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    [body] => DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading specialty chemicals distributor and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, has expanded its geographic footprint to Cambodia, bringing its global country presence count to 31 countries.

DKSH has an established customer base for performance materials in Cambodia, which was formerly managed from DKSH Vietnam. DKSH offers a portfolio of chemicals and ingredients for the specialty chemicals, food and beverage and personal care industries. DKSH customers in Cambodia can now benefit from a dedicated on-the-ground support team to provide sales and marketing, distribution and logistics and after-sales services. DKSH clients benefit from the expansion with a growing customer base who will now gain access to product portfolios for which DKSH provides business development while ensuring compliance with local regulations.

DKSH Cambodia was established in 1952 when DKSH began business activities in Phnom Penh. DKSH re-entered Cambodia 43 years later in 1995 after the government’s “open door” policy was implemented following the 1993 general elections. Today, the company is one of Cambodia’s leading business organizations, employing more than 1,400 specialized staff. DKSH covers the country with it’s unique capillary distribution network, reaching the most remote parts of the country. DKSH’s Business Units Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Technology are already present in Cambodia and Business Unit Performance Materials will be housed inside DKSH’s existing premises in Phnom Penh.

Mathias Greger, Vice President, Performance Materials, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos, DKSH, commented: “We are very pleased to expand our presence to Cambodia and offer a wide range of exciting, innovative product portfolios to our established customer base. This strategic move will allow us to provide one-to-one support to our customers and create exciting business opportunities for our clients.” [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-04-06 00:00:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-05 18:10:32 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241427","235432","243476","237731","242843","242108","239743","239543","236424","241411","239391","239263","238240","249055","242085"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 [contentType] => ContentType Object ( [className] => ContentType [content] => Array ( ) [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [listURL] => [logoUrl] => https: [id] => 2487 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => content_types [tag] => breaking_news [short_tag] => breaking_news [class_name] => [display_view] => [list_view] => [slug] => breaking-news [box_view] => [ignore_flag] => 0 [image_id] => 0 [layout_id] => 0 [formattedTag] => Breaking News ) [viewURL] => /contents/view_breaking-news/2017-04-06/dksh-expands-performance-materials-business-to-cambodia/ [relatedArticles] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 235432 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => DKSH Signs Exclusive Agreement with ICL in Japan [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => dksh-signs-exclusive-agreement-with-icl-in-japan [body] => DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading Market Expansion Services provider and distributor of specialty chemicals, and ICL (Israel Chemicals Limited) Advanced Additives, a leading global specialty phosphate producer, have signed an exclusive agreement for DKSH to market, sell, distribute and supply ICL’s HALOX corrosion inhibitors product portfolio in Japan.

HALOX corrosion inhibitive pigments provide a high standard of protection without the use of lead and hexavalent chromium compounds. Under the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and after-sales services to ICL for their HALOX flash rust, inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors and specialty inhibitors, FLASH-X flash rush corrosion inhibitors and HALOX XTAIN tannin stain inhibitors for use in coatings applications. ICL has chosen to work with DKSH based on its first-class reputation in providing integrated and tailored Market Expansion Services along the entire value chain, as well as for its extensive regulatory, logistics and distribution capabilities in the region. ICL have been working with DKSH Marketing Services Spain and DKSH Portugal, Unipessoal, both formerly Zeus Quimica, for over 15 years.

“We are very excited about our partnership with DKSH. Their reliable strategic market insight will play a significant role in helping us serve and define growth for our paint and coatings market in Japan,” said Michael O’Brien, Commercial Lead, Paints & Coatings, ICL Advanced Additives.

“We are very pleased to be able to introduce ICL’s innovative corrosion inhibitors exclusively to our demanding customer base in Japan. ICL’s products complement and enhance our existing portfolio of specialty additives and we look forward to a successful business relationship with ICL,” added Carole Lin, Director, Global Business Development, Specialty Chemicals Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH.

