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August 2, 2016 | News & Notices Shimadzu Corporation Starts Operation of New Analytical and Measuring Instruments Plant in Malaysia
- Strengthening Business Operations in ASEAN and India Regions

On June 17, Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan; President Teruhisa Ueda) held an opening ceremony and started operations at Shimadzu Manufacturing Asia Sdn. Bhd. (SMA), Shimadzu's new analytical and measuring instruments manufacturing plant in Malaysia.

The new manufacturing subsidiary was incorporated in Malaysia in January 2015. It is a major part of Shimadzu's efforts to drive additional business growth and achieve the goals specified in Shimadzu's medium-term management plan (FY 2014 to FY 2016), which identifies India and the ASEAN member countries as key growth markets.

By manufacturing and supplying products that are competitive in terms of quality, price, and lead times, the new plant will ensure Shimadzu's ability to achieve growth now and over the long term.

Overview of the New Manufacturing Location

Name

Shimadzu Manufacturing Asia Sdn. Bhd. (SMA)
(a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation)

Location

Sendayan TechValley, Negeri Sembilan State, Malaysia 

Building

5,350mproperty size (single story building)

Capitalization

66 million ringgit (about 2.3 billion yen)

Representative

Managing Director Norihiro Suematsu

Employees

61 in first year and 168 planned by FY 2020

Products

Spectrophotometers, chromatographs, and chromatograph mass spectrometers

Annual sales

About 2.9 billion yen planned for FY 2021

First shipments

Planned for end of September 2016

Opening Ceremony on June 17

Opening Ceremony on June 17
(Far right: SMA Managing Director Suematsu; third and fourth from right: Managing Executive Officers Maruyama and Mase from Shimadzu Corporation)