D&S Exports, Inc. supplies commercial kitchen and laundry equipment, spare parts and supplies to a network of equipment distributors and dealers throughout the world. We provide expert marketing, distribution and service solutions for markets in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
For our distributors – we offer competitive prices and excellent export delivery services including: project design/consulting, procurement services, consolidation, shipping and documentation. We represent the world's top brands of commercial equipment, and we can coordinate large project procurements into single, consolidated shipments for maximum ease, efficiency, and profitability to our clients.
For our manufacturers – we offer a cost-effective, expert approach to complex markets. We understand the export market complexities, cultures, and language. We customize marketing projects to drive demand for specific products, in distinct markets. We regularly travel to our territories, and we run several overseas offices. This enables us to further deepen our customer relationships and uncovering new market opportunities.
We are headquartered in Norwalk, CT USA, and have established offices and distribution hubs in Dubai, Lebanon, Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing.
We have intimate knowledge of our markets, the local customs, and of course, the language. Our professionals speak Arabic, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Korean, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, Tamil, Tagalog, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
D&S was founded in 1991 by owners Steven R. Straut (BS, Fordham) and Derek M. Dominici, (BA, Hobart College), shortly after the end of the first Gulf War. The company focused on the immediate opportunities presented after the first Gulf War, supplying equipment for large Kuwaiti reconstruction projects. First year sales in Kuwait were nearly USD 1 Million. The company then launched into other market of Southeast Asia.
In 1995 D&S opened its first overseas office in Kuala Lumpur, which remains its key Asian regional office and distribution hub. The company has steadily expanded its sales and markets since the beginning.