Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients


125+ Years of Jebsen & Jessen

Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients, formerly Jebsen & Jessen Chemicals, is part of the Jebsen & Jessen Group of Companies South East Asia, headquartered in Singapore. The chemicals business has been a core business of the group’s history since it was founded in 1963. As a chemicals distribution specialist we expanded from the initial two markets of Singapore and Malaysia to Thailand and Indonesia in the 1970s, Vietnam and the Philippines in the 1990s and Cambodia, Myanmar and Laos after 2011. With a growing need to offer a diverse portfolio of both speciality chemicals and ingredients for food, agribusiness and pharmaceuticals, we expanded our business and portfolio by acquiring Helm Mahaboon in 2010. In 2015 we changed our name to better suit our broad offerings spanning more than 100 supplier partners across six business lines. Beyond South East Asia we are represented in China through a joint venture with our sister company Jebsen Industrial Specialty Ingredients & Solutions Business. We also work closely with our sister company Jebsen & Jessen (GmbH & Co. KG) in Hamburg, Germany.

  • 2018

    Jebsen and Jessen History - JJIC

    Joint venture in PR China with Jebsen Industrial Specialty Ingredients & Solutions Business

  • 2015

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Regional Labs

    In September 2016, Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients inaugurated three regional lab-scale innovation centres in Thailand, for Food, Personal Care, and Coating industries.

  • 2015

    Jebsen and Jessen History - JJING

    Jebsen & Jessen Chemicals becomes Jebsen & Jessen Ingredients

  • 2011

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Myanmar

    Increase the market coverage into emerging markets: Cambodia and Myanmar

  • 2010

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Nutrilife

    Jebsen & Jessen Chemicals acquires Helm Mahaboon and forms Jebsen & Jessen NutriLife

  • 2008

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Evonik

    Jebsen & Jessen Chemicals joint venture with Degussa comes to an end

  • 1997

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Degussa

    As the Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)’s new joint venture with Degussa we are named JJ-Degussa

  • 1990

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Philippines

    Open new offices in Vietnam and the Philippines

  • 1970

    Jebsen and Jessen History - Thailand

    Jebsen & Jessen (SEA) expands into new markets of Thailand and Indonesia

  • 1963

    Jebsen and Jessen historical photo

    Relationships with key partners including Degussa and BASF form the basis of Jebsen & Jessen (SEA)’s new business established in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur

  • 1895

    Jebsen and Jessen historical photo

    Jacob Jebsen and Heinrich Jessen established our roots in Asia at the end of the 19th Century. Their company Jebsen & Co began life in 1895 in Hong Kong.