Shimano Czech Republic, s. r. o. was established in 2001 and is located in Stare Mesto, Czech Republic. At the first phase of our existence, we were an assembly plant for bicycle components. In 2003, the construction of the second phase of the factory was completed. Along with that, we extended our manufacturing programme with other processes.
Our goal is to move from performance-oriented work to knowledge-oriented work. New challenges are also our company’s goals.
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.