ZURICH, Switzerland - DKSH, a market expansion services provider with a focus on Asia, has acquired the Swiss specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler.

Headquartered in Zollikon, Switerland, Staerkle & Nagler will be integrated into DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials. Through this acquisition, DKSH gains access to new clients and several hundred customers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. With around a dozen employees, Nagler & Staerkle provides distribution for food additives and raw materials for the chemical industry. In 2011, Staerkle & Nagler generated net sales of CHF 20.2 million.