16.01.2013 | DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, extends its partnership with Sanofi, a diversified global healthcare leader, to distribute consumer goods to retail channels. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 9, 2013 – DKSH Business Unit Consumer Goods, Asia’s leading Market Expansion Services specialist for fast moving consumer goods, has signed an additional agreement with Sanofi Malaysia to distribute the consumer health products to a wider range of retail channels in Malaysia.
This partnership is an extension of the existing services provided by DKSH to Sanofi Malaysia, which include warehousing facility, invoicing and delivery to existing customers, amongst others.
In addition to Malaysia, DKSH and Sanofi have a close partnership in Thailand and Vietnam where DKSH provides Market Expansion Services to Sanofi in the hospital, pharmacy, and other retail channels.
With a proven track record, unrivalled cross-industry channel coverage and established distribution capabilities in Malaysia, DKSH was chosen as the preferred partner for Sanofi Malaysia to grow beyond traditional healthcare channels. It also enables both parties to leverage the growing potential of retail channels to distribute a wider range of over-the-counter consumer products.
"We are confident that the strong portfolio and expertise of DKSH in its varied and broad distribution channels will enable Sanofi Malaysia to close the distribution gap in the country. Through this partnership, we look forward to accelerating the growth of our consumer healthcare products and most importantly enable consumers to gain access to our diversified product offering in Malaysia," said Leah Goodman, General Manager, Sanofi Singapore, Malaysia & Brunei.
Lian Teng Hai, Executive Director Consumer Goods, DKSH Malaysia added, "We are extremely excited about this cooperation with Sanofi, leveraging our sales and distribution capability to increase accessibility
and availability of their products in these fast growing channels."
The extended partnership with Sanofi Malaysia will further strengthen DKSH’s market position and gradually contribute to the Group’s overall profitability.
Sanofi, a diversified global healthcare leader, discovers, develops, and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in healthcare, with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme. Through the acquisition of Genzyme, Sanofi has strongly reinforced its footprint in rare diseases and bio surgery fields.
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 650 business locations in 35 countries – 630 of them in Asia – and 26,000 specialized staff, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 7.3 billion in 2011.
About DKSH Malaysia
DKSH Malaysia is an operation within the DKSH group, offering DKSH’s clients and customers a comprehensive network of sales, marketing, logistics, and distribution services, as well as well-established deep local relationships built since its establishment in 1923 in Malaysia. It is one of the oldest and largest Market Expansion Services providers in the country,...