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Royal DSM NV history, profile and corporate video

Royal DSM NV engages in the manufacture and sale of nutritional and pharmaceutical ingredients, and industrial chemicals. The company operates in the following segments: Nutrition, Pharma, Performance Materials, Polymer Intermediates, Innovation Center, and Corporate Activities. The Nutrition segment comprises the business groups DSM Nutritional Products, and DSM Food Specialties, which concentrate on human nutrition and health, animal nutrition and health, and personal care. The Pharma segment covers the business groups DSM Pharmaceutical Products, and DSM Anti-Infective, which focus on the pharmaceutical outsourcing markets, and the generic antibacterial market. The Performance Materials segment makes synthetic fibers, engineering plastics, and resins used in coatings, and includes DSM Engineering Plastics, DSM Dyneema, and DSM Resins. The Polymer Intermediates segment consists of DSM Fibre Intermediates, which supplies key intermediates to DSM Engineering Plastics. The Innovation Center segment develops businesses, and includes the Business Incubator and Emerging Business areas; and DSM Venturing, which actively invests in start-up companies that create innovative products and services in health, nutrition, and materials. The Corporate Activities segment includes the Maleic Anhydride and Derivatives businesses, DEX Plastomers, and a number of other activities such as Sitech Services, DSM Insurances, and part of the costs of corporate departments. The company was founded in 1902 and is headquartered in Heerlen, Netherlands.

“DSM History

DSM began as a modest coal mining company in 1902. How did we transform over the years from Dutch coal miners to an international company that connects its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences to create solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance?

For more than a century we’ve led innovative thinking, created innovative products, and even reinvented ourselves more than once. When the time was right, we made significant investments and acquisitions and reorganized when needed. Now, we are a global leader in Health, Nutrition and Materials.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Dsm.com

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