DKSH celebrates 60-year partnership with Lindt & Sprüngli

07 December, 2017 by
FMCG Business

DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, celebrates 60 years of partnership with the chocolate factories of Lindt & Sprüngli. In November 1957, the company based in Kilchberg, Switzerland commissioned the trading house Ed. A. Keller & Co from Zurich to market and distribute Lindt premium chocolate in Hong Kong.

Over the past decades, the two firms have extended their partnership to include even more markets. Today, DKSH handles marketing and sales, distribution and logistics as well as regulatory services for Lindt. The collaboration covers all distribution channels – from supermarkets to personal care stores and e-commerce.

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Together with DKSH, Lindt & Sprüngli has developed a leading market position in Hong Kong over the past decades. In the segments of chocolate bars and dark chocolate, the Swiss premium brand is the undisputed number one.

Dr. Dieter Weisskopf, CEO, Lindt & Sprüngli, commented: “On behalf of Lindt & Sprüngli, I thank DKSH for the successful cooperation over the last 60 years. DKSH strongly supported us in gradually expanding our business in certain Asian markets and positioning ourselves as premium chocolate brand in this region. Particularly in Hong Kong, we were able to become the market leader with DKSH.”

The Hong Kong branch of DKSH was founded in 1923 as Ed. A. Keller & Co. and currently employs over 1,000 specialists. Thanks to its market expertise, local experience and the unique capillary distribution network, DKSH offers its manufacturers and customers attractive tailor-made business solutions.

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Lindt & Sprüngli looks back on a long tradition of 170 years, originating in Zurich, Switzerland. Today, quality chocolate products by Lindt & Sprüngli are made at 12 own production sites in Europe and the USA. They are distributed by 24 subsidiaries and branch offices, in more than 350 own stores, and also via a comprehensive network of more than 100 independent distributors around the globe. With over 13,000 employees, the Lindt & Sprüngli Group reported sales of CHF 3.9 billion in 2016.