Volume 86 Issue 40 | pp. 22-23
Issue Date: October 6, 2008

Shimadzu Seeks Bigger U.S. Presence

Instrument maker strengthens life sciences focus while expanding into industrial testing
Department: Business

SHIMADZU'S ANNUAL SALES of scientific instruments of about $1.4 billion make it a force to be reckoned with. Its line of chromatographs alone brings in about $535 million each year. But in the U.S., a marketplace that Shimadzu acknowledges as the largest buyer of scientific instruments, sales of chromatographs are less than $100 million.

Takeshi Kawami, president of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI), the subsidiary that imports, distributes, and services Shimadzu instruments in North . . .

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