Shimadzu Opens New Site for Middle East and Africa

Shimadzu Middle East & Africa (SMEA), the Shimadzu Group’s Middle East & Africa regional headquarters, has completed the construction of a new head office. Particularly, the new site of SMEA will significantly expand the analytical laboratory and medical equipment training center.

Moreover, SMEA will expand its system gas chromatograph (GC) integration capabilities and improve its logistics functions. SMEA will further focus on strengthening the Shimadzu brand in the Middle East and Africa region and expanding GC’s sales in the oil, gas, and chemical markets. Accordingly, the company expects strong demand to stir the region.

Lab with the company’s analytical instruments such as chromatograph, mass spectrometer and optical analyzer

Supports Long-Term Growth Vision

Since its establishment in 2007, SMEA has been headquartered in Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) in Dubai. However, due to the expansion of its business and the deterioration of its offices, SMEA has newly built and relocated offices in the same free zone. Accordingly, the total floor area of the new office is about 3,800sq.m, which is about 4 times larger than the previous office. Meanwhile, the size of the lab space is about 300sq.m, which is about 5 times larger than the previous office.

Within the Lab, SMEA has expanded its communication capabilities, including a seminar room for clients and agents, and a studio that delivers webinars to clients.

Shimadzu will contribute to the development of society by providing analytical and measurement equipment and medical equipment for various applications in the Middle East and Africa, where the company expects to see long-term economic growth.

The company has invested about US$3 million for the construction of the new facility. This includes buildings and equipment.

Moreover, the equipment installed in the laboratory include gas chromatograph, liquid chromatograph, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, and liquid chromatograph mass spectrometer. In addition, the site also has spectrophotometer, Fourier transform infrared spectrophotometer, and among other sophisticated equipment.

Shimadzu Corporation has been offering solutions for the advancement of human health, the safety and security of society, and industrial development to innovate and solve societal challenges together with customers.

14 May 2024