DIC Europe GmbH, the European distribution arm of the Japanese giant Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Incorporated, has been trading for more than 30 years in the UK and Germany.
Its mother company has a much longer history – dating back to 1908 – and is a world leader in global markets for products including printing inks and organic pigments. Currently producing more than 300,000 different chemical products, the DIC group includes around 250 companies worldwide, employing more than over 27,000 people.
The way that DIC Europe GmbH does business is driven by the principle that a first-class product needs first-class support – and first-class support is what they have found in TWP.
Jurgen Zimmerman has been working with TWP as accountants for the company’s UK branch, in Staines, Middlesex, since the summer of 2006, when he took on his current role of chief financial officer at DIC Europe GmbH, based in Dusseldorf.
He inherited TWP from a colleague, who had found them through research that started the old-fashioned way – by looking through a phone book – and he has quickly come to value what the firm has to offer.
TWP initially supplied auditing services – now transferred to a central auditor in Dusseldorf – but continues to provide company secretarial services, payroll support, tax advice and general accountancy input, including advice on issues such as business trip expenses.
As the DIC group continues to move forward, TWP is also assisting in the takeover of another office, which is still in the process of completion.
And in the future, Jurgen is looking forward to making good use of TWP’s proactive approach to business development to explore ways to help DIC Europe grow still further.
He says: “We, as a very international operating company, are very pleased that we found TWP as our advisers. On the one hand, their service is highly professional – on the other, they are friendly and flexible to work with.
“They are very different from some of our other advisers in the way that they react promptly and appropriately, whenever we need their help. If we had more advisers like TWP in other countries, we would be much happier.”