Successful Integration of Axieo in Australia and New Zealand

By integrating specialty chemicals distributor Axieo, DKSH has gained broader market coverage and customer reach in the Asia Pacific region and now assumes a leading role in the Australian and New Zealand markets.

DKSH has successfully completed the integration of Axieo in Australia and New Zealand. This step is in line with the Group’s strategy to further strengthen and expand its market position and geographical footprint in Business Unit Performance Materials in Asia Pacific. As previously reported, the expansion includes two innovation centres in collaboration with the renowned Monash University in Melbourne, bringing the DKSH global network of innovation centres to 46 worldwide.

Founded in 1950, Axieo has sold, marketed and distributed specialty chemicals and ingredients to nearly 3,000 customers. The ingredients are applied across the personal care, pharmaceutical as well as food and beverage industries.The specialty chemicals are used in multiple industrial applications, such as coatings, plastics and agriculture.

“DKSH is delighted to integrate Axieo into its global team. Axieo is brimming with talent and innovative products. Our six offices give us true reach across Australia and New Zealand. The integration marks an exciting development for our new and existing customers, as we enrich the region with additional market insights, value-added services and our broad network,” said Ben Hopkins, Senior Director, DKSH Performance Materials, Australia & New Zealand.

“We see opportunities across many market segments. Our global resources and focus will really boost our bandwidth in both markets. The Axieo business profile creates insights and opportunities for DKSH that we can leverage for our global network.’’