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Company History

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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 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 the 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, it 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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Reputation is the best specification.

The true test is the reputation our products have earned over a sustained period of heavy use.  An example of this is the fact that our competition and training bars have been used at the Olympic Training Center in the United States since 1996 with no bar failures and no maintenance.  Many purchasers are tempted to buy the least expensive bar they can find.  They soon realize, after purchasing several replacement bars, they could have saved money by purchasing a quality Olympic bar from the start.


1964 Olympics

1988 Olympics

1992 Olympics

1996 Olympics

2000 Olympics 2004 Olympics
World Championship 2009 2010 XIX COMMONWEALTH GAMES

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