Founded in 1929, Uesaka is internationally renowned for its top quality equipment and products. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with branch offices and manufacturing in the United States. Uesaka remains a family run business with three generations of master craftsmen, designers and machinists. Beginning in 1959, Uesaka expanded its operations, forming the Uesaka Barbell Company.
Since then, Uesaka Barbell Company has been the official supplier of weightlifting equipment for the past several Olympic Games including:
- 1964 Olympic Games
- 1988 Olympic Games
- 1992 Olympic Games
- 1996 Olympic Games
- 2000 Olympic Games
- 2004 Olympic Games
Most recently the 2009 World Weightlifting Championships and the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth Games. Uesaka Barbell Company is honored to have earned the coveted category, a certification from the International Weightlifting Federation.
Uesaka Barbell Company has always been an innovator with design and function of its products. It is the first barbell company to receive an international trademark of its two piece center hub construction design. In addition was one of the first companies to offer custom logos on its bumper plates. Today we offer both custom laser engraving, as well as our newest patent pending rubber infusion lettering process, allowing direct molded lettering into its rubber discs.
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