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DSM and Lonza Strengthen Their Partnership

by 5m Editor
26 June 2009, at 3:08pm

SWITZERLAND - DSM and Lonza have strengthened their partnership by renewing their collaboration in Visp/Lalden Switzerland.

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd and Lonza Ltd have announced the early renewal and extension of their long-time collaboration in the production facilities in Visp and Lalden, Wallis, Switzerland. Lonza has for decades been a critical supplier for the services and raw materials for the vitamins, carotenoids and aroma chemicals produced by DSM Nutritional Products. Within the framework of this new contract, the parties are reviewing the organisational setup for the 147 Lonza employees working at the Lalden site of DSM Nutritional Products.

In today's environment, it becomes of increasing importance to intensify partnerships in order to be able to innovate, deliver the highest quality, and secure future growth at competitive conditions. All these elements are intrinsically part of the partnership between Lonza and DSM Nutritional Products.

"We are very pleased to continue our partnership with DSM. The common utilization of the infrastructure is benefiting both partners. The extended partnership is also a promising commitment to the production sites of Visp and Lalden, showing that they are able to deliver high quality products at competitive costs," comments Lonza CEO, Stefan Borgas.

"We have many interests in common here in Visp and Lalden and the collaboration between Lonza and DSM is very close. We are excited about the extension of the existing partnership by many years,! adds Leendert Staal, President and CEO of DSM Nutritional Products.

The collaboration between the companies dates back to 1965, when the predecessor company Teranol AG was founded to produce vitamin A and E. As Lonza commissioned at that same time its cracker, which could supply the necessary raw materials acetylene and hydrogen, the decision was made to locate the new Teranol production site in Lalden next to existing Lonza infrastructure.