Shimadzu Scientific Instruments


Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation. Founded in 1875, 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. In addition to Japan, Shimadzu products are manufactured in China, the Philippines, the U.K., and in Portland, Oregon.

Shimadzu initiated a presence in the U.S. in 1963 with an office in New York City. SSI was established in 1975 in Columbia, MD as a distribution center providing analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories and lab services providers in the Americas.

Today, SSI’s focus has expanded greatly beyond distribution. Steady and controlled growth has seen the opening of nine regional offices across the United States, with technical specialists, service and sales engineers strategically situated throughout the country.

Shimadzu’s growth is a testament to our experience, technological expertise, and customer service/support. We view each customer as a partner and seek to build long-term relationships that benefit both parties. Moving forward, Shimadzu will continue to develop and manufacture analyzers 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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