DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. DSM’s products are used in a wide range of end-markets and applications, such as human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings and paint, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM has annual sales of over € 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.
DSM is a popularly known multinational Dutch company that mostly focuses on nutrition and health materials. The company has a well spread branches while it’s headquarter is located in Heerlen, a city in the South East of Netherlands. Towards the end of 2017, the DSM had hired over 21,000 people in its branches all over the 50 countries. In the same year, the company, registered sales totaling to €8,631 million.
DSM is organized into business groups or clusters which are further categorized according to the products and market formation. Each business group has its own director who must report to managing Board. In 2015 the DSM groups were placed in three categories:
This consists of Functional Materials, DSM Resins, DSM Dyneema and DSM engineering plastics. These materials serves various purposes for example; DSM Resins are used to make resins for making inks and paints and engineering plastics for electrical components.
This cluster mainly deals with DSM food supplies and Nutritional products. DSM nutrition provides nutrients such as lipid, vitamins and carotenoids all of which are synthetic. Some of DSM’s food specialties includes; yeast extracts, hydrocolloids and enzymes.
This cluster is purposed for managing company’s business ideas alongside strengthening innovation.