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.

Shibaura products
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).