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DKSH opens new specialty chemicals innovation center in the Philippines

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has opened a new innovation center in Canlubang Laguna to support the development of products for the paints, inks and construction industries in the Philippines.

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DKSH opens new specialty chemicals innovation center in the Philippines

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has opened a new innovation center in Canlubang Laguna to support the development of products for the paints, inks and construction industries in the Philippines.

Manila, Philippines, July 26, 2017 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services, has opened an innovation center in Canlubang Laguna to focus on the development of new concepts, high-performance products, formulations and technologies for the paints, inks and construction industries. 

 

The fully-equipped, state-of-the-art innovation center will enable DKSH’s highly qualified technologists to provide market and stability testing, product demonstration, product and cost improvement, trouble-shooting and hands-on technical training.

 

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials now operates a total of 27 strategically-located innovation centers worldwide – more than any other ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor. The new facility joins a total of seven DKSH innovation centers worldwide, dedicated to the specialty chemicals industry. In line with DKSH’s commitment to quality assurance and compliance, the new facilities are fully controlled and adhere to the strictest international standards, including SHE (safety, health and environmental) compliance.

 

Dr. Richard Martorano, Global Technical Director Paints & Coatings, DKSH, commented: “We are very pleased to inaugurate our new innovation center in the Philippines and provide one-to-one technical support to our business partners. By providing innovation services to our significant customer base in the country, we will create and capitalize on next level solutions for paints, inks and construction products.”

 

DKSH Philippines has roots tracing back to 1887 when Swiss entrepreneur Edward Anton Keller founded the trading firm Ed A. Keller & Co. Today, DKSH Philippines is a trusted partner of global, regional and local market brands. DKSH has operations in all ten of the ASEAN countries and with approximately 25,000 specialists in the region, DKSH is one of the few large players there. Exactly like ASEAN, DKSH stands for growth, dynamism and future orientation and the new innovation center will contribute strongly to this aspirational ethos.

 

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 780 business locations in 36 countries – 750 of them in Asia – and 30,320 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 10.5 billion in 2016. 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 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. The Business Unit sources, develops, markets and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and ingredients for pharmaceutical, personal care, food & beverage as well as various industrial applications. In addition, it creates innovative and cutting-edge concepts and applications in 27 innovation centers located worldwide. With 80 business locations in 31 countries and around 990 specialized staff, Business Unit Performance Materials generated net sales of CHF 870.6 million in 2016.