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Company Overview of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Company Overview

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells transportation equipment and industrial goods. The Ship and Offshore Structure segment constructs and sells LNG and LPG carriers, submarines and governmental ships, oil tankers, car carriers and RO/RO ships, containers ships, other vessels, etc. The Rolling Stock segment produces and sells rolling stocks, such as electric trains, coaches, freight cars, electric and diesel locomotives, bogies, snow plows, etc., as well as Gigacell, a Ni-MH battery. The Aerospace segment produces and sells aircrafts, aircraft engines and related equipment, helicopters, and missiles/space equipment, as well as related system...

14-5, Kaigan 1-chome


Tokyo,  105-8315


Founded in 1878

34,605 Employees


81 3 3435 2111


81 3 3436 3037

Key Executives for Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Key Developments

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. Announces Management Changes, Effective on April 1, 2017

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. has announced that, based on decisions made at a board of directors meeting earlier on February 24, 2017, the following Representative Directors will be appointed new positions effective April 1, 2017: Kenji Tomida, Senior Executive Vice President (currently Senior Vice President), Joji Iki, Director (currently Senior Executive Vice President). The Company also announced that the following management changes will become effective April 1, 2017. New managing executive officer to be appointed were Katsuya Yamamoto, General Manager Corporate Planning Division (currently General Manager Planning & Control Division Precision Machinery Company). Managing executive officer to be appointed new position were Ikuhiro Narimatsu General Manager General Administration Division and in charge of CSR Division, Legal Division (currently in charge of CSR Division, Legal Division and General Administration Department, and in charge of outside activities for Kansai region). Executive officers to be appointed new positions were Hiroji Iwasaki as in charge of North American Business Rolling Stock Company (currently General Manager Business Planning & Control Division Rolling Stock Company), Kazuhiro Honkawa as General Manager Business Planning & Control Division Rolling Stock Company (currently Vice President Aerospace Company), Yoshihiro Uetake as in charge of Supply Chain Management Gas Turbine & Machinery Company (currently General Manager Manufacturing Division Aerospace Company). New executive officers to be appointed were Makoto Shiota to Corporate Planning Division (currently Strategic Advisor), Hiroyoshi Shimokawa as Vice President Aerospace Company (currently General Manager QM Promoting Division Aerospace Company), Hidehiko Shimamura Precision Machinery Company assigned to Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery Private Limited (currently assigned to Wipro Kawasaki Precision Machinery Private Limited).

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. Builds Plant for Boeing 777X

Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. announced that it has completed a new plant to assemble the fuselage of the next-generation large passenger jet of Boeing Co. The company will start operations of the factory for the Boeing 777X, located at the site of a plant in Yatomi, Ehime Prefecture, in June. It plans to automate some 70% of the entire fuselage assembly process by introducing self-developed robots. Currently, the company's aircraft body assembly automation rate is around 50%. The company is in charge of making 20% of the body of the large twin-engine aircraft, which Boeing aims to start delivering in 2020. For the plane, Kawasaki Heavy has invested a total of some JPY 25 billion in the fuselage assembly plant and a part-manufacturing facility it set up within its plant in Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Q3 2017 Earnings Call, Jan 31, 2017

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Q3 2017 Earnings Call, Jan 31, 2017

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