The agreement will further strengthen DKSH’s market position in Japan while contributing to the Group’s overall profitability over time. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2016-12-07 00:00:00 [updated_at] => 2016-12-06 19:18:46 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241427","243759","235938","244785","248047","244784","249123","246119","241951","237842","235249","236135","241664","242108"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 236424 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => RPM Buys SPS Group, a Decorative and Specialty Coatings Company [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => rpm-buys-sps-group-a-decorative-and-specialty-coatings-company [body] => RPM International has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company with annual net sales of approximately $60 million. Located about an hour south of Amsterdam in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, SPS will operate as part of RPM's Rust-Oleum European business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, excluding one-time costs.

SPS offers a complete line of topcoats for interior and exterior walls, primers, lacquers, floor and roof coatings, metal coatings, wood stains and finishes, plasters and more. Its major customers are large home center chains and builder merchants based in the Netherlands. Its products are used by painters, plasterers, industry and do-it-yourselfers.

"By leveraging the manufacturing and distribution strengths of SPS, we expect this acquisition to accelerate Rust-Oleum's growth in the Netherlands and other nearby European countries," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "It will also allow the existing customer base of SPS to benefit from Rust-Oleum technologies and innovations." [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2016-12-28 04:31:00 [updated_at] => 2016-12-28 04:32:29 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["236320","241887","236749","236860","236678","235520","237734","244083","236865"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 237731 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Friedhelm Felten to Head Pigments Business at Merck KGaA [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => friedhelm-felten-to-head-pigments-business-at-merck-kgaa [body] => Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has announced new appointments to several executive positions. These appointments involve transfers between the businesses and Group functions.

As of April 1, Michael Heckmeier (49), currently Head of the Pigments & Functional Materials business unit, will become Head of the Display Materials business unit within Performance Materials. Display Materials includes the Liquid Crystals business, in which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the long-standing market and technology leader. Friedhelm Felten (51), who previously headed Group Procurement, will succeed Heckmeier on April 1 as Head of the Pigments & Functional Materials business unit. Both Heckmeier and Felten will report to Walter Galinat, CEO Performance Materials and member of the Executive Board.

Felten will be succeeded as Chief Procurement Officer by Joachim Christ (52), currently Head of Group Controlling & Risk Management, also a candidate from within the company. In his new position, Joachim Christ will report to Kai Beckmann, Chief Administration Officer and member of the Executive Board. The successor to Joachim Christ as Head of Group Controlling will be announced in due course.

“We place high priority on further developing our employees and executives. The intended exchange between Group functions and businesses is of mutual benefit and advances our company overall,” said Kai Beckmann, whose Executive Board responsibilities include Human Resources and Procurement.

“The moves show that our employees can grow both within a business sector and across functions and businesses. We are pleased that we could fill these positions with experienced managers from within the company,” said Walter Galinat in reference to the important new appointments.

Joachim Christ, who holds a degree in business administration, joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2011. Prior to that, he held various positions within Finance at Hoechst, Aventis and Lanxess.

Friedhelm Felten, who also holds a degree in business administration, joined the company in 2009. Before that he held management positions in Germany and abroad for DHL/Deutsche Post and BASF, among other companies.

Michael Heckmeier, who holds degrees in physics and mathematics, joined the company in 1998 and has served as Head of Liquid Crystals R&D, among other things. As Head of the Pigments business, he successfully restructured the cosmetics activities. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-18 11:12:00 [updated_at] => 2017-01-18 11:13:54 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["236008","239389","245389","236218","247277","248417","243534","242919","249055","240243","245001","235751","236562","243759","243476","240371","236122"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 238240 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-05-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Teknos to Acquire Powder Coatings Business From Śnieżka [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => teknos-to-acquire-powder-coatings-business-from-nieka [body] =>

Teknos has entered into an agreement to acquire powder coatings business from Śnieżka in Poland.

Through the acquisition Teknos gets ownership to the powder coatings production lines and strengthens its’ sales and R&D organization.

Teknos’ vision is to be the leading supplier of technically advanced coating solutions - close to customers. Through the acquisition of powder coatings business from Śnieżka, Teknos will strengthen its’ R&D and production capabilities closer to the growing Polish market and shorten the supply chain for special products.

