Japan Transport Engineering Company
J-TREC
Native name
株式会社総合車両製作所
Kabushiki gaisha Sōgō Sharyō Seisaku-sho
TypeSubsidiary (Kabushiki gaisha)
PredecessorTokyu Car Corporation
Founded1948
Headquarters,
Japan
Products
Number of employees
1,154 (2015)[1]
ParentEast Japan Railway Company
Websitej-trec.co.jp
Tokyu Car Corporation manufacturer's plate
Tokyu Car Corporation manufacturer's plate
Tokyu Car Corporation and Budd Company manufacturer plates on a Taiwan Railways Administration DR2800 series DMU
Tokyu Car Corporation and Budd Company manufacturer plates on a Taiwan Railways Administration DR2800 series DMU

Japan Transport Engineering Company (J-TREC) (株式会社総合車両製作所, Kabushiki gaisha Sōgō Sharyō Seisakusho, lit. "Stock Company General Rolling Stock Plant") is a manufacturer of heavy rail cars in Japan, formerly known as Tokyu Car Corporation (東急車輛製造株式会社, Tōkyū Sharyō-seizō Kabushiki-gaisha). The company is based in Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, and a member of East Japan Railway Company (JR East) group. J-TREC manufactures rail vehicles not only for JR East and Tokyu Corporation but for other Japanese operators, including various Japan Railways Group companies and international operators as well.

Tokyu Car Corporation, the predecessor of J-TREC, was founded on 23 August 1948. Tokyu Car was a licensee of early-generation (early-1960s) stainless-steel commuter EMU train body and related bogie technology from the Budd Company of the United States. Since then, Tokyu Car has specialised in stainless-steel body car technology.

On 27 October 2011, Tokyu Car Corporation announced that its rolling stock manufacturing division would be acquired by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), and the company cease operations with effect from 1 April 2012. It is to be subsequently split into two companies, Tokyu Car Engineering and Keihin Steel Works. Both companies will be subsidiaries of JR East. The remaining parts and machinery manufacturing division will be sold to ShinMaywa Industries.[2][3]

Name after selling divisions

On 2 April 2012, divisions (were inherited by subsidiaries) were sold and renamed.

Products

Besides railway rolling stock, Tokyu Car also manufactured special duty motor vehicles (such as dump trucks, trailers and vans), which was sold to ShinMaywa.

Some Tokyu Car projects:

As J-TREC:

Further reading

References

  1. ^ "総合車両製作所-会社案内". j-trec.co.jp. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ "東急電鉄、車両製造部門をJR東日本に来春売却へ". asahi.com. Archived from the original on 30 October 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  3. ^ "会社分割(吸収分割)および事業譲渡に関するお知らせ" (PDF). Tokyu Car Corporation. 27 October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 November 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2011.
  4. ^ Lopez, Melissa Luz (16 July 2019). "DOTr taps Japan bullet train supplier for Tutuban-Malolos railway". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 18 July 2019.