An evolution of successful transformations
How did we transform over the years from Dutch coal miners to a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials?
In fact, DSM’s diversification began as early as 1919 with the opening of a coke plant. Post-1945 this diversification into bulk chemicals and petrochemicals accelerated so that by the time the last mine closed in 1973 DSM was a chemical company.
Since the 1990s, during which the company was fully privatised, DSM transformed itself again, selling almost all of its commodity chemicals activities and becoming a global science-based company delivering innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.