30.10.2012 | DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia, and WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company have expanded their strategic regional partnership. As of October 2012, DKSH is responsible for the distribution of WACKER’s complete silicones portfolio for personal care applications covering the whole of South East Asia.
Zurich, Switzerland, October 30, 2012 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, and WACKER, the Munich-based chemical company, have expanded their partnership. Under an exclusive distribution agreement, DKSH will market WACKER’s Silicones products used in personal care applications throughout South East Asia.
WACKER is an independent and globally active company, producing and selling chemical products. The company engages in scientific research and is a leader in their core fields, which include semiconductors, polysilicon, polymers, silicones and specialty chemicals. With a range of over 3,000 silicone products, WACKER Silicones ranks among the world’s largest manufacturers of silanes and silicones. The product portfolio ranges from silanes through silicone fluids, emulsions, elastomers, sealants and resins to pyrogenic silicas. Thanks to their highly diverse properties, silicones offer virtually unlimited potential for intelligent, customized solutions in numerous sectors.
“We are proud that WACKER has chosen to extend their strategic partnership with us. This is a confirmation of our value added services as a key distribution partner. Thanks to our unparalleled footprint in Asia, we are looking forward to leveraging on our size, experience, and industry know-how to provide further tailored services and exceptional distribution opportunities to expand WACKER Silicones’ reach in the South East Asian markets,” says Mario Preissler, global Head Business Unit 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 20 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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