Your solution provider
DKSH is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials doing business in and with Asia for nearly 150 years. As an independent solution provider, we source, develop, market, and distribute a wide range of specialty chemicals and food ingredients to business partners in specialty chemicals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries. We are present and have in-depth local knowledge across 26 countries spanning Asia, Europe, and North America.
Our dedicated Key Client Management (KCM) function provides one point of contact across our entire network and enables our resources to work for the best business interest of our clients. Our unique clients reports and market research coupled with our strong financial background have made us a reliable long-term partner. The major task of our KCM Team is to ensure that our clients can grow their business by leveraging on DKSH’s blanket coverage across Asia.
With DKSH Performance Materials, you get value beyond products and services. As your trusted partner, we deliver the insights, capabilities, results, and scale that help you achieve lasting business success. Through our comprehensive networks and global relationships, you benefit from reliable sourcing around the world with instant access to over 70 markets. And the best products at the best prices.
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Needs evolve quickly and trends shift fast in today’s competitive markets. Our 23 innovation centers formulate winning solutions that create breakthrough opportunities for you. Let our experts harness their deep industry expertise and innovation capabilities to research and develop your next product idea, value-added formulation, or application.
3,800 suppliers and 20,000 customers have already grown their businesses with us, benefiting from strategic market insights, reduced time-to-market intervals, and new revenue opportunities.
At DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, we speak your language. Our enviable team of 960 industry experts provides solutions for you across 80 locations and 26 countries, including Greater China, India, Japan, Thailand, USA, and major European countries such as Germany, France, Great Britain, Spain, and Switzerland.
What DKSH can do for you
Expand your markets with DKSH Performance Materials. We provide all essential services from global sourcing, marketing and sales to distribution and after-sales services. We offer total supply chain management and individual services, thus helping to optimize processes, develop new products, and accelerate innovation cycles.
Our services at a glance
With our long-standing business contacts and market overview, DKSH is able to develop new and alternative sources for innovative ingredients. We can locate the most suitable supplier for your needs and provide tailor-made materials for high-end applications.
Research and development
If you plan to extend and innovate your product portfolio, ask DKSH. We constantly look for new technologies and substances to help you. Benefit from DKSH expert staff that has the know-how, entrepreneurial mindset, and can-do attitude needed to deliver fast and customized solutions. Grow your business with new ideas, markets, and breakthrough products, and with the full DKSH service package. We also offer hands-on technical training support.
Marketing and sales
If your strengths are in your home market, DKSH provides all necessary marketing and sales services in foreign countries – from comprehensive market analysis and marketing concepts for new product solutions to promotional activities. With our extensive market insights, infrastructure, and long-standing industry experience, we know how to create brands that last.
Distribution and logistics
Contact us for every aspect of the entire supply chain, including import and export management, warehousing solutions, and value-added services, such as labeling and invoicing. Our logistics services also include the handling of products under special conditions. And with our data retrieval services, we make all processes as convenient as possible for everyone involved.
Our technical staff monitors plant trials at customer sites, whenever and wherever necessary.
Our Compliance & REACH experts are an integral part of the DKSH Market Expansion Services package, handling compliance, registration, and documentation for customers and suppliers. Part of this is our special competency center for the European REACH regulation which, along with our many other Regulatory Affairs Competence Centers all around the world, provides effective support for our business partners.
In-house quality management
We seamlessly manage the value chain of your products. Relying on profound experience, we have made safety, environmental protection, and quality and regulatory compliance our top priorities.
Facts and figures:
Net sales (2012)
CHF 751.0 millions
Number of specialists
80 locations in 26 countries
3,800 suppliers and 20,000 customers
Sourcing offices worldwide
Innovation centers worldwide
DKSH expands its specialty chemicals distribution network in Asia and Europe
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