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State-of-the-art instruments and materials, backed by a dedicated staff: This is how Altair assists its customers to unlock the future of their testing, R&D, and high-value-added production.

  • We place the highest priority on customer satisfaction in their search for the most useful products, information, and services.
  • We strive to be corporate good citizens, always conducting our business relationships with honesty, integrity, and reliability.
  • We are dedicated to protecting the environment and to providing a safe and healthy workplace.
  • We are committed to protecting our customers' confidential information and respecting their intellectual property.
  • We respect human rights and strive to create a fair workplace, free of discrimination.

Altair was established in 1982. Our initial market and service was the ion chromatography systems of Dionex Corporation of the U.S.

At that time, ion chromatography was a new analytical method, developed in 1975 by Dr. H. Small at Dow Chemical Company. It was essentially the only analytical tool that could quickly and accurately separate and assay a large number of ion types from a small sample. Dionex's ion chromatography systems are used today in a large number of laboratories for an ever increasing number of applications in a wide variety of fields.

Altair has also been active in the field of biotechnology. In 1983, we became a distributor for Sweden's Pharmacia (now part of GE Healthcare Bio-Science). Since then, Altair has marketed a large number of cutting-edge, high-performance products for U.S. companies such as Waters Corporation, PerkinElmer Inc., Millipore Corporation, Thermo Scientific, and others. We carefully select the world's finest analytical instruments for the research community. We also provide complete post-sale service support and technical assistance.

President President and CEO: Shigeto Eda
Address Shin-Yokohama AK Building, 3-23-3 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
Postal code 222-0033
Telephone TEL +81-45-473-6211
FAX +81-45-473-2884
Date founded July 15, 1982
Fiscal year October 1 through September 30
Sales revenue 6.59 billion yen (for the year ending September 2012)
Capital 50 million yen
Total net assets 820 million yen (as of the end of September 2012)
Main banks Shin-Yokohama Branch, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Yokohama Station Branch, Mitsui Sumitomo Bank
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