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DKSH brings exciting collaboration with Arc International for Luminarc to the table
DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, and Arc International, the global leader in tableware solutions, have entered into a collaboration in Malaysia for Luminarc, a brand well-known for its ultra-resistant and trendy tableware.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, November 29, 2016 – DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, Asia’s leading Market Expansion Services provider for fast moving consumer goods, will provide marketing, sales, distribution and logistics as well as credit and collection services for Arc International’s Luminarc brand across modern trade channels in Malaysia. The partnership with the French manufacturer of household goods marks DKSH’s venture into the lifestyle and household category in Malaysia.

Luminarc is Arc’s leading brand, offering a wide variety of aesthetic, fun and practical products at affordable prices. Thanks to the partnership with DKSH, retail customers looking to brighten up their daily dining, will now have wider access to Luminarc’s collection of dinnerware, drinkware and kitchenware products.

“This new collaboration with DKSH will help realize our strategic go-to-market plans of getting closer to our customers by providing further reach, superior service and flawless execution through DKSH’s strong capabilities in marketing, sales and logistics,” said Olivier Malpel, Vice President, Arc Distribution Singapore. According to Olivier Malpel, Arc anticipates faster channel expansion in modern trade and greater sales growth. 

“We are confident that Arc International can benefit from our ability to create market share and build brands in the marketing and distribution of consumer durables. We are renowned for our best-in-class ability to service all channels, including supermarkets, department stores, specialty chains and independent retailers,” said Chua Chong Hoon, Vice President, Consumer Goods, DKSH Malaysia.

About Arc International
Arc employs 10,160 people worldwide, including 5,260 in France. The Group, whose head office is located in Arques, in the French Pas-de-Calais region, achieved gross sales of €849 million in 2015. Armed with its know-how in glassware, it developed globally and currently markets its complete tableware ranges to more than 160 countries. The Group covers the Consumer Goods and Food Service markets through a portfolio of brands – Luminarc®, Arcoroc®, Arcopal®, Cristal d’Arques® Paris, Eclat®, Chef & Sommelier®. For over 40 years, the Group has also been serving professional customers – industrial groups, wholesalers, manufacturers of semi-finished and finished products, service providers – with a wide range of tailor-made solutions to meet their specific needs (industry, advertising, premiums, loyalty). Arc is present in five continents with its production sites (France, United States, China, United Arab Emirates, Russia), distribution subsidiaries (United States, Spain, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, South Africa) and sales offices.

About DKSH
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 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 770 business locations in 36 countries – 740 of them in Asia – and 28,300 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.1 billion in 2015. DKSH was founded in 1865. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods is Asia’s leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on fast moving consumer goods, food services, luxury goods, fashion and lifestyle products as well as hair and skin cosmetics. The Business Unit’s comprehensive Market Expansion Services extend from product feasibility studies and registration to importation, customs clearance, marketing and merchandising, sales, warehousing, capillary physical distribution, invoicing, cash collection and after-sales services. With 680 business locations in 20 countries and around 14,770 specialized staff, Business Unit Consumer Goods serves 310,000 retail outlets on a daily basis and generated net sales of 
CHF 3.9 billion in 2015.

About DKSH Malaysia
DKSH Malaysia is an operation of the DKSH Group, offering DKSH’s clients and customers a comprehensive network of sales, marketing, logistics, distribution and well-established deep local relationships built since its establishment in 1923 in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest and largest Market Expansion Services providers in the country, serving more than 180 clients, 13,000 customers and employing a workforce of over 2,800 specialists. 

DKSH is publicly listed under the name DKSH Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad on the Main Market of the Bursa Malaysia stock exchange. For the financial year 2015, which ended in December, DKSH Holdings (Malaysia) Berhad achieved net sales of MYR 5.6 billion.