Kawasaki Logo – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is an international corporation based in Japan . It is based in two cities, Chuo-ku , Kobe and Yokohama . The company takes its name from its founder, Shozo Kawasaki and has no connection with the city of Kawasaki ( Kanagawa ).
Outside of Kobe , Japan , Kawasaki is known for the production of motorcycles and vehicles off-road , although the company and its subsidiaries also manufacture jet skis , boats , industrial plants , tractors , trains , small engines , equipment and aerospace (including military aircraft). It has been a subcontractor to work on jet aircraft (including jumbo jets) for Boeing , Embraer and Bombardier .
In 1878 Shozo Kawasaki in Tokyo Kawasaki Tsukiji Shipyard created and put thereby the foundation stone for the foundation of future economic empire. In 1901 Kawasaki produced the first steam engine in Japan before the Second World War contributed crucially to the development of the fleet that ultimately serve to the war in the Pacific.
The plane was more famous than Kawasaki for the Second World War was the Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien. After the war Kawasaki revamped its assembly line for war and definitely away from the arms industry. First built four-stroke engines with 148-150 cc. In January 1961 the first motorcycle left the factory, they were called 125 B7. Shortly afterwards resumed Kawasaki aircraft construction, but in this case was devoted to civil aviation and transport aircraft built Kawasaki C-1 and a training plane called Kawasaki T-4 for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces. Currently Kawasaki Heavy Industries is not only dedicated to the production of motorcycles, it is also one of the leading companies in developing robotic and high-speed rail .