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DKSH Signs Exclusive Agreement with Döhler for the Distribution of Pectins and Fruit Fibers in Switzerland and Austria

DKSH Signs Exclusive Agreement with Döhler for the Distribution of Pectins and Fruit Fibers in Switzerland and Austria

DKSH has entered an exclusive partnership with Döhler GmbH, the Germany-based global manufacturer, marketer, and provider of technology-based natural ingredients, ingredient systems, and integrated solutions for the food, beverage, and nutritional industries. The agreement has the aim of expanding the distribution of pectins and fruit fibers in Switzerland and Austria.

Zurich, March 2, 2023 – DKSH's Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has entered an exclusive collaboration with Döhler GmbH's Texturants business unit. Under the terms of the agreement, DKSH will provide distribution, marketing, and logistics of pectins, fruit fibers, and fruit powders for the food industry in Switzerland and Austria.

Among other products, Döhler GmbH develops pectins, citrus and apple fibers, texturizing fruit powders, and other natural ingredients. These products are used in various foods, such as yogurts, jams, baked goods, meat products, and smoothies. Döhler's pectins and fibers are made from natural raw materials, contain no additives, and are therefore ideally suited for formulations that do not have any E numbers. The company is accredited with international certifications to guarantee the highest food safety standards for all products.

The cooperation with DKSH enables Döhler to market and expand the texturants segment in Switzerland and Austria. DKSH will also provide technical expertise to Döhler via its Food & Beverage Ingredients team in Zurich.

Döhler Group commented: "The cooperation with DKSH Switzerland enables our customers to have quick access and service support in the field of texturants. In this way, they benefit from natural and innovative products as well as DKSH's combined expertise and experience in the broad range of applications.”

Sandro Meier, General Manager Performance Materials, DKSH Switzerland, added: "Thanks to the cooperation with Döhler, we can offer our customers specific solutions in a wide variety of food applications. Our large customer base in Switzerland and Austria will immediately benefit from the combined efforts of Döhler, as an experienced partner, and DKSH, as an expert in the field of food fibers and solutions.”