ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Nikkei Markets

Kawasaki Heavy Seeks Anchor For Shipbuilding Unit In China - Nikkei Asian Review

By Eiki Hayashi
Nikkei Staff Writer
TOKYO (Nov 13) -- Kawasaki Heavy Industries is dramatically overhauling its traditional shipbuilding business, shifting a large part of commercial shipbuilding to China in what could be a model for other ailing Japanese shipbuilders.

The main goal of Kawasaki's reorganization is to make better use of its shipyard in China, which is larger than its facilities in Japan, and better laid out, allowing for more efficient shipbuilding. Domestic production will be reduced to around 25% from 40%, with China picking up the rest.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more