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The year 2021 marks our 30th year of direct operations in the Australasia region.


Quality at Heart - Innovation in Mind

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 the environment.

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 environmental testing (TOC). These product lines are complemented by weighing technologies, testing machines and the biotechnology business division. Shimadzu's analytical instruments are used in chemical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology laboratories, in the food and semiconductor industry, in research and development as well as in process and quality control.

The Shimadzu product portfolio has grown organically, links many disciplines, and has its roots in the company's innovation based on the creative talent of its scientists and engineers. These include Genzo Shimadzu Jr. who has been officially recognised as one of Japan's ten greatest ever inventors, and Nobel Laureate Koichi Tanaka, who won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Our tradition: Future-oriented quality solutions

Constant commitment to innovation and high-quality technologies has, from the early days, been the key requirement of our customers – and this still applies today. What began with a team of five colleagues in 1991 in Sydney and Melbourne Australia , has developed into an organisation of over 100 staff with 7 offices covering all states of Australia and New Zealand - 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 rate 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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