ZURICH, Switzerland – DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor, opened its first sales office in Sri Lanka on January 20, 2012. This opening is another milestone in expanding into the Indian subcontinent and enables the Swiss-headquartered company to extend its service portfolio to Sri Lanka. Through this new sales channel, DKSH offers its existing and new clients a more extensive market coverage in Asia.

"India is a fast-growing market within DKSH’s chemical distribution activities, and we are committed to further strengthening our comprehensive network in this important region. With the geographical expansion to Sri Lanka, we accomplished the next step in our goal of becoming the number-one specialty chemicals distributor in Asia," said Mario Preissler, Global Head, Business Unit Performance Materials.

In order to further strengthen its Indian operations and to provide its customers added value in stock keeping and on-time delivery, DKSH recently opened a new distribution center in Delhi, which serves customers in and around North India. The facility complements a second distribution center in Mumbai.