President of Shimano in USA announces two-year expansion plan
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Shimano American Corp has announced a two-year expansion plan for its headquarters in the US which it says will increase its connection to markets across the country.
David Pffeifer, Shimano American President, said the work at its Ladson, South Carolina facility will bolster its fishing operations.
He added that a stronger presence on the East Coast is necessary for key segments of Shimano’s fishing division. “The Charleston area is closer to a number of influential fresh and saltwater markets, enabling us to create a more local connection to those areas by growing the operations at our existing facility in Ladson.”
Shimano Tackle Division President Steve Ferarra said that the expansion would take between 18 to 24 months. “We will start planning the office space needs immediately, along with proposals for implementing the necessary positions. Our team is very excited to enter this next phase of our business plan by increasing our presence and connection to the East Coast markets while maintaining our operations on the West Coast.”
In October 2013, Shimano opened a 99,000sqft expansion to the Ladson distribution centre, giving it more than 202,000sqft of warehouse and office space.