Innovating science
for over 125 years

Yamato Scientific America Inc.

Yamato Scientific introduced its product line to US market in 1982 under the corporate name of a leading US scientific product distributor. Yamato was a pioneer to introduce a microprocessor temperature control with self-diagnostic features, on thermal processing equipment line.

Yamato Scientific America Inc. (YSA) was founded in 1989 to offer general laboratory products to the US market including ovens, muffle furnaces, sterilizers, incubators, rotary evaporators, constant temperature baths, water circulator (chiller), cold traps, spray dryers, freeze dryers, water purifiers, stirrers, shakers, laboratory washers, plasma cleaners, fume hoods, clean benches and custom made industrial products.

On February 2006, YSA relocated to the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, California to a 17,000 sq-ft. facility to expand our inventory capacity and distribution outreach, shipping directly from our warehouse. Our Silicon Valley location provides sales, marketing and technical support to a diverse pool of industries – life science, chemical, technology, automotive, energy, pharmaceutical, governmental, academic institutions and more.

YSA Office

YSA Warehouse

YSA Showroom

YSA Service

Yamato Scientific Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Yamato Scientific Co., Ltd. was established in 1889 by Mr. Sosuke Morikawa Sr. as a trading company. Milestones include the invention of the first X-ray tube in Japan in 1915, broadening the business to the scientific community by manufacturing various glassware products, followed by development, manufacture, and distribution of R&D related scientific products which represents the foundation of our current business.

Our founder’s original ideology still continues after 125 years. “Yamato believes that science has the power to improve people’s lives and the environment in which we live in. Further, our company has a mission to provide innovative and cutting-edge technology that contributes to the development of scientific breakthroughs.”

Yamato Scientific has become one of the largest scientific product manufacturers and distributors in Japan. The company has three business categories – Scientific & Industrial Products; Analytical, Process, & Testing Products; and Laboratory Furniture. All of our products are designed and manufactured at multi location manufacturing facilities – Minami Alps, Japan and Chongqing, China under stringent quality control management and environment sustainability initiative. Our factories are certified ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO13485 to serve our global sales network.

A key element of Yamato Scientific’s growth is its strong commitment to the global marketplace. The company offers scientific products and services to customers worldwide, and is open to international opportunities.

Click here for Yamato Scientific’s 125th year anniversary video.

Innovating science for over 125 years

 

Sosuke Morikawa, Sr.

1889~1937 (Tenure 48 years)

Sosuke Morikawa, Jr.

1937~1972 (Tenure 35 years)

Tatsumi Morikawa

1972~1999 (Tenure 27 years)

Satoshi Morikawa

1999~Present

1889

1889

First Yamato Scientific Office in Tokyo
1900

1900

Yamato Initial Product Line
1906

1906

Safety Eye Drop Invention
1913

1913

First Yamato Catalog
1915

1915

Medical X-Ray Tube Invention
1919

1919

Yamato Started Exporting
1922

1922

Gold Award - Medical X-Ray tube
1929

1929

New Headquarters, Nihonbashi, Tokyo
1940

1940

Products Added to Product Line
1948

1948

Japan Distributor Network Established
1950

1950

Mimeograph Catalog Introduction
1960

1960

Water Purifier Product Development
1968

1968

Atsugi Factory Inauguration
1980

1980

Product Line
1981

1981

Yamanashi Factory Inauguration
1982

1982

Chicago Office Expansion
1989

1989

100th Anniversary of Yamato Scientific Co. / Yamato Scientific America Foundation
1990

1990

New York Factory Inauguration
2000

2000

New Product Introduction
2004

2004

Shanghai Office Expansion
2005

2005

Chongqing Factory Inauguration
2006

2006

Silicon Valley Office Expansion
2006

2006

R&D Center Inauguration
2012

2012

Nobel Prize - Yamato CO₂ Incubator, Professor Yamanaka
2013

2013

Headquarters Relocated to COREDO Muromachi
2014

2014

Yamato Scientific Award Foundation
2015

2015

Smart Robotic Lab Assistant Introduction
2017

2017

Current main product line
2017

2018