Hitachi, Ltd. and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. have agreed to build a broad alliance in the overseas railway systems sector.
The agreement calls for cooperation in substantially all areas of the overseas railway system business, including order acceptance and maintenance services.
As a first step for responding to increasingly active overseas demand for railway equipment and high-speed railcars, the companies plan to set up a joint order processing center during the month. Both companies say the alliance permits all aspects of railway projects from the supply of railcars to the installation of the control system and overall construction.
The companies have complementary hardware and software lineups that will allow them respond to the requirements of virtually all types of railway systems.
The companies believe that by pooling their expertise and know-how they can effectively compete against worldwide manufactures in securing contracts for railway projects in global markets.
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