Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Shimadzu is a $3 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/industrial, and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. We offer a number of instruments geared to the environmental market, including water quality analyzers, gas and liquid chromatographs (GC, HPLC/UHPLC), nitrogen/phosphorus analyzers, mass spectrometers (GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS), spectrophotometers (UV-Vis, AA, FTIR, ICP), TOC analyzers, and balances. By partnering with customers, Shimadzu continues to develop and manufacture instruments that deliver results faster and more efficiently than ever before to meet the needs of researchers, scientists, and manufacturers around the globe.

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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Founded in 1875, Shimadzu is a $2 billion multinational corporation with three major divisions: Medical Diagnostics, Aerospace/Industrial, and Analytical Instruments. The Analytical Division is one of the world´s largest manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring equipment. In addition to Japan, Shimadzu products are manufactured in China, the Philippines, the U.K., and in Portland, Oregon. International sales, service, and technical support facilities are located in Germany, Singapore, Australia, China, Brazil, and Turkey, with numerous regional offices and distributors worldwide.

In 1975, SSI corporate headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland to provide analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories in North, Central, and parts of South America. In the U.S., SSI has a network of more than 50 locations providing local and regional sales, service, and technical support.

Innovative Research & Development

At Shimadzu, research and development represents the cornerstone of progress. From its inception, the Shimadzu Corporation has been investing resources to develop advanced technology to provide solutions for science, medicine, industry, and the environment. Many of our patented innovations have resulted in new discoveries and increased productivity, and have improved the quality of life the world over.

Today, Shimadzu continues the tradition as a global leader in the development of solutions for the world's technology hurdles. In 2000, we established the Genomic Research Center in the U.K. and started contract biological analysis and trials for CO2 fixation technology. In 2001, we established life sciences laboratories in Kyoto and Tsukuba to carry out medium and long-term R&D for biological instruments and reagents. At the Technology Research Laboratories, which consists of five research centers located throughout Japan, we conduct research and development that results in original cutting-edge technology.

In addition, we actively pursue joint research opportunities with universities, large corporations like Bristol Myers Squibb, and government agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Koichi Tanaka Mass Spectrometry Research Laboratory (located in Kyoto, Japan)

Headed by Koichi Tanaka, awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, this laboratory conducts research for the development of new
mass spectrometry techniques and equipment for analyzing biological macromolecules such as proteins. The aim is to broaden the scope of mass spectrometry by actively pursuing researchers and by participating in joint research projects with leading universities, research institutes, and corporations. Under the guidance of Mr. Tanaka, the spirit of discovery and foundation for success continues at Shimadzu.

Customer Training and Education Center

The Shimadzu Customer Training and Education Center (CTEC) serves as the primary educational facility for our customers. State-of-the-art interactive teaching media is employed in classroom sessions, and highly qualified instructors train customers in the operation and maintenance of their Shimadzu instruments. Course development is based on both theoretical and practical applications. We welcome and encourage colleague discussions and provide the opportunity to interact with Shimadzu product specialists.

To meet the increasing demand for more localized availability, Shimadzu offers convenient on-site training. Interactive PC-based programs have also been developed for selected courses.

Product Service and Support

The goal of the Shimadzu product support staff is to ensure our customers' success with their instruments. Highly trained field service technicians, strategically located throughout the country, are equipped to enable fast and efficient response to any situation. They are supported by experienced product engineers and applications specialists at the Shimadzu Technical Support Center in Columbia, MD.

Employment Section

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments is one of the largest suppliers of analytical instrumentation and environmental monitoring systems in the world. Our products include Gas Chromatographs, Liquid Chromatographs, Mass Spectrometers, Total Organic Carbon Analyzers, Uv-Vis Spectrometers, Fluorescence, Atomic Absorption, IR and Scanning Densitometers. In 1975, SSI Corporate Headquarters was established in Columbia, Maryland and we currently have nine regional offices coast to coast.

Corporate Mission Statement:

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will be recognized as the leader of Analytical Measurement while providing for a better quality of life.

Quality People: Our most important asset. Involvement, teamwork, a commitment to excellence and fairness are the values that govern our work.

Quality Products: Our products must always satisfy the needs of our customers through innovative design and unsurpassed reliability.

Quality Service: Our commitment to customer support is essential for customer satisfaction.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments believes that each employee contributes directly to the growth and success of the organization and, therefore, is continuously on the search for extraordinary talent.

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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2012 Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition (WQTC), 2014 Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition (WQTC), AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE 2015), Intersolar North America, Pittcon 2012, WEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference


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Industry Type:
Monitoring and Testing - Analytical Services

Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)

Over 1000

more than 1,000,000,000 €

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