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DKSH enters exclusive distribution agreement for Carob germ meal with Polygal for 14 markets in Europe

19 August 2020

DKSH has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Polygal, the Swiss global leader in the research and utilization of hydrocolloids for various industrial applications. As part of the agreement, DKSH will distribute Polygal’s Polygum Carob Pro-TN in Europe.

Zurich, August 18, 2020 – DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials has become a key distribution partner for Polygal in 14 markets across Europe, including Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. Under the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing and sales as well as distribution and logistics for Polygal’s Polygum Carob Pro-TN (carob germ meal) for use in gluten-free bakery products and other applications.DKSH Logo
Polygum Carob Pro-TN is a ground germ (cotyledons) from the seeds of ceratonia siliqua. It is a natural ingredient high in protein with a very interesting amino acid profile, further consisting of insoluble and soluble fibre.
DKSH first partnered with Polygal in Japan over half a century ago and, in the 2010s, continued to build on the successful relationship by expanding Polygal to China.
Christian Schink, Global Food Division Manager, Polygal, commented: “I am confident that we will continue our success story, this time on European soil, with a product fulfilling various criteria of current high demand: non-animal protein, rich in fiber, all natural, clean label.”
John Roemling, Vice President Performance Materials, DKSH, added: “Polygal are pioneers in the gluten-free bakery market and we are very pleased to exclusively partner with them for the introduction and market development of Carob germ meal, Polygum Carob Pro-TN in Europe. Their innovative products are an excellent fit for our diverse portfolio of food ingredients and will bring great advantages to our large customer base.”

About Polygal AG

Polygal AG is the global leader in the research and utilization of vegetable hydrocolloids for various industrial applications. Customers from around the world are supplied from our four production facilities in the vicinity of the most important areas for raw materials and sales. For more than 60 years and in more than 70 countries around the world, Polygal has been synonymous with a high standard of quality and expertise in application technology. Learn more:

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps companies to grow across the Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials and Technology. The service portfolio covers sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 36 markets with 33,350 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.6 billion in 2019. With its Swiss heritage, DKSH has been deeply rooted in Asia Pacific since 1865. The DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care and various industrial applications. With 46 innovation centers and regulatory support worldwide, we create cutting-edge formulations that comply with local regulations. With around 1,100 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 1.0 billion in 2019.

For further information, please contact:

DKSH Performance Materials
Daniel Hollister
Senior Manager, Group Marketing
Phone +44 20 8879 5500

Polygal AG
Christian Schink
Global Food Division Manager
Phone +34 609 35 32 15

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