"The acquisition of powder coatings from Śnieżka supports Teknos’ growth strategy. We have been developing our powder coatings business for many years with good success. The acquisition is a natural step for Teknos. This improves our service level in the powder coatings and opens-up new business opportunities in the Polish market, said Lassi Tirkkonen, Group SVP, Metal Paints & Coatings, Teknos Group. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-26 01:00:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-25 13:32:08 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["237714","248862","239798","235163","247559","235365","249442","243756","243026","243428","247563","240736","237731","245335","239646"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 239263 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Axalta Coating Systems Appoints New Distributor for Powder Coating Supply in Vietnam [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => axalta-coating-systems-appoints-new-distributor-for-powder-coating-supply-in-vietnam [body] => Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Ocean Vietnam International Trading Co. Ltd. as its distributor for Alesta® powder coatings products in Vietnam to support Axalta’s growth strategy in the ASEAN market. Infrastructure growth in the region provides important opportunities for Axalta’s Alesta brand of powder coatings which are used in architectural, furniture, transportation and other industrial applications, the need for which is expected to follow economic growth in Southeast Asia.

“Axalta is confident that Ocean’s strong and experienced team will help our powder customers in Vietnam to obtain maximum value from our high-quality offerings,” said Dewi Djanuwati, Axalta Managing Director in the region. “Ocean’s team members are seasoned professionals in the powder coating industry with extensive knowledge of the market and excellent technical capability to support our customers.”

Backed by an experienced team and technology expertise, Axalta’s superior quality meets performance standards set by leading manufacturers and industry organizations. Alesta powder coatings are an environmentally responsible product that deliver excellent corrosion protection and aesthetically enhance substrates. Available in a variety of technologies for a broad range of applications, Alesta products deliver superior coverage and transfer efficiency which help customers increase performance and reduce overall cost.

“Ocean is familiar with the evolving needs of Vietnamese customers. We look forward to providing Axalta’s advanced technologies to meet customers’ most demanding requirements,” said Edward Wang, Ocean Vietnam General Manager. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-07 11:45:00 [updated_at] => 2017-02-07 11:46:42 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["243519","242229","242555","239280","239391","239171","236051","245031","248113","241405","238465","239976","248862","235163","237714","237561","236734","241224","237569","248906"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [relatedContent] => Array ( [0] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 235432 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => DKSH Signs Exclusive Agreement with ICL in Japan [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => dksh-signs-exclusive-agreement-with-icl-in-japan [body] => DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading Market Expansion Services provider and distributor of specialty chemicals, and ICL (Israel Chemicals Limited) Advanced Additives, a leading global specialty phosphate producer, have signed an exclusive agreement for DKSH to market, sell, distribute and supply ICL’s HALOX corrosion inhibitors product portfolio in Japan.

HALOX corrosion inhibitive pigments provide a high standard of protection without the use of lead and hexavalent chromium compounds. Under the agreement, DKSH will provide marketing, sales, distribution, logistics and after-sales services to ICL for their HALOX flash rust, inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors and specialty inhibitors, FLASH-X flash rush corrosion inhibitors and HALOX XTAIN tannin stain inhibitors for use in coatings applications. ICL has chosen to work with DKSH based on its first-class reputation in providing integrated and tailored Market Expansion Services along the entire value chain, as well as for its extensive regulatory, logistics and distribution capabilities in the region. ICL have been working with DKSH Marketing Services Spain and DKSH Portugal, Unipessoal, both formerly Zeus Quimica, for over 15 years.

“We are very excited about our partnership with DKSH. Their reliable strategic market insight will play a significant role in helping us serve and define growth for our paint and coatings market in Japan,” said Michael O’Brien, Commercial Lead, Paints & Coatings, ICL Advanced Additives.

“We are very pleased to be able to introduce ICL’s innovative corrosion inhibitors exclusively to our demanding customer base in Japan. ICL’s products complement and enhance our existing portfolio of specialty additives and we look forward to a successful business relationship with ICL,” added Carole Lin, Director, Global Business Development, Specialty Chemicals Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH.

