Global supplier of ingredients for personal and home care products, agriculture, coatings, food, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements, Cognis, has opened an affiliate in Mumbai, India.

Cognis first opened a liaison office in India in February 2008, with the aim of bringing the company closer to its customers in the region and gaining a greater understanding of local markets. The new affiliate will continue to grow Cognis’ business in India, and highlights the importance of this region.

Cognis Headquarters in Monheim, Germany

Cognis Headquarters in Monheim, Germany

Cognis is increasingly devoting resources to its operations in the Asia-Pacific region, which is now its third biggest market after Europe and North America. The decision to found Cognis India reflects the success of the company in one of the world’s most important emerging markets. In 2008, Cognis’ sales in India grew by some 30 percent, said the company in a release.