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DKSH to supply the European photovoltaic market with high-performance materials

08.08.2011 | DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia, and Beijing-based Tonsan Adhesives Co., Ltd., a market leader in producing high-performance engineering adhesives, have entered a strategic distribution alliance to market silicon based sealants and adhesives used in photovoltaic module assembling in Europe.

Zurich, Switzerland, August 8, 2011 – DKSH and Tonsan have agreed to expand their strategic partnership with a new agreement for the European photovoltaic market. Built on a relationship that started in early 2011, this agreement marks a new phase in the collaboration where DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, will distribute Tonsan’s high-performance sealants and adhesives used for photovoltaic module assembling in Europe.

Thanks to DKSH’s excellent technical know-how and proven credentials as a first-class service provider, both companies are confident that Tonsan will be established as a leading supplier of sealants and adhesives for the European photovoltaic industry in the near future.

Tonsan’s high-performance and durable products are very cost competitive, which has let to Tonsan establishing itself as the number one provider of such adhesives domestic Chinese module market in terms of market share.

“For our customers, this cooperation gives them further leverage to meet the increasing competitive environment in the challenging photovoltaic industry in Europe. Together with Tonsan we are fully committed to gain an important market share of photovoltaic sealants and adhesives,” says Natale Capri, Global Head Business Line Specialty Chemicals Industry.

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. As the term "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets.

With 610 business locations in 35 countries – 590 of them in Asia – and over 22,500 specialized staff, it is one of the top 20 Swiss companies ranked by sales and employees. In 2010, DKSH generated a transaction value of nearly CHF 10 billion.

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials. The Business Unit sources, develops, markets, and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and food ingredients to business partners in the specialty chemicals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and personal care industries.

With 69 business locations in 24 countries and over 1,000 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated a transaction value of around CHF 749 million in 2010.



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