Shimano (Shanghai) Bicycle Components Co., Ltd. was established in 2001 in Shanghai, China. Later in 2011, the company name changed to Shimano (Shanghai) Sales Corporation while fishing tackle business was initiated. Our main purpose is to serve the China market, create demand for Shimano Products, and expand Bicycle and Fishing culture in China market.
We are promoting Bicycle and Fishing culture through our network of bicycle and fishing tackle retailers and letting more people recognize “SHIMANO” as one of globally known brands of sport bicycle components & fishing tackles.
Shimano Iron Works, the predecessor of Shimano Inc., was established in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano in Sakai city, Osaka Japan. The first production was the bicycle single freewheel, required the greatest technical skill to produce. In 1951, the company’s name changed to Shimano Industrial Co., LTD.
We established Shimano American Corporation (current Shimano North America Holding, Inc.) as the first overseas sales office in 1965, while on the other hand Shimano Singapore Pte. Ltd. as the first overseas manufacturing base in 1973. In 1991, company name is changed to Shimano Inc. Currently we have expanded our networks worldwide with consolidated subsidiaries.
Since Shimano’s founding, Headquarters have remained in Sakai, the city of Shimano’s birthplace. Shimano Inc. is headquarters and has a wide range of functions, including planning, development, design, manufacturing, and various other support functions for supplying bicycle components, fishing tackle and rowing equipment.