Company Overview

Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) is the American subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (Kyoto, Japan). SSI was established in 1975 as a distribution center providing analytical solutions to a wide range of laboratories and lab services providers in the Americas. Today, SSI’s focus has expanded greatly beyond distribution. SSI maintains a network of ten regional offices strategically located across the United States, with experienced technical specialists, service and sales engineers situated throughout the country; a state-of-the-art Customer Training and Education Center; and Shimadzu U.S.A. Manufacturing, which supplies HPLC, GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, and other high-tech products to the U.S. market.

Shimadzu’s instruments are used by scientists throughout the Americas, and we count as customers some of the world’s leading institutions as well as a long list of local, state, and federal government laboratories. In addition, SSI is a leader in the academic community with a robust grant program and a SPARQ (Shimadzu Partnership for Academics, Research, and Quality of Life) program designed to build long-term relationships between the company and colleges/universities

Shimadzu’s growth throughout its history is a testament to experience, technological expertise and customer service/support. Moving forward, Shimadzu will continue to develop and manufacture instruments that deliver results faster and more efficiently than ever before to meet the needs of researchers, scientists, and manufacturers around the globe.

Corporate Mission Statement
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments will be recognized as the leader of Analytical Measurement while providing for a better quality of life.

  • Quality People: Our most important asset. Engagement, teamwork, transparency, a commitment to excellence, fairness, and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce are the values that govern our work.
  • Quality Products: Our products must always satisfy the needs of our customers through innovative design and unsurpassed reliability.
  • Quality Service: Our commitment to customer support is essential for customer satisfaction.
Company Summary
Shimadzu Scientific Instruments
Number of Employees
(410) 381-1227
7102 Riverwood Drive
Columbia, MD