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Japan-Based Shimano Inc. Expands Operations In Ladson, South Carolina

Shimano Inc., a Japan-based multinational manufacturer of products for the bicycle and sports fishing industries, is expanding its existing operations complex, 20 miles northwest of Charleston, in Ladson, South Carolina.

“Shimano’s American growth in South Carolina allows us to become personally and professionally closer to, and more deploy connected to, the largest fishing markets in the country, “Shimano American President Dave Pfeiffer said.

Established in 1921, Shimano specializes in the development, production and distribution of bicycle components, fishing tackle, lifestyle gear and rowing equipment. The company first opened its Charleston County distribution center in 2002 and expanded it in 2012.

Shimano added a 22,000-square-foot office building to its existing operations. The new facility is complete with a customer experience center where its fishing division will be able to connect directly with the market. To accommodate its continued growth, the company will be creating more than 30 new positions Charleston County.

“Our state is leading the way in economic development, and Shimano’s expansion in Charleston County is yet another testament to that. We’re thrilled to see what the future has in store for this great company, and we wish them years of continued success," Governor Henry McMaster said.

“The growth of Shimano during its 14 years in North Charleston has been truly extraordinary. Their expansion signals a next level of activity for the company, which we salute and wholeheartedly support. Charleston County will look forward to partnering with Shimano well into the future,” Charleston County Council Chairman Victor Rawl said.

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