DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, will provide marketing and sales, distribution and logistics, business development, and customer management for Valio’s high-quality milk powders in Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Taiwan.
Valio, a Finnish dairy and food company owned by 4,300 dairy farmers, has operated in the Southeast Asian market for years. Valio is especially known for its high-quality, safe, and pure dairy products. Thanks to the clean Arctic environment, meticulous quality control, extremely high level of hygiene, animal welfare, and responsible milk production, Valio’s milk is among the purest in the world. DKSH was chosen for its expertise in the food and beverage industry and proven track record as a key distribution partner in the Asia Pacific region.
“Industry-tailored, lactose-free Valio Eila® products are an example of our pioneering and research-based product development. Thanks to our unique technology, they are gut-friendly and can be also enjoyed by people who typically can’t consume milk products. We help local food industry companies to develop products for their own customers, including protein-rich yoghurts and low-sugar chocolate that meet local nutritional needs and are gut friendly,” says Timo Pajari, Senior Vice President heading Valio’s international sales of special milk powders.
Cesar Saez, Vice President Global Food & Beverage Ingredients, DKSH, added: “We are very pleased to enter a distribution agreement with Valio in several key markets across Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Valio is a brand leader in Finland and a major player in the international dairy ingredients market with 115 years of experience and Nobel prize-winning innovation. The company’s high-quality milk powders – derived from fresh Finnish milk that is pure and clean, combined with modern technology – are an excellent fit for our product portfolio in several applications, such as Confectionery & Bakery, Dairy and Ready meals. The products will be advantageous to our large customer base in Asia due to their protein content, taste, and other benefits. We look forward to increasing our market coverage with Valio in the region.”