02 July 2013

DKSH Opens New Office in Mumbai, India

Zurich, Switzerland, July 2, 2013 – DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, has strengthened its presence in Asia by expanding its infrastructure in India. DKSH has moved into brand-new offices in Mumbai – larger than 1,000 square meters, the new offices are located in close vicinity to the international airport in Mumbai. Both state-of-the-art innovation centers, one for the personal care and the other for the food and beverage industry, will be upgraded and reopened within the next months.

Mario Preissler, Head Business Unit Performance Materials, DKSH says: “The new premises in the ‘Fantree Building’ finally unify all teams and facilities under one roof: sales, technical, sourcing and R&D staff.”

In addition, DKSH has recently established strategic partnerships for India with blue-chip chemical manufacturers Clariant, Wacker and Synthomer to provide tailored Market Expansion Services while offering comprehensive distribution opportunities for their products in the Indian market. For Clariant, DKSH will represent the complete range of ingredients for cosmetic and home care formulations. The collaboration with Wacker focuses on personal care, silicones and food ingredients. Synthomer, one of the world’s leading producers of emulsion polymers for coatings, construction chemicals and adhesives, will now have its products made available through the extensive DKSH network in India.

DKSH leverages on a capillary distribution network and local market expertise in India. Through seven sales offices in the major industrial centers of Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi and Secunderabad, the company is serving over 2,000 customers in the coatings, construction, cosmetics, food and beverage, pharmaceutical and plastics industries within India. 

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term “Market Expansion Services” suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets.

Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 680 business locations in 35 countries – 660 of them in Asia – and 25,900 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 8.8 billion in 2012.

DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials is a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, covering Europe, North America, and the whole of Asia. With 80 business locations in 26 countries and around 950 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated net sales of CHF 751 million in 2012.

Source: DKSH