To this day, their tradition of handmade helmet production continues. All Shoei helmets and helmet parts are made in Japan by hand. Each Shoei helmet, while manually assembled, undergoes an elaborate process that combines the skills of more than 50 factory workers.
Despite this manual process, innovation is one of the company’s strongest values, being one of the pioneers of lightweight carbon-fibre helmets during the 1970s. Their GRV helmet was the first motorcycle helmet to use carbon fibre and Kevlar material. They are also recognised for developing the first coverless shield system and Dual Liner Ventilation system.