The founders of the Diethelm and Keller companies started their careers in Asia during the late 1860’s , trading products between Europe and Asia. Over time, descendants of the founding families expanded the trading business to take in marketing, logistics and related services, while also diversifying into industrial and travel activities.
The Diethelm Keller Group consists of five operating units, plus the Diethelm Keller Real Estate unit, the shareholder services office and a strategic participation in DKSH Holding Ltd. All subsidiaries hold strong positions within their respective fields and operate with a high degree of entrepreneurial autonomy.
As of the end of 2016, the five operating units of the Diethelm Keller Group employ more than 5’000 people in 28 countries.
DKSH employs more than 30'000 people representing 77 nationalities in 36 countries