|Sumika Chemical Analysis Service, Ltd., or SCAS, was launched in 1972 as an independent institution that carries out analytical services on a consignment basis. Since then, we have grown steadily to become one of the largest comprehensive analytical services companies in Japan.
SCAS comprises a group of specialists who provide optimal solutions to analysis-related needs of clients representing all sorts of industrial sectors such as electronics, environment and measurement, automobile, food safety, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, chemical and industrial products, and raw materials.
At SCAS, we provide analysis-related technology assistance in dealing with problems that occur on a daily basis at manufacturing sites and in diverse industrial fields, and in tackling R&D challenges that have a major influence on a company's future. We believe that our principal mission is to work with these various problems and challenges from our clients' perspective and solve them effectively, such as by reducing overall costs through time-saving measures and by making R&D proposals based on our sophisticated analytical technologies and broad experience.
To fulfill this mission, SCAS employs a great diversity of specialists and highly experienced technicians, and, at the same time, operates the latest analytical devices and equipment. We are always eager to take on the challenges that our customers present us with. Let me also add that, in accordance with the international laboratory accreditation program, these services are available primarily in East Asia.
Besides these industry assistance activities, SCAS has also been contributing to a wide range of activities in the areas of environment and safety, such as helping the government and public institutions devise various policies and establish standardization programs. Innovative attitudes, scientific ways of thinking, assurance of data quality, international compliance, client satisfaction, and maintaining confidentiality-these are the fundamental rules of business that we attach particular importance to. We acknowledge that the raison d'Ítre of SCAS lies in our services being sought after as a consequence of our being recognized by our clients as a group of trustworthy experts.
I sincerely hope that total-solution services that are based on our advanced analytical technologies will help make our client companies more competitive, bring about their further success, and contribute to ensuring the safety and security of people and society, and to protecting and conserving the environment. We wish to remain a company that society needs and depends upon.