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Shimano apologizes after factory fire

Published March 27, 2018

OSAKA, Japan (BRAIN) — Shimano Inc. has issued a public apology after a fire at its factory in Sakai, Japan, on Monday.

According to the company, the fire was in a surface treatment area and workers were evacuated.

"We profusely apologize to our shareholders, customers and stakeholders for all the concerns and the inconveniences that we have caused by letting this regretful accident occur," the company said in a statement Tuesday. 

"From now on, we are determined to make every effort for safe operation and work for the prevention of this kind of accident," the company continued.

BRAIN has reached out to Shimano's U.S. officials for details on the incident.

The British site, Cycling Weekly, quoted Japanese news reports saying 200 workers were evacuated and 20 fire trucks responded to the fire. The Asahi news site posted a helicopter video of the fire. 

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