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DKSH opens innovation center in Vietnam

Source:Food Bev Asia

Date Published:6/19/2017 12:06:39 PM

The company to further develop its Performance Materials business in Vietnam by opening a new strategically located innovation center in Ho Chi Minh City

DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services, has expanded its infrastructure with the opening of a modern and fully-equipped innovation center in Ho Chi Minh City.

DKSH has experienced recent strong demand in the vibrant Vietnamese market. The investment in the new state-of-the-art facility allows DKSH to even better cater for the high demand and to better serve its business partners. The innovation center is strategically located to provide unparalleled hands-on technical support to customers and essential technical trainings to DKSH specialists, both of whom are located within close proximity.

DKHS Performance Materials Innovation Center caters to all industries in Vietnam

DKHS Performance Materials Innovation Center caters to all industries in Vietnam

The upgraded innovation center houses three dedicated laboratories that each focus on one of Business Unit Performance Materials’ key markets in Vietnam: food and beverage, personal care and specialty chemicals. The innovation center plays a vital role in the development of new concepts, products, formulations and technologies for the personal care and paints and coatings industries as well as concepts, products and technologies for the food and beverage industries. It fosters entrepreneurial talents to develop cutting-edge solutions and allows hands-on collaborations with valued business partners to create market-ready and trend-setting products.

The Business Unit Performance Materials currently operates 26 innovation centers, which are strategically located to support business partners worldwide. The new, much larger, facility in Vietnam replaces the existing innovation center (also located in Ho Chi Minh City) that has, for many years, successfully contributed to the commercialization of exciting and innovative products by DKSH customers. The transition between innovation centers was seamless and, in line with DKSH’s commitment to quality assurance and compliance, the new facility is fully controlled and adheres to the strictest international standards.

Hung Dang Phung, General Manager, Performance Materials, DKSH Vietnam, commented: “We were established in Vietnam in 1890 to support our business partners to expand into new markets. We have a proven track record in providing insights on how to better synergize ingredients and chemicals for even greater results. As a result of leveraging our innovation services, our business partners have made inroads into new markets and have seen their products successfully commercialized. s. By investing in our new, state-of-art innovation center, we will continue to turn creative concepts into commercial reality.”

In a joint statement Business Unit Performance Materials Co-Heads, Dr. Natale Capri and Thomas Sul, said: “Our innovation centers reflect the pioneering spirit of DKSH. We enhance the performance of our clients’ ingredients and chemicals and create innovative formulations to reach new customer bases. We support our customers to achieve the very best results for their end products. Our innovation services are a key differentiator, providing tangible value along the value chain. This strategic opening will increase productivity for an unparalleled service offering to our business partners.”

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