Universal Design,
Quality Engineering
Shimabun President and CEO Nobuhide Shima

Nobuhide Shima

President and CEO

Message from President

Since our establishment, we have valued creativity and challenged the limits of technological innovation with a pioneering spirit. Over the years, Shimabun brand has won customers trust in locally and internationally as a grating specialist manufacturer with a wealth of experience and a solid track record. Customer satisfaction is our main priority that drives us to develop the latest technologies and manufacturing capabilities and contribute to the society by providing excellent products and services.

Our amazing universal design products do not provide only provide customers safe and secure but also make their usage comfortable. We always listen to our customers very carefully which help us to become stronger in various ways, in areas including quality, productivity and manufacturing technology and became more competent in the market.

We believe we can increase the company value much further by enhancing the products and expanding the domestic and overseas sales network. We will continue working together with society toward achieving our goals to enhance our corporate value and helping create an affluent society.

Company Overview

Shimabun is one of the leading grating manufacturing company in Japan. Shimabun’s gratings are built for strength and designed to perform. Since the beginning, we have focused to research and develop universal design products for residential houses and building materials sector to create comfortable and happiness towards the people of the society. What we mean by universal design products is that it is safe, easy and comfortable to use regardless any ages.

We mainly manufactures linear water drainage products both for indoor and outdoor use. We are also well known as an OEM company; manufacturing linear water drainage both for TOTO and LIXIL for the Japan market. Other than linear water drainage, we also manufacture stainless steel mirror, porcelain ceramic door handle, wood handrail and wooden rack and other sanitary products.

Over the years, we have accumulated vast experiences and developed a wide range of product line up with different materials. All the factories and manufacturing processes are carefully done in Japan. Our products are manufactured with trust and quality guaranteed. We will continuously bring you the best products that are equipped with the latest technology. Not only do we offer a wide selection of contemporary designs but also the beauty and functionality that will last you for years to come.

Made in Japan

Shimabun’s head office / main factory is based in SAGA prefecture.The prefecture is located on the island of KYUSHU, which is located at the far west of JAPAN. The company celebrates its 150th year from all the support and assistance received from the community, within JAPAN and recently ASEAN countries. We have been a manufacturer for the past 150 years, changing our main products from KAWARA (Japanese roof tiles), to distributing building materials, to now GRATING. We will keep our “MADE IN JAPAN” quality up to its perfection, and to explore the needs in our world.


Quality is the standard, safety is our priority. All of our products are made from the highest grade JIS (Japan Industrial Standard) and undergoes a meticulous manufacturing process. A very important characteristic of our products is its resilience, no matter the location or climate. Our products concept is based on universal design for residential houses and the building materials sector. What we mean by universal design is that it will be safe, easy and comfortable to use regardless of any age and place.


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