The Japanese multinational Shimano is market leader in the development and production of high quality bicycle components, fishing tackle and rowing equipment. For the European head office at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven, Fokkema & Partners made an interior design with the company’s mission statement in mind: ‘to promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us’
Client Shimano
Location Eindhoven
Square 4.500
Timeline April 2016 - February 2017

While providing the physical space to experience Shimano’s products and services, the design generates mental space for employees to create dedicated campaigns for Shimano in Europe. Complementary to the new building (designed by RAU) the interior design has a technologically advanced look and feel. Vistas on nature provide the perfect backdrop for the crisp atmosphere invoked by the simplicity of the design.

In a workshop on the top floor, new products and techniques are developed which will eventually be on display for visitors in the business centre on the ground floor. Besides the interior design, Fokkema & Partners conducted the project management and developed the activity-based workplace concept.

Photography: Horizon Photoworks (interior), Paul Raats (exterior)

Vistas on nature provide the perfect backdrop for the crisp atmosphere invoked by the simplicity of the design

The Shimano Europe head office was WELL Certified at silver level in 2021

We are proud to announce the post-completion WELL certification which is in line with our general project approach: great design and sustainability start with taking the wellbeing of people in mind. The quality of space matters.

The certification, however, is firstly based on fantastic people management and community building, a healthy work environment can only support the company conviction to care for its people. It has been an honour to work for Shimano, making sure their values are embodied in the office design.