DKSH Business Line Food & Beverage Industry is a leading food ingredients distributor and global provider of Market Expansion Services for business partners in the beverage, dairy, confectionery and bakery, nutritional supplements, processed food and food service industries.

We provide food and beverage ingredients to manufacturers in the food and beverage industry, ranging from food raw materials to food additives and institutional products.

We help our customers to develop new innovative products and applications in collaboration with our valuable suppliers and our team of specialized staff.

Thanks to our vast sourcing network we are able to offer high quality ingredients for food and beverage applications. We are able to counter the effect of seasonal change by utilizing a global network of many alternative suppliers. In addition, our technical service center in Isogo, Yokohama, supports product development and customization as well as idea generation and conceptualization.


  • Launched Hleks's Popping Candies Special Page in Japanese

    Our partner, Hleks, is the world biggest manufacturer of popping candies, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. Find out more information of the products in our special page (Japanese).

  • Launched Sandro Vanini's Special Page in Japanese

    The founder of Sandro Vanini, was the first person in Switzerland who started to produce marron glacé. Inheriting the manufacturing method of the time, Sandro Vanini continue to manufacture high-quality processed chestnut products at their own factory. DKSH Japan's partnership begun in 2017. Find out more information of the products in our special page (Japanese).

  • DKSH Japan received the award from Beneo for the second time

    DKSH awarded for two consecutive years at the Beneo Sales Network Meeting 2020

    DKSH Japan received the award in the category “Biggest Single Launch 2019” from its key client, Beneo, the leading manufacturer of functional ingredients based in Belgium and Germany. The Beneo Sales Network Meeting 2020 was held in Sitges, Spain and was attended by Beneo’s business partners from 50 countries around the world. After the success of last year, the 2020 award marks the second time that DKSH Japan has been awarded by Beneo.

    DKSH has consistently increased its sales of Orafti products in the Japanese market by focusing on the products’ nutritional benefits. The successful introduction of Beneo’s Inulin to a major dairy food company in Japan contributed to this prestigious award.

What DKSH can do for you

With our long-standing business contacts and strategic market insight, we provide new and alternative sources for innovative food ingredients and food additives that help drive your business success. Through our comprehensive global network, which gives instant access to markets around the world, we provide responsible and traceable sourcing of hard-to-find food ingredients and raw materials.

Products we offer in the Food & Beverage industry

We provide food and beverage ingredients to manufacturers in the following sectors of the food and beverage industry:

Beverage & Dairy

Our areas of expertise include processed fruits and vegetable such as juice concentrates, pastes, puree, frozen products and canned products.
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FBI Beverage and diary

We offer the following products:

  • Health ingredients
  • Fruit and vegetable juice concentrates
  • Sweeteners and natural colors
  • Flavors
  • Milk constituents


Confectionery & Bakery

Our areas of expertise include flavors/colors, enzymes, emulsifiers/stabilizers, preservatives, processing aids, sweeteners, health ingredients, glazers, bakery fillings, dietary fibres (incl. inulin, beta gluons, FOS, arabinogalactan) and minerals.
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DKSH and Evesa sign exclusive agreement for Japan, Malaysia and Thailand

We offer the following products:

  • Flavors/colors

- Pork flavors
- Beef flavors
- Chicken flavors
- Ethnic and traditional japanese flavors
- Allergen-free HVPs
- Flavor enhancers

  • Enzymes
  • Emulsifiers/stabilizers/Hydrocolloids
  • Health ingredients
  • Plant extracts (antioxidants)


Food Supplements & Nutrition

Our areas of expertise include various ingredients for functional foods and food supplements that have clinically-proven benefits.
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Food Supplements & Nutrition

We offer anti-ageing, antioxidants:

  • Pycnogenol (super antioxidant)
  • Green tea extracts
  • Dietary fiber (inulin, beta glucans, FOS, Arabinoglactan)
  • Soy lecithin


Processed Food & Food Service

Our areas of expertise include Confectionery raw materials such as couvertures, fillings, stabilizer for whipped cream, compound, and food raw materials such as olive oils, antipasti, cheese and others.
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Processed Food & Food Service

We offer the following products:

  • Glazes and marinades
  • Sweet and savoury toppings/fillings
  • Chocolate couvertures
  • Olive oils
  • Wines

Our services at a glance

Food Application Laboratory

Our Food Application Laboratory engages in developing  food  applications  that  meet, and  even  go  beyond,  client  requests  and industrial standards. We provide a wide range of services, including flavorings, natural colors, emulsifiers, and stabilizers used in new products such as hard and soft candy, jelly, beverages, ice cream, frozen desserts, baked goods, yogurt, jam, bread, and sausages. We also work on  recipe development services.

Condirama Japan (confectionery training and development center)

Our confectionary training and development center, Condirama Japan, serves as a base for our research into confectionary technologies, and our experienced professional patissiers provide new and unique concepts and ingredients for bakery and confectionary applications such as fresh cakes, frozen cakes, baked goods, bakeries and chocolates. Condirama Japan is also well-known for its advanced training of confectionary and pastry chefs.

Our services at a glance

DKSH is the one-stop-shop for specialty chemicals, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care companies looking to grow their business worldwide. Our vast and constantly growing global geographic reach – prime focus being on Asia, Europe and North America – means that we speak the local languages and understand the local business environments.

We offer tailored services that create new opportunities for clients and customers including:

With access to more than 70 markets worldwide and with deep industry expertise, we offer the perfect mix of cost-effectiveness, quality and dependable supply. At the same time, we ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Our Business Unit Performance Material's application and quality control laboratories help you to innovate for growth by generating new ideas and breakthrough products. To guarantee compliance with Japanese regulations we closely work with our suppliers and sourcing offices to make sure that all levels of quality and safety requirements are met from the start.

We develop market access strategies and turn ideas into success. We innovate new marketing ideas and concepts and create new market opportunities for existing specialty chemicals and food ingredients, in accordance with local regulations. 

We provide exceptional distribution opportunities for chemical producers around the world, and especially in Asia, through our vast and constantly expanding global footprint.

We also offer a complete inbound logistics service for raw materials with just-in-time delivery and customized repackaging, including quality assurance, safety and compliance with industry regulations.

We care about new products and accompany them all the way.

Success stories

  • Cooking Up the Finest Chocolate Recipes in Japan

    Cooking Up the Finest Chocolate Recipes in Japan

    A newly-opened Japanese chocolate retail store turned to DKSH when it needed something special to entice consumers. The result was a customized chocolate product and a unique recipe developed at Condirama Japan, DKSH’s innovative confectionery training and development center in Yokohama, Japan.

  • Hleks’ delightful candies prove to be a popping success in Malaysia

    Hleks’ delightful candies prove to be a popping success in Malaysia

    Already a global leading manufacturer of popping candies, Hleks showed that they still needed support from an established business partner to expand into new food service channels in the competitive Malaysian market.

  • Ichitan’s “Bireley’s” brand relaunch in Thailand

    In 2014, DKSH initiated a growth strategy for its Business Line Food & Beverage Industry in Thailand. At the same time, Thailand-based FMCG company Ichitan acquired “Bireley’s”, a trademark brand specializing in fruit beverages, for CHF 6.7 million. Ichitan selected DKSH as a supplier of key raw materials for their Bireley’s beverage products in order to relaunch the brand in Thailand.

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