DKSH and Stepan have signed an agreement under which DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor, provides sales, marketing, logistics and distribution services to Stepan in South and Western India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and the Philippines. The regional contract was signed in March 2012 at Stepan’s Asian headquarters in Singapore, further strengthening the regional partnership.
Under the arrangement, DKSH will distribute Stepan’s high-performance surfactants and foam boosters for consumer and household care products, which are used in fabric softeners, household cleaners, industrial and institutional care, among others.
“We are delighted that Stepan has chosen DKSH as their Market Expansion Services partner across Asia because of our excellent reputation and expertise in the specialty chemicals industry. Moreover, we have a strong customer base that has been established over 150 years of doing business in Asia, and we are confident that our local business partners will be excited about the opportunity to have access to Stepan’s products through our extensive distribution network,” said Cesar Saez, Vice President, Business Line Personal Care Industry, DKSH Performance Materials.