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DKSH Performance Materials Upgrades to New State-of-the-Art Office and Innovation Center in Spain

DKSH Performance Materials Upgrades to New State-of-the-Art Office and Innovation Center in Spain

DKSH has relocated its Barcelona office and innovation center in Spain to a larger, ultra-modern environment to further strengthen its market-leading position in the region. Located strategically in Barcelona’s business hub, the new location offers a contemporary workspace designed to enhance collaboration and business interaction.

Barcelona, April 2, 2024 – DKSH's Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, has upgraded to a new office and innovation center in Barcelona to support its rapidly growing business in Spain. 

Covering an area over 1,000 square meters, the new office is located at the well-known commercial center L’illa Diagonal, a modern business complex in the district of Les Corts in Barcelona. The upgraded facility aims to strengthen DKSH’s market-leading position with modern and inviting facilities to foster collaboration and an enhanced visitor experience.

DKSH Spain's new office in the L'illa complex has earned BREEAM certification for sustainability. This certification ensures energy savings, health benefits, and environmental advantages with functionality, flexibility, and durability for all partners. The workspace incorporates sustainable materials and prioritizes the efficient utilization of natural resources, complemented by modern fixtures and technologies. It features a centralized heating and air conditioning system regulated to energy efficiency standards, an osmosis fountain directly connected to taps, eliminating the need to purchase water tanks, and multiple recycling stations to encourage proper waste separation.

The investment includes a new, larger, state-of-the-art innovation center for personal care, which specializes in solutions and formulations for color cosmetic, active, natural, skincare, haircare, oral care, and home care applications for our valued business partners.

Josep Maria Guilera, Head of Country Management, DKSH Spain, commented: “The relocation represents a crucial progression in our strategic growth initiatives. The investment highlights our dedication to strengthening our footprint in the Spanish market for specialty chemicals and ingredients and to better serve our valued business partners. Over the past decade, the local team, who are delighted with the exciting new location and galvanized by the inspiring environment, has substantially expanded Due to this growth, Barcelona is increasingly becoming the European central hub for some of the Business Unit’s core functions. To further build on this momentum, in the near future, we additionally plan to extend our innovation and formulation service offering to the food and beverage industry."

Watch our video of the opening ceremony here.