Shimano Inc. (7309.T) is a Japanese premium parts giant for bicycle components, fishing tackles, and rowing equipment. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is on Forbes’ Global 2000 list. Shimano operates in three business segments. Bicycle components, including freewheels, front gears, transmissions, brakes, and other bicycle components, account for 80 percent of the revenues and 83 percent of the profits.
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