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Monday, July 20, 2015
Shimano Australia opens state-of-the-art HQ
(originally posted in Angling International)
Tackle giant Shimano says that its new state-of-the-art headquarters in southern Sydney will allow it to significantly expand its operations in Australia.
The gigantic warehouse was officially opened last month and holds the full range of the Japanese group’s fishing tackle and bicycling parts. It features a high-tech automated material handling and logistics system – one of only five in operation in Australia – which allows products to be sorted, packed and distributed to retailers quickly and efficiently.
Australian magazine, Fishing World was given a guided tour through Shimano’s product information facility where the latest fishing and cycle gear is on display. Ipads linked to the big screens allow visitors to the Shimano offices to browse through websites and videos detailing product information.
Speeches at the opening ceremony noted the vision and business acumen of Shimano Australia founder, John Dunphy, who passed away earlier this year. Industry leaders acknowledged that the new building is a lasting testament to Dunphy’s legacy as one of the founding fathers of the modern recreational fishing industry.