Consumer, product and environmental safety are the most important issues for manufacturing
companies all over the world, no matter whether in industrial, emerging or developing
countries. These challenges contribute to the bigger picture of preserving the basis
of life for mankind, flora and fauna as well as living in harmony with nature and
Each manufacturing company hosts a laboratory for ingredients, materials and product
analysis as well as quality control. These labs are equipped with high-tech analytical
instrumentation systems for detection of residues, components and substances.
Shimadzu covers the whole bandwidth of analytical instrumentation consisting of
chromatography (HPLC, GC), mass spectrometry (LC-MS, GC-MS, MALDI-TOF MS), spectroscopy
(UV/VIS, FTIR, AAS, ICP) and sum parameters (TOC). These product lines are complemented
by weighing technologies, testing machines and the biotechnology business division.
Shimadzu’s analytical instruments are used in the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology
laboratories, in the food and semiconductor industry, in research and development
as well as in process and quality control.
The product portfolio has grown organically, links many disciplines and has its
roots in the company’s innovativeness based on the creative talent of its scientists
and engineers, such as Genzo Shimadzu Jr. who was awarded as one of Japan’s ten
greatest ever inventors, and Koichi Tanaka, the 2002 Laureate of the Nobel Prize
Our tradition: Future-oriented quality solutions
Constant commitment to innovation and high-quality technologies has, from the early
days, been the key to European customers – and this still applies today. What began
with a team of five colleagues in 1968 in Düsseldorf, Germany, has developed into
a large European network with offices and trade partners in 64 cities in 34 countries
– unified by one central approach: to provide top class solutions.
Innovation goes hand in hand with comprehensive service packages and holistic applications,
as reflected in Shimadzu’s consulting and application solutions. Shimadzu produces
globally according to acknowledged quality standards and enables its customers to
work according to GLP, GMP, FDA and standard methods described in various pharmacopoeia.
Numerous world premieres and awards substantiate Shimadzu’s claim to continuously
exceed existing limits of technology and provide better and better instruments.
In each decade of its history, the company has come up with technological breakthroughs,
and in recent years has achieved an even higher clockrate of innovations based on
scientific know-how and progress achieved by academics and industry. What’s next?
Shimadzu’s R&D is driven by scientific curiosity, and designs tomorrow’s solutions - today.
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