DKSH has partnered with Weylchem International to exclusively distribute Weylchem’s advanced personal care ingredients in select markets throughout Europe and Asia.
Zurich, Switzerland, July 3, 2019 – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor, has partnered with Weylchem to provide advanced ingredients for personal care applications in France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, China (incl. Hong Kong and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Vietnam.
Under the agreement, DKSH will market, sell, distribute and provide logistic services for Weylchem’s wide portfolio including:
WeylCare Allantoin, a proven active ingredient for cell protection (incl. Allantoin EP/USP)
WeylCare ATBS, a novel rheology modifier with outstanding skin feel properties
WeylCare OctaPB and HexaPB, both non-ionic, surface-active agents, predominantly used as preservative support and booster in parabene-free formulations
DKSH was entrusted with Weylchem’s portfolio thanks to its network of 15 innovation centers for the personal care industry, on-the-ground regulatory expertise and large customer base of cosmetics manufacturers in Europe and Asia.
Roland Kraut, Vice President Global Personal Care Industry, DKSH, commented: “We are very pleased to exclusively partner with Weylchem. Their superior rheology modifiers are a natural fit for our portfolio of innovative personal care ingredients. Our large customer base in Europe and Asia will greatly benefit from formulating with them. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with Weylchem.”
Gerhard Köppikus, Sales Director Consumer Care at Weylchem performance products, added: “We are more than happy to announce DKSH as our partner in APAC and core European markets in personal care. DKSH has the technical and commercial capabilities to increase the footprint of Weylchem’s performance products in these important markets. We are sure that DKSH will bring sustainable value both to Weylchem’s performance products and their customers.”
WeylChem is a platform of the International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) and produces complex, highly sophisticated chemical products in their plants in Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Lamotte (France) and Cincinnati, Ohio. Our customers are leading manufacturers coming from the Agro-, Polymer, Detergents and Cosmetic industry. International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) is a fast growing, privately owned company active in acquisition of mid-size chemical- pharma companies mostly from large companies owning leading positions in competitive niche markets. ICIG is interested in long term development and growth and is continuously acquiring in the chemical industry to strengthen their market position. Currently ICIG is looking at 30 entities in EU and USA with total 6000 employees and a turnover of 2 bill €.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps other companies and brands to grow in the Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Performance Materials and Technology sectors. DKSH’s portfolio of services includes sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 35 markets with 33,000 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.3 billion in 2018. With its strong Swiss heritage and long business tradition since 1865, DKSH is deeply rooted in Asia Pacific. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications. With 44 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, we create cutting edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,080 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 960.4 million in 2018.