Since 1897, Shakespeare® has been a leader in quality and innovation. William Shakespeare Jr. started the company as a fishing reel manufacturer, but soon expanded into manufacturing of fishing line and fiberglass fishing rods. Through innovation in the fiberglass rod manufacturing, the company started making fiberglass antennas in the early 1950s and has since then grown to become the world’s leading manufacturer of marine and military antennas.
Today, Shakespeare® is a global antenna brand with a reputation for superior quality, performance and durability. With manufacturing and distribution centers in Asia, North America and Europe, we are positioned to deliver excellent service to our customers worldwide. We have a rich tradition serving both military and civilian customers globally, and we offer our customers high quality products that have been perfected through a strong collaboration with professionals, navies and coast guards since 1952.
Although we are very proud of our premier antenna portfolio, our approach to satisfying customers reaches far beyond antenna design and technology. With unparalleled focus on service and ease of doing business, there is simply no reason to look anywhere else for your antenna partner.
Shakespeare® was acquired by Jarden in 2007 and operates under the Jarden Applied Materials group. Our global headquarters is located in Columbia, South Carolina (USA).