We have strived to contribute to people's health and well-being since our inception in 1875. To do this, we have consistently challenged ourselves to develop state-of-the-art technology that creates solutions and new values in a variety of fields. This desire is enshrined in our corporate philosophy: "Contributing to Society through Science and Technology," and we are unwaveringly committed to realizing our core management principle: "For the Well-being of both Mankind and the Earth."
Shimadzu presently offers a multitude of products, encompassing analytical and measuring instruments, medical systems and equipment, aircraft equipment, and industrial equipment, across a wide range of fields, as well as meticulous, responsive service. In addition to these core businesses, we continue to explore new ventures that will positively impact society in the future. Acknowledging the realities of an aging society and heightened interest in the well-being of individuals, and in response to the goals of ultra-early diagnosis and treatment in the field of next-generation medicine, we are focusing on the development of “molecular imaging technology” to enable detection of subtle symptoms before the onset of full-blown diseases. In addition, we fully support the realization of dreams in other technological fields. For example, in the environmental field, we are developing cleanup technologies which will not require the removal of existing buildings to rehabilitate polluted underground soil. In the field of industrial measurements, we are developing combustion measurement technology for automobile engines, an innovation that will further reduce fuel consumption. Looking forward, we will continue to cultivate new business opportunities in such fields as the global environment, energy, automotives, and IT, by promoting leading-edge seed technology development.
In addition to our R&D objectives, Shimadzu is keenly aware that the 21st century is an age of explosive globalization in which barriers are tumbling, and the world is steadily becoming a single vast marketplace. Therefore, in addition to our networks in the United States, Europe, Asia, and China, Shimadzu is now expanding into Brazil, India, Russia, and other regions. We are setting up production, sales, and service bases throughout the world, striving to become a truly global business by perfecting an organizational structure which ensures that the various needs of our customers in all regions are swiftly addressed.
Our goal from this point is to accelerate business reform; this includes strengthening our marketing power, achieving new businesses, and improving business structure while steadfastly adhering to customer feedback and ascertaining global affairs.
Keeping in mind our corporate slogan, “Best for our customers,” we at Shimadzu aim to develop into a true global business, one that is welcomed around the world.