22-Nov-2012 - DKSH Management Ltd.

DKSH acquires specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler

DKSH, the Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has acquired the Swiss specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler, thereby complementing its market leadership in Asia by strengthening the European operations of its Business Unit
Performance Materials. With this move, DKSH is driving forward the ongoing consolidation of the rapidly growing, yet highly fragmented Market Expansion Services industry.

With the acquisition of Staerkle & Nagler, the DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, the only company in the chemicals distribution sector with blanket coverage in Asia and Western Europe, is rigorously continuing its targeted strategic expansion. Domiciled in Zollikon near Zurich, the family-owned enterprise, founded 1946 by Emil Staerkle and currently managed by the third generation of the family, will be integrated into DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials. Through this transaction, DKSH, already holding a leading position in the global distribution of specialty chemicals, gains access to attractive new clients and several hundred customers in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Also coming on board is an experienced team of distribution specialists. With around a dozen employees, Nagler & Staerkle provides high-quality services in the distribution of food additives and raw materials for the chemical industry. In 2011, Staerkle & Nagler generated net sales of CHF 20.2 million.

With the acquisition of Staerkle & Nagler, DKSH is enhancing the position of its Business Unit Performance Materials as a pan-European distributor, particularly in its domestic market of Switzerland. Moreover, DKSH can extend its activities to Austria through the established distribution channels of Staerkle & Nagler. As an independent solutions provider, DKSH sources, develops, markets and distributes a wide range of specialty chemicals and food ingredients for the food and beverage, personal care and cosmetics, the pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals industries in 26 countries. Following the takeover, Staerkle & Nagler will, in turn, be able to benefit from the global network and blanket coverage in the Asia Pacific region provided by DKSH.

Both parties have agreed not to disclose any financial details of this business transaction.

More about DKSH
  • News

    DKSH extends partnership with Bruker in China

    DKSH Business Unit Technology and Bruker have extended their distribution agreement in China. Last year in April, the two companies strengthened their partnership in Asia by adding a business cooperation in China with the distribution of the Bruker XRF products S2 PUMA and S2 POLAR. With th ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS strengthen partnership in China

    DKSH Business Unit Technology and Bruker AXS have signed an exclusive distribution agreement in China. DKSH will drive sales for Bruker’s energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence benchtop spectrometers for elemental analysis. This agreement is an extension of the business partnership between th ... more

    DKSH and Bruker AXS sign distribution agreement for Asia Pacific

    DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia, and Bruker AXS, a leading provider of Analytical X-ray Solutions, have signed a multi-product line distribution agreement for South Korea, Australia, ... more

  • White papers

    DKSH Performance Materials identifies key suppliers

    In 2007 an Italian customer of DKSH that produces high-tech chemistry for applications in the electronics field told us about their problems in expanding their business. While they were very successful in their home market, they had difficulties sell more

    DKSH Performance Materials: Increasing market share in the USA

    When an opportunity arises to work with a partner to grow its business, DKSH acts fast and decisively: a business philosophy that is in everyone’s interests. Some years ago, representatives of the Otsuka Chemical Company met with DKSH specialists at more

    DKSH Performance Materials: Introduction of new program to source products

    Even under pressure to reduce costs, effective cooperation and hard work will always find a way to fulfill expectations. Most global players in the pharmaceutical industry are facing dramatic changes: blockbuster products launched in the 1990s will l more

  • Companies

    DKSH Management Ltd.

    DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. With 610 business locations in 35 countries – 590 of them in Asia – and over 23,000 specialized staff, it is one of the top 20 Swiss companies ranked by sales and employees. . DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Mate ... more

    DKSH GmbH

    We are the leading Market Expansion Services provider for companies who want to grow their business in Germany. We import raw materials for application in cosmetics, foods and beverages, pharmaceutical products and the specialty chemicals industries. DKSH Germany also imports seafood produ ... more