Innovating rail and
Kawasaki's rolling stock success began nearly
a century ago with the introduction of Japan's first steam locomotives.
Since then, our rail innovations occupy a significant place
in the history and progress of railway transportation.
We have been at the forefront of product introductions,
developing technologies that have resulted in our modern fleet
of rolling stock ranging from subway cars, light and heavy rail
cars, commuter bi-level and single level cars, and Shinkansen
and Maglev trains. We have led the development of vibration
and oscillation control systems, platform screen door passenger
protection systems, and more, that improve transportation safety,
efficiency and quality.
Kawasaki Rail Car is part of Kawasaki Heavy Industries,
Ltd. (KHI), headquartered in Kobe, Japan, and one of the largest
companies in the world. Founded in 1878, KHI is a multinational
corporation and is listed among the top 100 industrial companies
outside the U.S. It is also one of the most diversified, developing
a long list of products ranging from oil tanker ships to motorcycles,
JET SKIŽ watercraft and ATVs; from giant tunnel boring equipment
to robotics; from aircraft to high-speed trains; from diesel
engines so large, a person can stand inside a single cylinder,
to power landscaping equipment you can hold in your hand.