POLAND – Speciality chemicals and food ingredients supplier, Azelis has agreed to extend its distribution agreement with Kerry Group, a producer of taste and nutrition solutions serving the food, beverage and pharma industries in Poland

Under the agreement, Azelis will distribute Kerry’s solutions for meat, ready meals and plant-based food processors on the Polish market, further building on the existing global partnership between the two companies.

As Kerry’s new distribution partner in Poland, the new mandate is an extension of the existing distribution agreements that the two companies have in Europe and the Americas.

As a long-term distribution partner of Kerry Group in Europe and the Americas, Azelis claims that it has demonstrated steady organic growth, stimulated by its strong formulation expertise, innovation capabilities as well as their extensive product knowledge and experience.

Azelis said that this partnership allows the company to further expand its footprint in the meat, ready meals and plant-based food market in general and the Polish food and health market specifically.

“This distribution agreement allows us to further expand our footprint in the meat sector in Poland, following our acquisition of Euroconsultant last year which enhanced our position in the smoke flavor market,” Renata Bugiel, Regional Managing Director Azelis Poland & Ukraine said.

“Our skilled team of sales people and lab experts in Poland is very excited to present our expanded product portfolio to our meat, ready meals and plant-based food customers.”

Michał Stachowiak, Regional Commercial Director Kerry Poland, Ukraine & Baltics, added “Kerry’s vast and innovative portfolio enables Azelis to further enhance its customer solutions while providing a combination of signature taste, texture, functionality, improved nutrition and clean label formulations.

“Working with Azelis helps us to extend our existing presence on the Polish market and we are confident that Azelis’ reach and know-how is a very important asset for us in this regard.”

Azelis prides of 19 food and nutrition application laboratories located around the globe, in Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and most recently opened new application lab in Shanghai, China.

The company has also acquired Megafarma, a Mexican specialty distributor for food and pharma industries as well as Lebanon headquartered food ingredients distributor Orkila.

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