SOURCE: DSM N.V.

September 03, 2007 10:35 ET

DSM China Campus in Shanghai: construction has commenced

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 3, 2007) -



Royal DSM N.V. today announces that the construction of the DSM China Campus in the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in the Pudong New Area of Shanghai (PRC) has commenced. The China Campus will comprise both all Shanghai offices of the DSM (China) Ltd. Holding and several business groups and the R&D labs of DSM in China. The DSM China Campus will house about 600 people and besides being the headquarter of DSM China, it will be DSM's biggest and most important research facility outside Europe and the USA

During the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place today, Jan Zuidam, Deputy Chairman of DSM's Managing Board of Directors, said: "China is important for all three drivers of DSM's strategy Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths: market-driven growth and innovation, increased presence in emerging economies and operational excellence. Today's groundbreaking ceremony is a major milestone for us in China. The DSM China Campus will act not only as the headquarters of DSM in China, but also as the new incubator of our innovation competences. We at DSM know China not only as a market and production base, but also as a strategic starting point of research and development. It is difficult to overestimate China's importance to DSM."

In its design and execution, the DSM China Campus will aim to achieve 'Gold' certification within the LEED program. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

"DSM takes sustainable and responsible entrepreneurship very seriously," said Weiming Jiang, President of DSM (China) Ltd. "For the third consecutive year we have been elected the most sustainable chemical company worldwide in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Therefore it was only logical that we would go for a 'green' design for our new DSM China Campus. The DSM China Campus will be one of the first buildings in China to earn the 'Gold' certification within the LEED program."

DSM DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. More information on DSM can be found at www.dsm.com.


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