DKSH positions Thailand as R&D hub in Asia with opening of new demonstration lab and calibration center
DKSH Business Unit Technology has opened a sizeable, fully-fitted demonstration lab and calibration center in Thailand, elevating the market to a distinguished research and development (R&D) hub in the region.
Bangkok, January 27, 2023 – DKSH Business Unit Technology, a leading Market Expansion Services provider for technology companies seeking to grow their business in Asia and beyond, has invested in one of the largest fully-fitted demonstration laboratories and calibration centers in Thailand. This move not only solidifies the Business Unit’s position as one of the leading scientific instrumentation providers in Thailand but also strengthens the market’s reputation as a leading R&D hub in Asia.
The 2,270 square meter lab accommodates over 50 machines as well as equipment for demonstrations and 190 professionals offering consultancy and services in four areas: general laboratory equipment, analytical instrumentation, life sciences, and microbiology.
The calibration center offers ISO/IEC 17025 calibration services, after-sales and workshop services, as well as application development programs for its customers.
In addition, the lab aims at synergizing the close collaboration between academia and industries to ultimately increase research and innovation output. In the demonstration lab, university students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience. DKSH Technology plans to host regular seminars featuring renowned experts from domestic and international domains.
Oliver Hammel, Vice President, Business Unit Technology, DKSH Thailand, stated: In the past three years, Thailand has shown great potential in R&D for vaccination, propelled by the pandemic. DKSH Technology contributed to combat the pandemic in Thailand, whether by developing COVID-19 mobile testing, providing surface disinfection solutions, or offering innovative instruments for research, development, and production for public and private sectors. With this new lab, we are even better positioned to advance Thailand's potential to be a center for R&D in various fields, including pharmaceutical, food, beverage, cosmetic, chemical, agricultural product, and FMCG industries.
Somchai Chakornsiri, General Manager, Scientific Instrumentation, DKSH Technology, added: “DKSH Business Unit Technology drives the success of many brands in Thailand. Reputable Thai firms entrust us, as their trusted partner, with their R&D processes for food, medicine, cosmetics, chemical, and agricultural products, among many others. The newly launched lab enables us to provide manufacturers with cutting-edge analytical tools and equipment to advance their innovations and help them succeed.
DKSH’s purpose is to enrich people’s lives. For more than 150 years, we have been delivering growth for companies in Asia and beyond across our Business Units Healthcare, Consumer Goods, Performance Materials, and Technology. As a leading Market Expansion Services provider, we offer sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, eCommerce, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. DKSH is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and adheres to its principles-based approach to responsible business. Listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, DKSH operates in 36 markets with 33,100 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.1 billion in 2021. The DKSH Business Unit Technology offers complete solutions for specialized industrial applications. With around 1,600 specialists, the Business Unit generated net sales of CHF 430.3 million in 2021. www.dksh.com/tec