Established in 1973, Shimano Singapore started out as the first overseas bicycle component assembly center for its Japanese parent company, Shimano Inc. By leveraging on the quality workforce here, Shimano has since grown into a full-fledged manufacturing plant with full design, engineering and manufacturing capabilities.
The Shimano Singapore Sales office was set up in 1996 to serve the South East Asia market. Our goals are: to ensure that Shimano always has a listening ear to provide feedback on relevant trends and needs of the South East Asia market for both bicycle and fishing products and make those a reality for our customers.
As part of the objective of developing regional cycling culture, Shimano Cycling World was officially opened in September 2015 at the Singapore Sports Hub. Shimano Cycling World is an experiential and interactive cycling gallery which aims to be the centre of cycling knowledge for everyone.
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.