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DSM to Focus on Life Sciences and Materials, Divest Major Businesses

8:32 AM MDT | October 3, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Sijbesma: Looking to accelerate sales growth. DSM has announced a major strategy shift that involves building up its life sciences and material sciences portfolio further, and divesting or partnering other businesses. The group says it will make the changes through 2010. To accommodate the planned changes, DSM will create five reporting clusters. They are nutrition, pharma, performance materials, polymer intermediates, and base chemicals and materials. The changes will help push annual, organic sales growth above 5%, generating additional revenues of up to...

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