Sysmex Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary of Establishment
-Gratitude for All the Support over the Past 50 Years and a Commitment to Continue Taking on Challenges toward the Advancement of Healthcare-
Sysmex Corporation (HQ: Kobe, Japan; Chairman and CEO: Hisashi Ietsugu) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment on February 20, 2018. We offer our heartfelt appreciation for the support of our customers and all other stakeholders since the time of our establishment in 1968.
In 1968, TOA MEDICAL ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (presently Sysmex Corporation), was established in Kobe as a company to sell the medical electronic instruments manufactured by TOA ELECTRIC CO., LTD. (presently TOA CORPORATION). Since that time, we have continued to expand our business in the in vitro diagnostics domain, which is essential to disease diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, we have created a global sales, service, and support network, providing our products and solutions around the world.
In 1998, we marked the 30th anniversary of our establishment by changing our company name to Sysmex Corporation, and relocating our head office. In 2008, the year of our 40th anniversary, we established Technopark, our hub for R&D, and redesigned our corporate logo. At each of these landmarks, we took another step toward the next stage.
Since the time of our establishment, we have carried forward our sense of value—building trust and confidence among all our stakeholders. This is reflected in the Sysmex Way, the corporate philosophy of the Sysmex Group, in our mission of “Shaping the Advancement of Healthcare.”
Going forward, we will leverage the skills and expertise we have cultivated in in vitro diagnostics, as we take on new challenges and apply the latest technologies to study genes, cells and proteins in the blood to realize personalized healthcare. Retaining our sense of gratitude for the past 50 years, in the next 50 years we will continue putting the Sysmex Way into practice, contributing to a fulfilling and healthy society as we work to instill trust and confidence among our stakeholders.
Please have a look at our 50th anniversary website, which introduces Sysmex’s history and provides special content aimed at enhancing the reader’s understanding of Sysmex. We will be adding information to this site on a regular basis related to our 50th anniversary activities.
50th Anniversary Logo Mark
This “50,” which incorporates a host of different elements, expresses the accumulated contributions of all the people throughout Sysmex’s history of advancement and innovation. The forward-slanting form of the design symbolizes further progress as we move onwards into the future.