IHI Shibaura was founded in 1950 by two companies, Toshiba (Tokyo-Shibaura-Engineering) and IHI (Ishikawajima Harima Industries). The company originally began as a manufacturer of light and heavy engines. Only in 1961 they completed a tractor factory for manufacturing tractors up to 40 hp, in 2-wheel and 4-wheel versions. In 1978 the first series of tractors over 50 hp were brought into production. IHI Shibaura is still a relatively young company and has grown very quickly compared to European standards.
At this moment the production takes place in three factories.
Through the years, IHI Shibaura has built a reputation as a manufacturer of pure quality products and as an important global brand in the field of professional lawn-, park- and sportfield machines.
The Shibaura programme in Europe consists of:
- an extensive range of Shibaura lawn-, park- and sportfieldmachines (for professional maintenance)
- a complete programme of Shibaura engines (for industry, shipping and machines).