SINGAPORE/HONG KONG – Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) and Jebsen Group have established a joint venture of equals in Greater China between Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients (JJING) and Jebsen Industrial Specialty Ingredients & Solutions Business (JI-SI&S). The partnership combines the expertise of both organizations, establishing a stronger regional presence that provides better service capability to customers in Asia.

The joint venture aims at expanding the JJING network to the Greater China region, employing the expertise on customer sales, regulatory affairs, import-export, supply chain management and network of JI-SI&S. At the same time, JI-SI&S will enjoy a wider platform to gain the exposure across Asia, as well as the benefits of creating a Pan-Asian chemical and ingredients business.

Heinrich Jessen, Chairman of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA), commented, “The decision to form a joint venture with our sister company is a first in the history of our family enterprise. It is a logical step to take given the deep expertise in specialty ingredients distribution developed by both organizations in different geographies over more than half a century.”

Helmuth Hennig, Group Managing Director of Jebsen Group, said, “In conjunction with our sister company, Jebsen & Jessen (SEA), we are creating a Pan-Asian chemical and ingredients business, one which has the scope to cover markets from Myanmar in the west, to Indonesia in the south, the Philippines in the east and Greater China in the north. This enhanced business model allows us to utilize the strengths of both companies to build for the future.”

Marc Deschamps, Regional Managing Director and CEO of Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients, said, “JJING has a very wide and deep focus on the specialty chemicals and consumer related business, whilst JI- SI&S has a deep focus on the chemical, food and nutritional business in China. The two entities, whilst different scale in business size and geographic coverage, are very similar in terms of market focus. Coming together in a new joint venture of equals, we feel that there are many synergies as there are regional resources to be shared and unique talents on either side, which would make us a much stronger force in the market operating as one.”

Operating under the name Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd. in Hong Kong, and Jebsen Specialty Chemicals Co. Ltd. in Mainland China, the joint venture will be led by Jeff Cui.