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DKSH Extends Distribution Agreement with KRONOS in Asia Pacific

DKSH Extends Distribution Agreement with KRONOS in Asia Pacific

DKSH has extended its distribution agreement with KRONOS, a leading global producer and marketer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments, in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines. Through its distribution network and service offering, DKSH will boost business opportunities for the partnership in the four key Asian Pacific markets.

Zurich, Switzerland, May 9, 2024 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, will provide business development, marketing, sales, logistics, and distribution services for KRONOS’ range of TiO2 pigments for coatings and plastics applications in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines.

KRONOS’ TiO2 is a white pigment playing a key role in the production of paints and coatings, plastics, papers, fibers as well as in specialties such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, glass, and ceramics.

KRONOS has entrusted DKSH to grow its specialty chemicals business in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and the Philippines following their successful partnership in Portugal since 2017 and Spain since 2015. This is thanks to DKSH’s extensive distribution network, strong capabilities in marketing and sales, and logistics in the region.

Alessandro Pedemonte, Vice President, Sales MEAA, KRONOS, commented: “We are very pleased to build on our established collaboration in Europe and expand into Asia Pacific where DKSH has been a leader in the distribution of industrial chemicals for a very long time. We are confident that this extended partnership will deliver mutual and sustainable growth to both companies in all the four countries.”

Atul Nagarkar, Vice President, Global Specialty Chemicals Industry, DKSH, commented: “We are delighted to extend our partnership with KRONOS to cover four new markets in Asia Pacific. KRONOS offers titanium dioxide products that are designed to provide excellent and long-lasting performance in a variety of applications. With DKSH’s strong distribution network and value-added services, we will be able to expand the growth and market share of their TiO2 pigments in the four main markets.” 

For more information please contact:


DKSH Performance Materials
Daniel Hollister
Director, Group Marketing
Phone +44 20 8879 5500

Dennis Otto
Sales Manager MEAA, KRONOS 
Phone +49 17 3351 0716