The agreement will further strengthen DKSH’s market position in Japan while contributing to the Group’s overall profitability over time. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2016-12-07 00:00:00 [updated_at] => 2016-12-06 19:18:46 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["241427","243759","235938","244785","248047","244784","249123","246119","241951","237842","235249","236135","241664","242108"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [1] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 236424 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => RPM Buys SPS Group, a Decorative and Specialty Coatings Company [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => rpm-buys-sps-group-a-decorative-and-specialty-coatings-company [body] => RPM International has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company with annual net sales of approximately $60 million. Located about an hour south of Amsterdam in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, SPS will operate as part of RPM's Rust-Oleum European business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. It is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, excluding one-time costs.

SPS offers a complete line of topcoats for interior and exterior walls, primers, lacquers, floor and roof coatings, metal coatings, wood stains and finishes, plasters and more. Its major customers are large home center chains and builder merchants based in the Netherlands. Its products are used by painters, plasterers, industry and do-it-yourselfers.

"By leveraging the manufacturing and distribution strengths of SPS, we expect this acquisition to accelerate Rust-Oleum's growth in the Netherlands and other nearby European countries," stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "It will also allow the existing customer base of SPS to benefit from Rust-Oleum technologies and innovations." [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2016-12-28 04:31:00 [updated_at] => 2016-12-28 04:32:29 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["236320","241887","236749","236860","236678","235520","237734","244083","236865"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [2] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 237731 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Friedhelm Felten to Head Pigments Business at Merck KGaA [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => friedhelm-felten-to-head-pigments-business-at-merck-kgaa [body] => Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has announced new appointments to several executive positions. These appointments involve transfers between the businesses and Group functions.

As of April 1, Michael Heckmeier (49), currently Head of the Pigments & Functional Materials business unit, will become Head of the Display Materials business unit within Performance Materials. Display Materials includes the Liquid Crystals business, in which Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is the long-standing market and technology leader. Friedhelm Felten (51), who previously headed Group Procurement, will succeed Heckmeier on April 1 as Head of the Pigments & Functional Materials business unit. Both Heckmeier and Felten will report to Walter Galinat, CEO Performance Materials and member of the Executive Board.

Felten will be succeeded as Chief Procurement Officer by Joachim Christ (52), currently Head of Group Controlling & Risk Management, also a candidate from within the company. In his new position, Joachim Christ will report to Kai Beckmann, Chief Administration Officer and member of the Executive Board. The successor to Joachim Christ as Head of Group Controlling will be announced in due course.

“We place high priority on further developing our employees and executives. The intended exchange between Group functions and businesses is of mutual benefit and advances our company overall,” said Kai Beckmann, whose Executive Board responsibilities include Human Resources and Procurement.

“The moves show that our employees can grow both within a business sector and across functions and businesses. We are pleased that we could fill these positions with experienced managers from within the company,” said Walter Galinat in reference to the important new appointments.

Joachim Christ, who holds a degree in business administration, joined Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in 2011. Prior to that, he held various positions within Finance at Hoechst, Aventis and Lanxess.

Friedhelm Felten, who also holds a degree in business administration, joined the company in 2009. Before that he held management positions in Germany and abroad for DHL/Deutsche Post and BASF, among other companies.

Michael Heckmeier, who holds degrees in physics and mathematics, joined the company in 1998 and has served as Head of Liquid Crystals R&D, among other things. As Head of the Pigments business, he successfully restructured the cosmetics activities. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-18 11:12:00 [updated_at] => 2017-01-18 11:13:54 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["236008","239389","245389","236218","247277","248417","243534","242919","249055","240243","245001","235751","236562","243759","243476","240371","236122"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [3] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 238240 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => 2017-05-01 [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Teknos to Acquire Powder Coatings Business From Śnieżka [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => teknos-to-acquire-powder-coatings-business-from-nieka [body] =>

Teknos has entered into an agreement to acquire powder coatings business from Śnieżka in Poland.

