Over the past 90 years, Shimano has established itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of bike components.
To promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us.
Shimano Inc. is a global producer of bicycle components, soft wear and accessories. No matter if you are a road racer, mountain biker, commuter or if you ride your bike for recreation: Shimano products improve your performance and make cycling more enjoyable.
Shimano components have meant a lot in the improvement of technology for racing bicycles, mountain bikes, city, comfort and trekking bicycles. By using advanced technology, resistance is minimized and rider energy is transmitted more efficiently into speed. New developments are being carried out over the complete range of our products so every cyclist can benefit from them.
Shimano is famous for its “Systems Engineering”. This means that all components are developed in such a way that they function perfectly together and with the human body. The result is improved control, a faster response, more efficient use of rider energy and a general feeling of precision and harmony. You feel the difference when you ride a bike with Shimano components.
Besides bicycle components, Shimano also produces fishing tackle and rowing equipment. Our corporate philosophy is based upon the development of products that support people in enjoying outdoor activities in the natural environment.
Shimano is founded in 1921 in Osaka, Japan. The company has at this moment for about 11.000 employees, spread over 36 bases in 22 countries. Shimano has currently 12 manufacturing facilities in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, China, USA and Czech Republic. The head office of Shimano in Europe is located in Nunspeet, The Netherlands.