Company History


Founded in 1875, Shimadzu looks back on a long history and tradition of know-how, research and service. Meanwhile Shimadzu has a worldwide network of subsidiaries in 76 countries. 

A more detailed listing of Shimadzu’s history can be found at our Global Site.  


2016: 60 years of making gas chromatographs 


2016: Shimadzu’s history in IR spans many technological eras


Shimadzu Visionary


An introduction to Shimadzu´s History, based on the technologies and events marking each era, chronicled by date.

Shimadzu Visionary (website)


Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall 

Located at the northern end of the Takase River, the Kiyamachi-Nijo district (Japan) is the birthplace of Shimadzu Corporation and the location where Shimadzu provides a space where visitors can experience the atmosphere and history of Shimadzu's early years through story and theme-based exhibits. 

Read more about the Foundation Memorial Hall (website)