|Kinki Sharyō kabushiki gaisha|
|Industry||Rolling stock manufacturing|
|Founded||December 19, 1920|
|Itsuo Morishita (President)|
|Owner||Kintetsu Group Holdings (14.2% direct ownership, another 30.4% through Kintetsu Railway)|
Number of employees
|Parent||Kintetsu Railway (30.4%)|
The Kinki Sharyo Co., Ltd. (近畿車輛株式会社, Kinki Sharyō Kabushiki-gaisha), also known as Kinkisharyo (as one word, without the space), is a Japanese manufacturer of railroad vehicles based in Osaka. 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 as TYO : 7122
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