About GL Sciences

Corporate Profile

Profile

Company Name

GL Sciences Inc.

Foundation

February 1, 1968

Stock Market Listing

Tokyo Stock Exchange Second Section (Code: 7705)

Head Office

Shinjuku Square Tower 30F,
6-22-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-1130 Japan

Directors

President Yoshihiro Nagami (Representative Director)
Managing Director Shoichi Ryo
Director Toshio Kurokawa
Director Takao Tamura
Director Ikunobu Sonoda
Director Osamu Serizawa
Director
Audit and Superviory Committee Member
Shoji Takaoka
Kazuaki Kagohara
Noriei Mitomi

Capital

JPY 1,207,795,000

Number of Employees

880 (including groups), 440 (GL Sciences) (March 31, 2018)

Main Business

  • Gas/liquid chromatography equipment, pretreatment equipment, components, fillers, analytical columns, solid phase, peripheral equipment
  • Cells for spectrophotometers and quartz products
  • Semiconductor-related analyzers
  • Bio-equipment and components
  • All other related products


Company History

  • February,
    1968

    The Gas Chromatography Industrial Co., Ltd. was first established for the manufacture and sales of chromatograph column packing material and consumable parts with a capital investment of 1,500,000 JPY.

  • April,
    1975

    Construction of the Musashi factory was completed in Iruma-City, Saitama and manufacture was moved from the Tokorozawa factory.

  • October,
    1976

    Established the, Gas Chro Yamagata Co., Ltd. subsidiary in Yamagata-City, Yamagata Prefecture.

  • April,
    1986

    Construction of a new factory in Fukushima (first stage construction) in Fukushima Industrial Park Fukushima City, Fukushima and part of the Musashi factory was moved there.

  • October,
    1990

    Changed the company name from gas Chromatography Industrial Co., Ltd. to GL Sciences Inc.

  • April,
    1991

    Changed the name of a subsidiary of Gas Chro Yamagata co., Ltd., to Techno Quartz Inc.

  • November,
    1994

    Moved to our new head office at 6-22-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku.

  • December,
    1996

    Acquired AI Technology Inc. which is a development-oriented manufacturer of non-contact IC cards and associated equipment.

  • February,
    1998

    Achieved ISO 9001 certification, the international standard for quality assurance and quality control at the Fukushima factory.

  • March,
    2002

    Acquired ATAS in the Netherlands as a subsidiary company, and changed the name to ATAS GL International B.V.

  • August,
    2004

    Achieved ISO 14001 certification, the international environmental standard.

  • February,
    2005

    Established GL Sciences, Inc. USA at California in the US as a subsidiary company.

  • March,
    2005

    Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Second Section.

  • September,
    2006

    Formalized a business agreement for the manufacture of analytical instruments and laboratory equipment with Shimadzu Corporation, agreed as a capital joint venture.

  • July,
    2007

    Established joint venture sales agreement for sample pretreatment and consumable products for use with analysis equipment between GL Sciences Laboratory Supplies Co., Ltd (Shanghai) and Shimadzu (Hong Kong) Ltd.

  • April,
    2014

    Company name of ATAS GL International B.V. has changed to GL Sciences B.V.

  • April,
    2017

    Acquired FLOM in Japan as a subsidiary company.