Through the acquisition Teknos gets ownership to the powder coatings production lines and strengthens its’ sales and R&D organization.

Teknos’ vision is to be the leading supplier of technically advanced coating solutions - close to customers. Through the acquisition of powder coatings business from Śnieżka, Teknos will strengthen its’ R&D and production capabilities closer to the growing Polish market and shorten the supply chain for special products.

"The acquisition of powder coatings from Śnieżka supports Teknos’ growth strategy. We have been developing our powder coatings business for many years with good success. The acquisition is a natural step for Teknos. This improves our service level in the powder coatings and opens-up new business opportunities in the Polish market, said Lassi Tirkkonen, Group SVP, Metal Paints & Coatings, Teknos Group. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-01-26 01:00:00 [updated_at] => 2017-04-25 13:32:08 [last_updated_author] => 142069 [uploaded_by] => 142069 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["237714","248862","239798","235163","247559","235365","249442","243756","243026","243428","247563","240736","237731","245335","239646"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) [4] => Content Object ( [className] => Content [contentLinks] => Array ( ) [belongsTo] => [contentIssue] => [id] => 239263 [pageNumber] => [offset] => [totalPages] => [last_query] => [last_sql] => [show_errors] => 1 [databaseServer] => Array ( [key] => master [host] => 172.24.16.232 [user] => rodpub_beta [pass] => MvQQzhse92k58yA [db] => rodpub_beta ) [tableName] => contents [content_type_id] => 2487 [resource_id] => 0 [author_id] => 0 [primary_issue_slug] => [author_name] => {"name":"","title":""} [magazine_id] => 5 [layout_id] => 0 [primary_image] => 0 [primary_image_old] => [slider_image_id] => [banner_image] => 0 [title] => Axalta Coating Systems Appoints New Distributor for Powder Coating Supply in Vietnam [short_title] => [summary] => [slug] => axalta-coating-systems-appoints-new-distributor-for-powder-coating-supply-in-vietnam [body] => Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Ocean Vietnam International Trading Co. Ltd. as its distributor for Alesta® powder coatings products in Vietnam to support Axalta’s growth strategy in the ASEAN market. Infrastructure growth in the region provides important opportunities for Axalta’s Alesta brand of powder coatings which are used in architectural, furniture, transportation and other industrial applications, the need for which is expected to follow economic growth in Southeast Asia.

“Axalta is confident that Ocean’s strong and experienced team will help our powder customers in Vietnam to obtain maximum value from our high-quality offerings,” said Dewi Djanuwati, Axalta Managing Director in the region. “Ocean’s team members are seasoned professionals in the powder coating industry with extensive knowledge of the market and excellent technical capability to support our customers.”

Backed by an experienced team and technology expertise, Axalta’s superior quality meets performance standards set by leading manufacturers and industry organizations. Alesta powder coatings are an environmentally responsible product that deliver excellent corrosion protection and aesthetically enhance substrates. Available in a variety of technologies for a broad range of applications, Alesta products deliver superior coverage and transfer efficiency which help customers increase performance and reduce overall cost.

“Ocean is familiar with the evolving needs of Vietnamese customers. We look forward to providing Axalta’s advanced technologies to meet customers’ most demanding requirements,” said Edward Wang, Ocean Vietnam General Manager. [views] => 0 [published] => 1 [status] => 3 [priority] => 0 [publish_date] => 2017-02-07 11:45:00 [updated_at] => 2017-02-07 11:46:42 [last_updated_author] => 147600 [uploaded_by] => 147600 [user_role_id] => 0 [custom_fields] => [] [custom_fields_old] => [splitcontent] => 1 [content_url] => [related_content_ids] => ["243519","242229","242555","239280","239391","239171","236051","245031","248113","241405","238465","239976","248862","235163","237714","237561","236734","241224","237569","248906"] [is_show_company_name] => [created_at] => 2019-04-09 04:36:23 ) ) [contentTaxonomy_knowledge-center] => Array ( ) [formattedTitle] => DKSH Expands Performance Materials Business To Cambodia [taxonomy_keywords] => Array ( ) )