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DKSH and Surface Measurement Systems sign first exclusive distribution agreement for three countries in Southeast Asia

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia and Surface Measurement Systems, a world-leading British manufacturer of characterization instruments, have signed a first and exclusive agreement for the distribution, marketing and sales and after-sales services of Surface Measurement Systems’ Dynamic Vapor Sorption and Surface Energy Analyzer in three countries in Southeast Asia.

Zurich, January 29, 2016 – DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies and Surface Measurement Systems have entered into a strategic partnership. DKSH provides Surface Measurement Systems with distribution, marketing and sales and after-sales services for their Dynamic Vapor Sorption product line and their Surface Energy Analyzer in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Surface Measurement Systems develops and engineers innovative experimental techniques and instrumentation for physico-chemical characterization of complex solids. Their range of characterization instruments and scientific/engineering techniques has helped solve difficult problems in the pharmaceuticals, biomaterials, polymers catalysts, chemical, cosmetics and food industries, and are used by hundreds of leading laboratories and universities throughout the world.

Michelle O’ Brien, International Sales Director, Surface Measurement Systems, stated: “Our goals are to increase sales in the important Southeast Asian markets and DKSH is a perfect fit for our products, company profile, customer and reach. This agreement represents an opportunity for mutual growth and we look forward to working with DKSH to broaden our market share in the region.”

“It is a privilege for us to partner with a highly innovative company like Surface Measurement Systems. Thanks to our unmatched Asian footprint, we can leverage our size, experience and industry know-how to provide total solutions and exceptional distribution opportunities for Surface Measurement Systems,” commented Hanno Elbraechter, Head Business Unit Technology at DKSH.

About DKSH

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. As the term “Market Expansion Services” suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, DKSH is a global company headquartered in Zurich. With 750 business locations in 35 countries – 720 of them in Asia – and 27,600 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 9.8 billion in 2014.

In 2015, DKSH celebrates its 150th anniversary. With strong Swiss heritage, the company has a long tradition of doing business in and with Asia, and is deeply rooted in communities and businesses across Asia Pacific.

DKSH Business Unit Technology is the leading provider of Market Expansion Services covering a broad range of capital investment goods and analytical instruments. The Business Unit offers total solutions in the areas of infrastructure, industrial materials and supplies, precision- and textile machinery, semiconductor, photovoltaic and electronics, agriculture, hospitality as well as specialized industrial applications. The service portfolio includes product sourcing, market entry consultancy, marketing, sales, application engineering and after-sales services like installations, maintenance and repairs. With 80 business locations in 17 countries and around 1,240 specialized staff, including 450 service engineers, Business Unit Technology generated net sales of CHF 350 million in 2014.

For further information please contact:

Surface Measurement Systems
Michelle O’Brien
[email protected]

DKSH Business Unit Technology
Terapat Prapapanich
Communications Manager
Phone +66 2 301 7200
[email protected]

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