MONHEIM, Germany – Cognis has opened a new affiliate, Cognis Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., in Selangor, Malaysia, The new affiliate is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group.

The founding of a dedicated Malaysian affiliate is in keeping with the company’s focus on high-growth markets. It represents a significant milestone in Cognis’ activities in the Malaysian market, which has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Cognis Malaysia will employ technical and commercial managers to work on behalf of all three of the company’s strategic business units: Care Chemicals, Nutrition and Health, and Functional Products. The Asia-Pacific region is now Cognis’ third-biggest market after Europe and North America.