Tokyu Car

Japan Transport Engineering Company
Native name
KK Sōgō Sharyō Seisaku-sho
Kabushiki gaisha
Subsidiary of JR East
PredecessorTokyu Car Corporation
Number of employees
1,154 (2015)[1]
ParentEast Japan Railway Company
Tokyu Car Corporation manufacturer's plate
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.


E235 series, built by J-TREC
Type TS701 truck of Tokyu 7000 Series EMU built under license from Budd Company in the early 1960s
NFTA LRV in Buffalo, USA
Irish Rail / Iarnród Éireann DART 8510 Class EMU

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:


Further reading[]


  1. ^ "総合車両製作所-会社案内". Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  2. ^ Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  3. ^ Archived 25 November 2011 at the Wayback Machine. 2011-10-27. Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  4. ^ Lopez, Melissa Luz (16 July 2019). "DOTr taps Japan bullet train supplier for Tutuban-Malolos railway". CNN Philippines. Retrieved 18 July 2019.

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