Mr Takatoshi Shiraishi, a mechanical engineer and photographic enthusiast, began designing and creating his own tripods by himself in the suburb of Tokyo, Japan when he was 23 years old.

The first brand name was ALPS and then it was then changed to SLICK at the beginning of the 50s.

The company changed its name to Slik in 1974.

1948, the Birth of Slik Tripods – 72 years of tripod production