Shimano is a leading worldwide supplier of captivating products and services for cycling-, fishing- and rowing industry. We have a very wide and successful distribution network across Europe in order to sell and service towards independent distributors, agents, OEM’s, whole sellers, dealers and even consumers. The European headquarter is located in Nunspeet, in the Netherlands.
From our founder, we have inherited an enthusiastic commitment to producing high-quality and reliable products and services. As being the European representative of Shimano, we particularly value the strength of being a team. United by a common philosophy, we all have our part in fulfilling our common goals, following common processes.
Shimano was established in 1921 by Shozaburo Shimano. Shimano began its business outside Japan during the 1930s, that is, in its early period, and established the Shimano brand in the global market. To enhance the value of the Shimano brand, we place particular priority on quality control. To maintain the consistency in our product quality, manufactured and marketed all over the world, all our operations adopt the same quality control processes. In 1972, Shimano established its first European office. Nowadays, we have steadily grown towards the Shimano Europe Group which we are now.
Concerning environmental preservation and contribution to local communities, Team Shimano members are committed to activities of their respective regions, while at the same time adhering to the common goals and policies. We appreciate initiatives taken by our Team Shimano members, and award The Value Creating Prize to a colleague who makes a considerable, consistent, social or environmental contribution to society.
To emphasize our Team Shimano-spirit, our employee association organizes social activities to strengthen the relationship between colleagues. Next to this, our sports committee facilitates in activities to train, join clinics and participate in events together!