In the 50th year of its presence in Europe, Shimadzu has received the NRW.INVEST Award 2018, a prestigious award from North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), Germany’s industrial heartland and most populated federal state. The company, with its European headquarters in Duisburg, received the award from Dr Andreas Pinkwart, the federal state’s Minister for Economics and Digitalization, and Petra Wassner, managing director of the NRW.INVEST economic development agency.
The NRW.INVEST Award is presented for outstanding investments and a clear commitment to the state of NRW. Shimadzu, one of the world's leading manufacturers of analytical instrumentation and medical technology, has its European headquarters in NRW. The company started in 1968 with five employees in Düsseldorf and today has grown to 230 employees in the federal state. More than 700 employees throughout Europe are supervised from Duisburg.
“We are very pleased with the award”, says Jürgen Kwass, Managing Director Shimadzu Europe, “and we are very happy to call Duisburg home. The award further confirms our brand claim of ‘Excellence in Science’, which means providing our customers with the best possible solutions for their analyses and diagnoses. Our solutions are used in patient, consumer and environmental protection as well as in product safety.”
“International investors are essential for NRW. They are important employers, drivers of innovation and economic engines at the same time”, explained State Minister Pinkwart. Petra Wassner emphasised that North Rhine-Westphalia, as a business location, is particularly interested in future technologies such as digitisation and electromobility.