60th GC anniversary

60 years of making gas chromatographs based on technical expertise represented
by “Made in Japan” Shimadzu Corporation manufactured the first gas chromatograph released in Japan.

1957 GC-1A
1966 GC-4A
1981 GC-8A
1987 GC-14A
1992 GC-17A
2000 GC-2010
2004 GC-2014
2009 GC-2010 Plus
2010 GC-2025
2013 Tracera

Since then, Shimadzu has continued to develop gas chromatograph products for over a half-century of Shimadzu’s 140-year history.

This tradition of excellence and quality continues until today, with various GC systems available and tailored to meet most customer’s needs.

It represents a combination of the manufacturing spirit and solid technical capabilities of Shimadzu and Japan, backed by the reliability for which “Made in Japan” has become known.

1875
Established and starts manufacture/sale of physics and chemistry instruments
1877
Succeeds in Japan’s first manned balloon flight
1896
Succeeds in taking radiographs
1909
Builds Japan’s first medical X-ray apparatus
1929
Develops Japan’s first industrial CO2 gas recorder
1934
Develops Japan’s first glass spectrograph
1936
Starts manufacture of Japan’s first industrial X-ray apparatus WELTES
1947
Starts manufacture of Japan’s first electron microscope
1950
Starts manufacture of Japan’s first direct reading balance
1952
Starts manufacture of world’s first photoelectric spectrophotometer
1956
Starts manufacture of Japan’s first gas chromatograph
1957
Japan’s first gas chromatograph GC-1A launched
1961
Develops world’s first remote-controlled X-ray fluoroscopy system
1973
Starts manufacture of TOC water quality analyzer
1974
Chromatopac C-1A (world’s first) launched Starts manufacture of atmospheric pollution monitor
1978
Starts manufacture of liquid chromatograph
1981
Gas Chromatograph GC-8A launched
1985
Discovers soft desorption ionization methods
1987
Gas Chromatograph GC-14A launched
1992
Gas Chromatograph GC-17A launched
2000
Gas Chromatograph GC-2010 launched Focus starts on life sciences, semiconductors/FPD, and environmental solution businesses
2001
MALDI mass spectrometer AXIMA Series launched
2002
Koichi Tanaka awarded Nobel Prize for Chemistry
2004
Gas Chromatograph GC-2014 launched Starts manufacture of world’s first X-ray diagnostic system equipped with direct conversion flat panel detector(FPD)
2006
Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph 50th anniversary
2009
Gas Chromatograph GC-2010 Plus launched
2010
Gas Chromatograph GC-2025 launched
2013
Gas Chromatograph Tracera launched
2016
Shimadzu Gas Chromatograph 60th anniversary.

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