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DKSH China Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2022 in the Food and Beverage Category for the Sixth Year

DKSH China Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2022 in the Food and Beverage Category for the Sixth Year

DKSH has been recognized with this year’s prestigious Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2022 for the food and beverage industry.

Guangzhou, China, September 15, 2022 – DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials has won the Ringier Technology Innovation Award 2022 for the Food and Beverage Industry in the Category: Food & Beverage Ingredients – Functional by Ringier, Switzerland’s largest internationally-operating Swiss media company.

The award was presented to DKSH for the innovative product ProGo®, produced by Hofseth Biocare, DKSH’s valued business partner. DKSH provides Market Expansion Services for Hofseth Biocare marine ingredients, which it exclusively distributes to the food and beverage industry in China.

ProGo® from Hofseth Biocare is highly soluble in water due to its low peptide molecular weight, making it a highly flexible ingredient for multiple formulation solutions. ProGo® is the world’s first iron-free supplement to earn a label from Health Canada for treatment of iron deficiency. A clinical trial demonstrated an increase in serum ferritin levels by 140% in 42 days. ProGo® has earned a qualified health claim for providing antioxidant effects, helps burn fat, and supports weight loss while increasing energy and vitality.

Qualified Health Claims approved by Health Canada:
•    Helps maintain healthy levels of ferritin and hemoglobin 
•    Helps maintain healthy levels of blood components required for oxygen transport 
•    Provides antioxidants to maintain good health 
•    Helps promote healthy skin


2022 marks the sixth year that DKSH has won the Ringier award in the food and beverage category. At the ceremony, DKSH was awarded by an independent panel of judges from around 77 submissions. The event saw a further annual increase in the number of participants and reflects the importance of the awards program in the industry. 

Carole Lin, General Manager, Performance Materials, DKSH Greater China, commented: “We are very proud to receive this industry acknowledgment for our commitment and dedication as the trusted distributor for our valued business partners. This is a highly appreciated recognition and reassures us in our mission to continuously generate more value and accelerate growth for our partners.”