Chairman and CEO Gon-emon Kurihara, President and COO Izumi Oi

Chairman & CEO
Gon-emon Kurihara

President & COO
Izumi Oi

JEOL has received the support from many people since our founding in May 1949 as an electron microscope development company, and celebrated our 70th anniversary in May 2019.

Progress in science and technology during this time has been remarkable, and we have worked hard to expand our business in electron microscopes, analytical instruments, medical instruments, and industrial instruments based on the founding principle "contributing to the progress in both Science and Human Society" on the basis of "Creativity" and "Research & Development".

Ahead of other manufacturers, with the global market in mind, we established a worldwide organization to facilitate sales and service activities. This effort has borne fruit, and today our instruments are being utilized everywhere in the world, and our reputation as a genuine global company has been firmly established. We will continue to enhance our global sales and service network which can meet the times and satisfy our customers' needs with speed, while also providing the optimal solutions for customers to achieve future innovation, based on our corporate message of "Solutions for Innovation".

Analytical and scientific instruments are important tools that are indispensable for the development of science and technology, as well as manufacturing. Every country is now aiming to be a science and technology-oriented nation, and we recognize the significant responsibility as a technology company to contribute to it and the achievement of SDGs. We are currently implementing YOKOGUSHI strategy that takes full advantage of our strength as a company offering high-end instruments such as electron microscopes and nuclear magnetic resonance systems. We will satisfy the increasingly sophisticated and diversified needs of our customers by providing the combinations of various JEOL products.

As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, JEOL has announced the message of "Evolving in the 70th Year". This will be achieved by expanding our business further through providing new products and solutions for larger markets like the semiconductor and industrial equipment markets, as well as the medical equipment market, based on the technologies and knowledge, which we have obtained in the academia market. Please expect our further advances as we continue to evolve in new areas.

We will continue to strive to be a company contributing to the world, and we look forward to your continued support to JEOL.