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Shimadzu bags APAC mass spectrometry company of the year award 2 times in a row


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Singapore, 13th October 2016: Shimadzu, the longest serving analytical instrument manufacturer in the world since 1875, and a global leader in providing scientific equipment, testing machines, balances and medical equipment, has received the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Mass Spectrometry (MS) Company of the Year award. This is the second consecutive time that the Asia Pacific subsidiary of Kyoto-based Shimadzu Corporation, called Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd was bestowed the business leadership award.

The award was given for Shimadzu's state-of-the-art Mass Spectrometry technologies, which has also won several accolades worldwide. Interestingly, Shimadzu's Koichi Tanaka is also the only person in the world to have won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for pioneering MS analyses of biological macromolecules in 2002.

Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, which operates across 18 countries in APAC, ventured into providing MS technology to its customers in the year 2010. It has since emerged strongly as one of the most sought after MS leader in the region.

Two key factors were evaluated while deciding on the Company of the Year Award - 'Visionary Innovation and Performance' and 'Customer Impact'. While Visionary Innovation and Performance included criteria like Addressing Unmet Needs, Visionary Scenarios Through Mega Trends, Implementation Best Practices, Blue Ocean Strategy and Financial Performance; Customer Impact considered criteria like Price/Performance Value, Customer Purchase Experience, Customer Ownership Experience, Customer Service Experience and Brand Equity.

Mr Kiminobu Imura, Managing Director of Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, said that, "It is huge honor for us to receive the prestigious 2016 Frost & Sullivan APAC Mass Spectrometry Company of the Year award. The fact that we have been awarded this for the second consecutive year proves that our innovations in Mass Spectrometry continue to be the best in the world. I would like to congratulate every member of the Shimadzu Family for their dedication in working towards the company philosophy of "Contributing to Society through Science and Technology". The 2 awards in a row by Frost & Sullivan reinstates our commitment towards our customers in line with our company's slogan. 'Excellence in Science' is not just our motto but is a way of life for us at Shimadzu."

Mr Prem Anand, Senior General Manager, Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, highlighted that, "We would like to thank Frost & Sullivan for recognizing the strength of Shimadzu's Vision, Innovation, Performance and Customer Impact. MS is the latest frontier of scientific technologies on which the Analytical Industry has been relying on. All of us at Shimadzu work towards making this frontier more efficient and affordable for all our esteemed customers. We diligently follow our Corporate Philosophy of 'Contributing to the Society Through Science and Technology' and believe that with 'Excellence in Science' we can transform the way analytical chemistry is experienced in labs. Shimadzu is the future."

Ms Sandhya Nargund (Sandy), Senior Manager, MS and Chromato, Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd, while receiving the award said that: "It gives me immense pleasure to reveal that in continuation with our commitment to provide state-of-the-art innovations, we have launched the new ICPMS-2030 this year and also plan to launch many more advanced instruments featuring Mass Spectrometry technologies in the near future. Shimadzu has always provided the best quality of products and services to its customers and winning this prestigious award 2 times in a row proves the same. Thank you Frost & Sullivan for recognizing the true leader in the analytical industry."

About Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) is a subsidiary and the Asian headquarter of Shimadzu Corporation, which was founded in 1875 in Kyoto, Japan. The subsidiary was established in 1989 in Singapore as a distribution centre providing analytical solutions, scientific equipment, testing machines, balances and medical equipment to a wide range of laboratories. A fast paced growth of business in the region has seen the opening of 3 subsidiaries in India, Malaysia and the Philippines with application specialists, technical and sales engineers spreading across 18 countries throughout the region including, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar, Brunei. Additionally, the company operates via a wide and carefully selected network of local distributors in every country in the region.

The company's instruments are relied upon by researchers all across Asia from large multinational organisations to local academic research universities and a long list of local, state and central laboratories. Through adoption of scientific inventions and cutting-edge technologies, Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) provides its corporate clients with the highest quality in product standards and delivers excellent customer support services in accordance with its motto - 'Excellence in Science'.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr Saptarshi Chaudhuri (Bob)
Marketing & Communications
Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte Ltd
Mobile: (+65) 9273 6168
Email: saptarshi@shimadzu.com.sg

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