroad vehicles. It is an affiliate company of Kintetsu Corporation. In business since 1920 (as Tanaka Rolling Stock Works) and renamed The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd in 1945. They have produced light rail vehicles used by a number of transportation agencies.

Kinki Sharyo is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


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Kinki Sharyo also produces steel doors, known as the KJ series, for public housing in Japan.

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  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (November 26, 2014) "Japanese firm plans to build light-rail cars in L.A. area after all" Los Angeles Times
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  5. ^ Fazio, A.E. (Widener University); T.R. Parsons Brinckerhof. Operations and Communications Designing New Light Rail Taking Engineering Beyond Vanilla (PDF) (Report). Transportation Research Circular E-C058: 9th National Light Rail Transit Conference. Retrieved 2011-05-05. 
  6. ^ "Railway Gazette: LFX-300 Ameritram hybrid streetcar unveiled in Charlotte". Retrieved 2011-02-13. 

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