An international dedicated team of true fender experts delivering safety critical fender systems that protect people, ships and port infrastructure. Learn more about us and the ShibataFenderTeam Group, our history, the team and career opportunities.
The ShibataFenderTeam Group is a leading international fender manufacturer with 50+ years of group experience in fender production, +100,000 fenders in service, and 90+ years of experience in the production of rubber products. Shibata Industrial, headquartered in Japan, is responsible for production and R&D, while ShibataFenderTeam, headquartered in Germany, handles design and sales. The group maintains production facilities for high-quality rubber products, steel panels and foam fenders.
The ShibataFenderTeam Group acts as a real industry partner, providing excellent products as well as technical expertise.
But our role goes beyond that of a true designer and manufacturer. We consider our clients part of the team, supporting them as partners. As such, we are with them each step of the way, from engineering customized fender solutions to the manufacturing and installation of the fenders.
Our experience has earned us a reputation as a dependable partner in the international ports, harbors, and waterways market.
HQ, regional offices and local agents
Besides group functions such as marketing, accounting and HR, the ShibataFenderTeam headquarters in Hamburg has a large sales team handling projects and orders for the EMEA region. The regional offices facilitate the local contact to customers and are located in the US, France, Malaysia, Spain and The Netherlands. They are supported by a large network of well-established local representatives on six continents. Our cooperation with local agents is based on mutual trust, loyalty and a long and close working relationship. During our biennial Agent Meeting all our agents meet with the sales teams to stay informed on industry developments and to keep up with our high internal quality standards to be the best consultants for our clients. Direct contact between all our employees and partners plays a vital role in our group’s development.
Providing safety critical fender systems, the ShibataFenderTeam Group has a strong focus on manufacturing all major components in-house, ensuring highest quality and reliability at their own production facilities. Since the early nineties, our German production facility gained expertise in steel fabrication, corrosion protection and HD-PE Sliding Fender Extrusion, and since 2014 we also produce Foam Fenders in this facility.
Our rubber fender manufacturing facilities in Malaysia and Japan have an extensive proven track record of producing high quality rubber fender products.
All staff and partners who are involved during the production of ShibataFenderTeam products are well qualified, frequently trained and further educated to keep up with the latest developments in their specific job.
ShibataFenderTeam Group’s focus
Creating and protecting value – this is the essence of what our products are meant to do. We offer the full range of marine fender products, from simple rubber profiles to highly engineered systems, as well as accessories and fixings. A strong focus lies on in-house manufacturing to offer high-quality products at competitive prices. Offering a wide range of different fender types, we are a key player in the industry.
To ensure our products up to the task, we design our fender systems with an eye for the big picture, while paying attention to every little detail. Engineering excellence means for us that our partners can be confident in expecting the best from us in all areas.
Our team of employees, partners and reputable, approved suppliers share one thing – the passion for this product and the market.