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Shimadzu Medical Device Company Intelligence Report

  • March 2013
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  • Espicom Business Intelligence
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  • 36 pages

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Shimadzu Corporation is a Japan-based precision instruments manufacturer that provides various industries around the world with analytical, medical, aircraft and industrial instruments and services.

The company operates in four business segments:

Medical Systems – produces X-ray imaging systems, PET systems, CT scanners, combined PET/CT systems and ultrasound diagnostic instruments. In addition to supplying its systems to hospitals and other healthcare organisations, Shimadzu also has original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreements to supply systems to Fujifilm Corporation and Hitachi Medical Corporation. Shimadzu is the only Japanese company to manufacture PET products. Its CT systems and combined CT/PET products are only available in Japan.

Analytical and Measuring Instruments – manufactures general analytical instruments (chromatography and spectrometers) mainly for pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences; surface analysers mainly for electronics; environmental analysers for environmental preservation; and testing and non-destructive inspection machines mainly for materials.

Aircraft Equipment – provides mainly flight control systems, air conditioning systems for cockpits and cabins; and head-up-displays that provide symbols and data at eye level for fighter pilots.

Industrial Machinery – provides mainly turbo-molecular pumps installed in semiconductor and flat panel display production equipment on board, chemical vapour deposition equipment for solar cells and hydraulic equipment for forklift trucks and construction machinery.
This report focuses on Shimadzu’s Medical Systems business, which generated sales of ¥50,601 million in the fiscal year ended 31st March 2012, representing 19% of the group’s total sales. The Medical Systems business primarily competes with Philips Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Toshiba Medical Systems and GE Healthcare.

This company report provides

Key contact information
Introduction to the company and its current activities
Summary of its financial performance
Who are the company’s major competitors?
Key recent events in an “at a glance” format

Financial Review
Current year and annual financial data, including revenue breakdowns by product area and geographic region (if available)
Table providing in-depth five-year financial analysis
Employee data, including breakdown by company division and geographic location

Strategic Focus
Investigates the company’s aims and its areas of focus

Core product areas, key brands, product approvals and launches
Research and Development
How much has been invested in R&D?
Where is the research based?
What alliances and agreements does the company have and with whom?

Manufacturing and Distribution

With whom has the company reached agreements and what do they involve?
Key contracts awarded

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

Key Corporate Events

The report was produced as part of Medical Device Companies Analysis (MDCA).

Table Of Contents

Shimadzu Medical Device Company Intelligence Report

Medical Systems Business 3
Growth in China 3
Outlook for Shimadzu's Domestic Market .4
Espicom View 4
Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results .5
Sales by Business Segment .6
Sales by Geographic Area .7
Five-Year Financial Data 8
Outlook 9
Employees 9
Shimadzu Product Summary .12
Angiography 12
Fluoroscopy 14
Mobile X-ray .15
Radiography 16
CT 17
PET 17
Ultrasound 18
RandD Expenditure .19
Medical Systems RandD Activities .19
Research Agreements 19
Hokkaido University 19
Shimane University 20
National Cancer Center 20
Imaging Diagnostic Systems 23
bioMerieux 23
EDDA Technology 23
Fujifilm 24
Canon 24
Sharp Corporation and Shindengen Electric Manufacturing 24
Civco Medical Instruments (Roper Industries) .24
Evolved Digital Systems 26
Shimadzu Vietnam Medical Hi-Tech 27
Beijing Shimadzu Medical Equipment Co Ltd 27
Caliper Life Sciences 28

List of tabLes

Recent Key Events 1
Shimadzu - Annual Financial Results, FY2007-FY2011 5
Shimadzu - Annual Sales and Operating Income by Business Segment, FY2007-FY2011 6
Shimadzu - Medical Systems Sales by Geographic Area, FY2007-FY2011 7
Shimadzu - Five-Year Financial Summary, FY2007-FY2011 .8
Shimadzu - Financial Targets for FY2013 .9
Agreements Summary 23

List of Charts

Shimadzu - Annual Sales and Operating Income, FY2007-FY2011 5
Shimadzu - Annual Sales by Business Segment, FY2007-FY2011 6
Shimadzu - Medical Systems Sales by Geographic Area, FY2007-FY2011 7
Shimadzu - Medical Systems Sales by Product Category, FY2011 .11

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