DKSH Expands Distribution Agreement with ABITEC Corporation for 17 Markets in Europe

DKSH has expanded its partnership with ABITEC Corporation, a leading US ingredients supplier, to provide its specialty lipids in key markets across Western Europe.

Media release

Zurich, September 16, 2021 – DKSH's Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, will provide marketing and sales, distribution and logistics, business development, and customer management for ABITEC's specialty lipids for food, beverage and nutritional supplements in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

ABITEC's trademarked specialty lipids include Capmul, Captex, Caprol, Acconon, Sterotex, Nutri Sperse, Hydro-Kote and Pureco. The range is produced in ISO-certified facilities in accordance with cGMP and IPEC guidelines. The products' application areas vary from pharmaceutical, nutritional, and cosmetic products, to the manufacturing of a wide choice of liquids, semi-solids, solids, and powders.

DKSH was chosen for its expertise in the food and beverage industry and proven track record as a key distribution partner for ABITEC's lipid-based excipients and nutritional supplements in Thailand, Spain, and Portugal.

Damon Dalrymple, Managing Director Europe and Asia, ABITEC, commented: "ABITEC's relationship with DKSH has continued to evolve over the years, and since formalizing our partnership in 2018, it has been a successful collaboration in the pharmaceutical space and in nutritional supplements. The positive experience and results have only further justified our strategic approach to continue our growth in new emerging markets. DKSH has extensive knowledge and insight into these chosen markets and possesses a top-notch logistic infrastructure that will allow ABITEC a strategic advantage in delivering ingredient solutions globally. Together, ABITEC and DKSH will have the opportunity to continue to expand their presence in new markets and serve their customers with high-quality products and technical expertise.”

Cesar Saez, Vice President, Global Food & Beverage Ingredients, Performance Materials, DKSH, added: “We are very pleased to build on our successful partnership with ABITEC by introducing their leading specialty lipids to our broad customer base of manufacturing companies in Europe.”

For further information, please contact:

DKSH Performance Materials

Daniel Hollister

Senior Manager, Group Marketing

Phone +44 20 8879 5500

daniel.hollister@dksh.com

ABITEC

Amanda Coulter

Manager: Marketing Research and Communications

Phone +614 429 6453

acoulter@abiteccorp.com