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Shibata Fender Team

About Us.

A dedicated team of true fender experts delivering safety critical fender systems that protect people, ships and port infrastructure.   

History

1923

Shibata Rubber Inc. was established

Our mother company Shibata Industrial was founded in 1923 for the production of rubber boots. Within a short time, they have diversified into other rubber products and gained an extensive knowledge and expertise in rubber products since then. 

1923
1961

Production of first rubber fenders

Based on the broad knowledge of rubber products and the demand for fenders with defined performances, Shibata developed and commenced production of their first rubber fenders. 

1961
2006

FenderTeam GmbH was established

A team of true fender experts founded the company back in 2006. They were and still are dedicated to the industry, passionate about the product and had a proven track record in the sales of fenders. 

2006
2008

FenderTeam France S.A.S. was established

Just two years after the foundation of the company, the first regional office was opened in Paris, France. The French office took over the responsibility for all sales in France, North Africa and the French Territories.

2008
2009

Shibata becomes shareholder

The close partnership of Shibata Industrial and FenderTeam was strengthened with Shibata becoming a major shareholder in FenderTeam. 

2009
2009

FenderTeam Americas Inc. was established

Only 3 years after starting the company, the first overseas office was established. The office in the Washington, DC metro area allowed for local contact and support to clients in North and South America.

2009
2011

FenderTeam became public limited company

Following the strong growth of the company, FenderTeam went public to further strengthen the company's position in the global markets.

2011
2013

FM-Tec GmbH was acquired

FM-Tec GmbH (now ShibataFenderTeam Produktion) is FenderTeam’s production facility for steel fabrication, corrosion protection and HD-PE Sliding Fender Extrusion, based in Rechlin, Germany. FM-Tec has been working together with FenderTeam for quite some time before they got part of the SFT Group as a 100% daughter company in 2013. 

2013
2014

Establishment of F4, a Joint Venture of SFTP and MFI INC.

In October 2014 FenderTeam and Marine Fender International (Wilmington, US) decided to establish a mutual production facility for Foam Products in Germany which resulted in the joint venture F4. With the new production, which is located at the premises of FenderTeam Produktion in Rechlin, Germany,  F4 serves the growing demand for Foam Products and Buoys. 

2014
2015

Shibata became majority shareholder in FenderTeam AG

Both entities, FenderTeam and Shibata, decided to intensify their cooperation. They created a uniform global profile and thus strengthening their leading position in global markets with the new brand name ShibataFenderTeam.

2015
2016

ShibataFenderTeam Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia was established

In order to strengthen SFT's position in Asia and Oceania, the third office was founded in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Most new colleagues have already been working for Shibata for many years. The office will serve SFT's clients and customers in Austral-Asia markets from now on. 

2016
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