30.10.2012 | DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and Clariant, a world leader in Specialty Chemicals, based in Muttenz, Switzerland, have entered into a regional distribution partnership covering India, the Philippines and Vietnam for the
Industrial & Consumer Specialty Business Unit.
Zurich, Switzerland, October 30, 2012 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, has started a strategic partnership with Clariant. Under a distribution agreement with Clariant’s Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, DKSH will market their consumer care, and paints and coatings product portfolios in India, the Philippines and Vietnam. DKSH Performance Materials will be leveraging its comprehensive distribution footprint in Asia to provide tailored services and exceptional distribution opportunities for Clariant.
Clariant’s paints and coatings segment supplies emulsifiers to the emulsion polymerization industry, state-of-the-art dispersing agents for pigment preparation manufacturers and other additives such as foam control agents, wetting agents, special solvents as well as special-effect additives for the paints and coatings industry. In the agricultural field, Clariant supplies a wide range of adjuvants and inerts to agricultural chemical producers. In the consumer care area, Clariant offers a complete range of ingredients for cosmetic and home care formulations. The products are attractive in sensorial attributes and easily processed, as well as being safe and ecologically friendly. Additionally the portfolio consists of formulation concepts for all kinds of skin, hair and home care applications.
“We are pleased that Clariant has chosen DKSH as their Market Expansion Services partner in Asia. We have a strong customer base that has been established over nearly 150 years of doing business in Asia, and we are confident that our local business partners will be excited about the opportunity to have access to Clariant’s personal care, and paints and coatings products through our extensive distribution network,” comments Cori Diaz, Vice President Key Client Management, DKSH Performance Materials.
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. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich, with 650 business locations in 35 countries – 630 of them in Asia – and 26,000 specialized staff. In 2011, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 7.3 billion.
DKSH Performance Materials
Business Unit is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, covering Europe, Americas, and the whole of Asia. The Business Unit sources, develops, markets, and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and food ingredients to business partners in the food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and specialty chemical industries. In addition, it creates innovative and cutting-edge concepts and applications at 23 innovation centers located worldwide. With 80 business locations in 26 countries and over 1,000 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated net sales of CHF 697 million in 2011.
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