Providing Safe and Secure, Clean, Comfortable Movement of People and Transportation of Goods by Land, Sea, and Air

As a manufacturer of various modes of transportation, including ships, rolling stock, aerospace systems and motorcycles, Kawasaki seeks to respond to the greater movement of people and goods, paralleling globalization, while reducing risk to the environment.


Ships

2030 Target

  • LNG- or hydrogen-fueled ships built annually: one

Fiscal 2018 Results

  • LNG-fueled ships: at commercialization stage
  • Hydrogen-fueled ships: Part of R&D efforts

Vision for 2030

Contributing to a significant decrease in emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulfur oxide (SOx) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from ships through provision of marine vessels that run on LNG or hydrogen.

Activity snapshot

Ships

We are developing ships that use LNG for fuel to address restrictions on emissions of NOx and SOx from ships to prevent air pollution over the sea. The use of LNG presents a dramatic reduction in SOx compared with emissions released when heavy oil is used as fuel, while CO2 emissions are 20 to 30% less. As a result, the use of LNG helps to prevent the worsening of global warming. LNG-fueled ships are a practical alternative now, as we have moved into the commercialization stage. We are also working on the development of ships that will use hydrogen—the ultimate in clean energy—as fuel. Ships powered by hydrogen can operate without emitting any CO2 at all.


Rolling Stock

2030 Target

  • Number of rolling stock units delivered: 1,000

Fiscal 2018 Results

  • Number of rolling stock units delivered: 494 (excluding container cars: 262)

Vision for 2030

Helping to build a better global transportation infrastructure by manufacturing rolling stock that is safe and comfortable to ride in, highly reliable, excellent in terms of lifecycle cost efficiency, and saves energy, to minimize the burden on the environment.

Activity snapshot

Rolling Stock

We will promote participation in high-speed train projects at home and abroad and will continue to provide rolling stock to customers in Japan, North America and markets in Asia where we already have a solid presence, while raising our profile in emerging countries in Asia on projects to build new rolling stock infrastructures. In addition, we will look into technology for monitoring trains in operation that incorporates sensing capabilities, image analysis and IoT technology, to contribute to the realization of train systems boasting excellent cost efficiency over the entire lifecycle.


Aerospace Systems

2030 Target

  • Provide environmentally conscious aircraft, helicopters and engines to the market, and expand the scope of participation in development of these products

Fiscal 2018 Results

  • Components for Boeing 787: 141 units sold
  • Sales of BK117 units: Three finished units and component parts for 78 units
  • Shared production of low fuel consumption engines Trent 1000, Trent XWB, and PW1100G-JM

Vision for 2030

Providing air transportation systems combining excellent environmental performance with high safety and reliability.

Activity snapshot

Aerospace Systems

Through our participation in the development of Boeing 787 and 777X aircraft as well as engines, such as the Trent series for Rolls-Royce plc and Pratt & Whitney’s PW1100G-JM, we will play a part in the steady supply of low fuel consumption aircraft and low fuel consumption engines. We will also focus on production and sale of the BK117 low-noise helicopter. We are keen to participate in joint international development of new, environmentally cons.


Motorcycles

2030 Target

  • Provide motorcycles with advanced rider-support features, such as Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), as well as motorcycles powered by clean energy, including electric motorcycles and hybrid motorcycles.

Fiscal 2018 Results

  • Such models are under development

Vision for 2030

Developing, manufacturing and delivering environmentally friendly motorcycles, as well as models with “fun-to-ride” appeal and advanced rider-support features.

Activity snapshot

Motorcycles

The underlying philosophy that drives product development at Kawasaki is built on “Fun to Ride,” “Ease of Riding” and “Better Environmental Performance,” and we are working to improve motorcycle performance, enhance rider-support features and respond to tougher standards on exhaust gas, noise and other environment-related regulations. With regard to C-ITS performance, Kawasaki joined the Connected Motorcycle Consortium, established by the motorcycle industry to focus on development, and a concerted effort is being directed toward putting C-ITS-compliant motorcycles on the market as soon as possible. For electric motorcycles, hybrid motorcycles and other motorcycles powered by clean energy, we are building prototypes with future market potential and running tests to evaluate performance.


 
The Kawasaki Group will also contribute to fulfilling the SDGs shown to the left, utilizing the capabilities of our business segments.

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