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Shimadzu Corporation. (8/1/16). "Press Release: Shimadzu to Strengthen Its Measuring Instruments Business in Brazil, Acquired Local Distributor and Aims to Expand Business".

Region Region São Paulo
  Country Brazil
Organisations Organisation Shimadzu do Brasil Comercio Ltda. (SBL)
  Group Shimadzu (Group)
  Organisation 2 SINC do Brasil Instrumentaçâo Cientifica Ltda.
  Group Shimadzu (Group)
Products Product analytical instrument
  Product 2 mass spectrometer
Index term Index term SINC do Brasil–Shimadzu: investment, 201604 acquisition $12m acquisition of all shares + incl relocation cost by Shimadzu do Brasil Comercio

Shimadzu Corporation acquired SINC (SINC do Brasil Instrumentaçâo Cientifica Ltda.), a local distributor, via its Brazilian sales subsidiary SBL (Shimadzu do Brasil Comercio Ltda.) on April 29. Shimadzu has invested US$ 12 million in SBL, not only to purchase SINC but also to move its headquarters to Barueri in the state of Sao Paulo. This will involve construction of a new laboratory, which aims to provide performance evaluations and develop analysis methods, and expansion of a training facility for customers. These developments are designed to strengthen sales and customer relations within the analytical and measuring instruments business in Brazil and throughout South America as a whole.

SBL was founded in 1988, and for the past 28 years has shared with SINC the work of sales and service to Shimadzu's analytical and measuring instruments in Brazil. The purchase of the company will allow direct sales by the manufacturer, as well as development of new private-sector markets and strengthening of aftermarket business, thereby further expanding business results in South American markets, including Brazil, where medium to long-term growth is expected.

Outline of SBL's Acquistion of SINC

> SBL has purchased all shares of SINC, and will absorb and merge with SINC during the current fiscal year.

> Total investment: US$ 12 million, including the cost of relocating the headquarters, building a new laboratory, constructing a training facility, and purchasing SINC.

> Integration of domestic business premises within Brazil, and construction of new premises to create a structure incorporating eight premises (SBL currently has four premises).

> Performance target: For fiscal 2019, BRL 140 million (US$ 40 million, calculated at BRL 3.5 to US$ 1) in independent sales by SBL.

Shimadzu Corporation and SINC shake hands. From left, Mr. Fujii (Director of SBL), Mr. Juarez (Director of SINC), Mr. Takayanagi (Director of SLA), Mr. Nakamine (Director of SBL), Mr. Antonio (Director of SINC), Mr. Matoba (President of SBL), and Mr. Miura (Managing Executive Officer of Shimadzu Corporation).

Company Information

Shimadzu do Brasil Comercio Ltda.
(Shimadzu Corporation's corporate entity in Brazil)
Head Office: City of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Established: 1988
No. of employees: 99
Sales: BRL 45.293 million (2015)

SINC do Brasil Instrumentaçâo Cientifica Ltda.
Head Office: City of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Established: 1985
No. of employees: 96
Sales: BRL 44.335 million (2015)

Record changed: 2016-09-18


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