General presentation of DSM
Now let's find out a little more about who DSM is and what its main activities are. You need to be fully aware of the various sources of income of this group in order to understand the future challenges and thus be able to anticipate its growth or recession in the years to come. Here is some information on this subject:
The Royal DSM Group is a Dutch chemical company specialising in the development, manufacture and sale of performance materials and nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, transport, real estate, nutrition, health, electrical and electronics industries.
To better understand the activities of this group, it is possible to divide them into different categories according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:
- Nutritional products represent the major part of the group's revenues with 66.9% of the turnover. They include vitamins, enzymes, carotenoids, food ingredients and benzoates.
- Performance materials come in second place with 30.5% of sales and concern elastomers, resins and plastics.
- Biomedical and biotechnology products generated 2.1% of sales.
- Finally, the remaining 0.5% of the group's turnover comes from ancillary and minor activities.
With regard to the geographical distribution of DSM's activities, 24.1% of its turnover is generated in the Netherlands, 31.8% in the rest of Europe, 25.4% in America, 10.8% in China, 1.5% in Japan, 1.1% in India, 4.1% in Asia and 1.2% in the rest of the world.
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