About Us

Shakespeare About Us

Company Profile

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® operates under the Jarden Applied Materials group. Our global headquarters is located in Columbia, South Carolina (USA).


Customized Solutions

While our extensive product portfolio will cover a broad range of customers, we also offer customized solutions for special applications. Please contact your Shakespeare® representative for more details.



About Newell Brands (Parent Company)

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate®, Sharpie®, Dymo®, EXPO®, Parker®, Elmer’s®, Coleman®, Jostens®, Marmot®, Rawlings®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Oster®, Sunbeam®, FoodSaver®, Mr. Coffee®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products®, Graco®, Baby Jogger®, NUK®, Calphalon®, Rubbermaid®, Contigo®, First Alert®, Waddington and Yankee Candle®. Driven by a sharp focus on the consumer, leading investment in innovation and brands, and a performance-driven culture, Newell Brands helps consumers achieve more where they live, learn, work and play.  For further information about Newell Brands visit the company’s website, www.newellbrands.com.

Shakespeare Quality

Our inspiration comes from more than 100 years of passion and experience, and our dedicated engineers continue to innovate and apply sophisticated electrical engineering into our products.

Our quality systems are consistent throughout our global manufacturing footprint, so that your experience with our products is consistent no matter where the product is manufactured. We maintain our ISO 9001 certification as the baseline and raise the bar even higher to ensure best-in-class quality.


Our exclusive white fiberglass radomes seal out moisture, prevent corrosion, and are protected by high-gloss polyurethane so that you can experience years of trouble-free operation.

Navy and Coast Guard professionals trust our antennas every day – and you should too.