European business restructure of Shimadzu completed

Integrated in European business structure

04-Jan-2007 - Germany

Shimadzu is completing its European business restructuring process step by step and focusing on establishing independent companies in major markets and countries all over Europe. This structure forms part of the "Strategy of the Future" formulated in 2004 in order to better support new trends and markets.


As of January 1 2007, Shimadzu Deutschland GmbH will be integrated into the European business structure. Local subsidiaries all over Europe will benefit from this process. They will have more freedom to better adjust their business processes to customer requirements and markets.

Jürgen Semmler will lead Shimadzu Deutschland GmbH as the new Managing Director. After completing his studies in Chemical Engineering, Mr. Semmler joined Shimadzu in 1987. Since 1998, he has been responsible for the analytics business division in Germany.

The Shimadzu Europe organization is based in Duisburg. Almost 80 employees are working to maintain and extend the European business structure, the commercialization of new products in Europe as well as marketing and communication.

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