We are very pleased to be joining the DKSH Smollan Group, a business that shares aligned culture, values and vision of growth with CROSSMARK
DKSH Smollan has completed an agreement to acquire the leading sales and marketing provider, CROSSMARK in Australia. This acquisition will strengthen existing offering in the country through adding further scale, service offering and local expertise.
Smollan, in partnership with DKSH, has offered retail solutions for manufacturers and retailers in the Asia Pacific region since 2009. These services include advisory services, sales and retail execution, marketing solutions, technology and e-commerce. Over the past ten years, the joint venture has become the leading solutions provider in Asia Pacific, with a regional coverage in twelve markets now.
CROSSMARK operates across various categories and channels, including grocery, speciality retail, hardware, pharmacy as well as telecommunications in the Australian market. CROSSMARK Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Kirk has said of the deal, “We are very pleased to be joining the DKSH Smollan Group, a business that shares aligned culture, values and vision of growth with CROSSMARK. I’m excited about the opportunities this partnership will bring in continuing to develop our market leading service and creating further growth opportunities for not only our client partners but also importantly our people.”
DKSH Smollan Chief Executive Officer, Sean Leas has said that “With the acquisition of CROSSMARK Australia, DKSH Smollan is strengthening its offering in Australia by leveraging the capability and expertise we have developed throughout Asia Pacific. By expanding as a leader in the market, we believe the acquisition will compliment our existing business in Australia and continue to create further growth opportunities for brands, retailers and our people."