French Company Berkem Partners with Indchem International for Distribution in India

Berkem, a leading French company specializing in bio-based chemistry, has inked a strategic agreement with Indchem International, a major global supplier of cosmetic ingredients catering to the beauty sector. This collaboration sets the stage for the distribution of Berkem’s innovative cosmetic ingredients in India.

Recognizing the robust growth potential of the Indian market and the increasing demand for natural ingredients in cosmetic products to ensure quality and performance, Berkem is enthusiastic about joining forces with Indchem International. Indchem International’s strong local presence and extensive network make it an ideal partner for ensuring the distribution of Berkem’s cosmetic ingredients. 

Éric Moussu, Vice President of Sales at Groupe Berkem, expressed his pride in the collaboration, stating, “We are very proud to be able to rely on solid partners such as Indchem International, which enjoys a strong local footprint, to ensure the distribution of Groupe Berkem’s cosmetic ingredients and to participate in the naturalization of the cosmetics market.”

The Indian cosmetics industry has shown substantial growth, with total sales estimated at EUR 5.49 billion in 2019 and ambitions to triple to EUR 17.8 billion by 2025. Factors such as the expanding middle class, increased purchasing power, the diversification of sales channels, the influence of celebrities, and the quest for alternatives to the Chinese market are expected to boost the demand for high-end cosmetic products.

This latest distribution agreement underscores Groupe Berkem’s commitment to expanding its global footprint through partnerships with specialized distributors. It follows similar agreements inked in 2023, including those with Azelis for Thailand and Korea, Kreglinger for the United Kingdom, Unipex for Benelux and Switzerland, and Barentz in 2022 for Canada and the United States.

Tavleen Sainathan, Director of IndChem International, emphasized their dedication to providing customers with comprehensive solutions. This collaboration with Groupe Berkem and their expertise in plant-based chemistry further enhances the quality and diversity of their product offerings, ultimately enabling customers to strengthen their market positions with premium ingredients.

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