DyStar Opens Warehouse In Biebesheim

DyStar Colours Distribution GmbH, Germany — a division of DyStar, a Singapore-based global provider
of dyes, auxiliaries and services for the textile and leather processing industries — and
Switzerland-based fourth-party logistics provider 4PL Central Station Deutschland GmbH have opened
a European warehouse in Biebesheim, Germany, to store DyStar’s inventory of textile dyes and
textile auxiliaries.

4PL Central Station invested approximately 2.7 million euros to build the 5,000-square-meter
state-of-the-art distribution center, which features a 12-meter high rack system, a containment
area for repacking liquids and equipment to stir liquids.

DyStar reports that Europe, and specifically Germany, are significant markets for the
company in spite of the ongoing European debt crisis. DyStar Colours Distribution recorded
double-digit growth in 2011, and the new European warehouse will help further the company’s

“This investment is an important strategic step which will bring forth considerable
improvement in our logistics,” said Eric Hopmann, managing director, DyStar Colours Distribution
GmbH. “Our capacities from three locations can be centralized in the new

warehouse which allows us to become more efficient and flexible in our customer supply
process. We are happy to have found a partner in 4PL Central Station Deutschland GmbH that will
support us in the future as professional logisticians.”

October 2, 2012