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Illuminating Asian metropolisesGrow and contribute - we take on challenges and seize opportunities to build successful businesses, to shape the company and leave our mark.

Illuminating Asian metropolises

Seizing the opportunity of the opening up of trade flows in and out of Japan and China, one of the first big industrial consignments SiberHegner had shipped from Europe to Japan via the Suez Canal was a set of gaslights from Switzerland destined for Yokohama.

In autumn 1872, the Japanese port city, which at that time already counted more than 300 foreign merchants, saw its first gas lamps burning thanks to DKSH’s forefathers. Shortly after, we also supplied gas lamps for the iconic Bund in Shanghai.

It all goes to show: we take on challenges and seize opportunities to build successful businesses, shape the company and leave our mark.