Sojitz Corporation of America

1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10036
Tel: (212) 704-6778

RONY Contact:
Hiroyasu (Hiro) Ata, Vice President & General Manager
Rail & Transit Department

Sojitz Corporation is a general trading company headquartered in Japan, rooted to century-old trading companies, Nissho Iwai and Nichimen, merged in 2003. Sojitz Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses globally, including buying, selling, importing, and exporting goods, manufacturing and selling products, providing services, and planning and coordinating projects in Japan and overseas. The Group also invests in various sectors and conducts financing activities. The broad range of sectors in which Sojitz operates includes those related to automobiles, plants, energy, mineral resources, chemicals, foodstuff resources, agricultural and forestry resources, consumer goods, and industrial parks.

Specifically in the North American rail industry, Sojitz has a tradition and track record of business in marketing, supply and project management of rolling stocks and components for half a century. In 2015, Sojitz made investment in Cad Railway Industries, an integrated MRO service provider, with technical expertise and capability to work for locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars. As a shareholder and partner for Cad, Sojitz is joining RONY to expand the network with the RONY members to seek opportunities to provide valuable solutions for the industry.”