QC & R&D Facilities

High quality services for our customers’ confidence.

The high quality is our unchanged everyday challenge in both product and service to customer .  We have established a dedicated Quality Assurance Office that is in-charge of companywide quality management system to ensure thorough quality management and quality assurance.

We are committed to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for pharmaceutical products. We manage and control all product Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and related documents according to ISO standards.  In addition to GMP principles we follow, we test and qualify all imported pharmacopoeia grade products at our own in-house laboratory and partly at independent testing institution.

Keeping close communication throughout our supply chains, we updates the latest stock and delivery information to maintain our Business Continuity Plan(BCP) and sustainability of hich customer service quality.

Quality Assurance Office

8F Shima Bldg, 1-18, 3-chome, Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan
Phone: +81-6-6208-0201
Fax : +81-6-6208-0209

Kobe Technical Center

5-5, 5-chome, Mitsugaoka, Nishi-ku, Kobe 651-2228, Japan
Phone: +81-78-995-7550
Fax : +81-78-995-7551


Kobe Technical Center is one of our QC base for pharmacopoeia products and pharmaceutical materials.  It carries out quality testing for liquid paraffin, petrolatum, wax, etc. to implement quality assurance.

It also performs subdivision of pharmacopoeia grade liquid paraffin as a qualified pharmaceutical factory.  All process of subdivision are managed and controlled at each stage of handling by our dedicated QC members.  Kobe Technical Center is, at the same time, an important distribution base of liquid paraffin for the stable supply to our customers.

Major Instruments:

  • FTIR
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Potentiometric Titrator
  • Mechanical Oscillator Densitometer

Cosmetics Laboratory

3F Shima Bldg, 12-14, 2-chome, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3542-3111

Utilizing locally sourced and imported materials by Shima Trading, the Cosmetics Laboratory performs R&D to create unique cosmetic formulations independently or jointly with our customers to meet their fast changing needs. The lab also carries out comparative testing of formulations and base materials to provide accurate product data to our customers on a timely manner.

We have a team of experienced experts working on product development applying unique materials like plant-based materials and polymers to find the optimal combinations with different surfactants and additives. In the fields of haircare and skincare, we study our new formulations comparatively with existing products to come up with new innovative products that are more effective and valued by consumers. 

Examples of our new products formulation:

  • Moisturizing lotion/cream
  • Face masks
  • Shampoos
  • Conditioners

Tribology Lab / UV Device Showroom

3F Shima Bldg, 12-14, 2-chome, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3542-3135

We have a dedicated showroom to showcase a range of tribology measuring equipment of PCS Instruments (UK) . Other than equipment demonstration, we also offer sample testing and operation training. 

With increasing demands for the precise measuring in tribology, we remodeled the showroom  in 2015 and upgraded our after-sales service to provide speedy delivery of consumables and parts.  In 2016, we added the ultraviolet water sterilizing system from Atlantium Technologies Ltd. to the display.

Tribology measuring units:

PCS Instruments, U.K.

  • EHD: Elasto Hydrodynamic Lubrication Tester
  • MTM: Mini Traction Machine
  • USV: Ultra Shear Viscometer

Ultraviolet Water Sterilization System:

Atlantium Technologies Ltd.

  • HOD: Hydro-Optic Disinfection System

Performance Materials Lab

F-201 Osaka Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
7-1, Ayumino-2, Izumi-city, Osaka 594-1157
Phone: +81+6-6208-0222 (Shima Trading)

We recently established this laboratory mainly to develop new type of anticorrosive and environment-friendly paints for civil engineering and construction.

Utilizing the advanced facilities of the Institute the lab is located, we also offer examinations and joint development of functional materials to meet various needs of the market.

Developed products in actual application:

  • Water-based inorganic zinc rich paint
  • Inorganic heat-resistant coating
  • Interior material using natural materials

Independent Testing Institution
Japan Pharmaceutical Traders’ Association

The association was established in 1963 to guarantee the safety and quality of pharmaceuticals imported into Japan and to operate Registered Laboratories recognized by the Minister of Health, Welfare, and Labor.  Shima Trading has been a Board member of the Association since its establishment. We perform GMP-compliant quality testing for a part of our imported pharmaceutical products in cooperation with this Association.