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SAKAI, Japan (12 December) – Starting by March 2001, Shimano will offer golf clubs. The Ultegra golf clubs are made at Shimano’s production facility at the company’s headquarters in Sakai City. They will be offered consumer-direct and for a start in Japan only. Shimano entered this new business with the experience in carbon fibre technology […]

SAKAI, Japan (12 December) – Starting by March 2001, Shimano will offer golf clubs. The Ultegra golf clubs are made at Shimano’s production facility at the company’s headquarters in Sakai City. They will be offered consumer-direct and for a start in Japan only. Shimano entered this new business with the experience in carbon fibre technology it has got from its fishing tackle. Both fishing tackle and bicycle component business have big, but nevertheless limited markets, and can’t guarantee infinite growth. Another shimano product are snowboard bindings. But
due to a cooperation with wintersport partner K2 they are offered and marketed by K2 and not by Shimano. Detailed infos on Shimano’s new starting Ultegra golf club products are now available on the web under http://golf.shimano.co.jp/ (in Japanese only). (JB)

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