Shakespeare Electronic Products Group-European Operations

Marine rule the waves

Company Profile

For over a century, Shakespeare® has maintained a winning tradition of getting there first with the best.  This is particularly evident today as other antenna manufacturers promote “innovations” that we pioneered years ago and now regard as standard features.  Take, for example, low angle of radiation - our engineers developed low angle techniques in marine antennas in the 1960s.  Or take fiberglass randomes, hand-soldered connections, brass and copper elements, metal ferrules for demanding conditions, or ultra-smooth and extra durable polyurethane finishes.  All were introduced, and remain superior, in Shakespeare® antennas.
Knowledgable boaters worldwide know and trust Shakespeare® innovation, performance, quality and reliability.  Command and communication centres aboard ships of the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and military services around the globe count on Shakespeare® for antenna design, technology and quality manufacture.
Our company, Shakespeare Company LLC, was founded in 1897 as a fishing reel manufacturer by William Shakespeare, Jr. and has been making fishing line and trimmer line for over 65 years.  In 2007 Shakespeare Company LLC was acquired by Jarden Corporation; a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally.  Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu Garcia®, Aero®, Berkley®, Campingaz® and Coleman®, ExOfficio®, Fenwick®, Gulp!®, Invicta®, K2®, Marker®, Marmot®, Mitchell®, Penn®, Rawlings®, Shakespeare®, Stearns®, Stren®, Trilene®, Völkl® and Zoot®; Consumer Solutions: Bionaire®, Breville®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, Sunbeam®, VillaWare® and White Mountain®; and Branded Consumables: Ball®, Bee®, Bernardin®, Bicycle®, Billy Boy®, Crawford®, Diamond®, Dicon®, Fiona®, First Alert®, First Essentials®, Hoyle®, Kerr®, Lehigh®, Lillo®, Loew Cornell®, Mapa®, NUK®, Pine Mountain®, Quickie®, Spontex® and Tigex®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit

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