Azelis opens new innovation center to bolster position in Mexico’s food ingredients market

Mexico – Azelis is seeking to strengthen its position in Mexico’s food ingredients and specialty chemical markets with the opening of a new full-service innovation center in Mexico City.  According to a report by FoodBev, Azelis-owned Megafarma will be responsible for the innovation center featuring five industry-specific application labs for Food, Pharma, Plastics, Personal Care and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers).  Azelis says that application labs will provide custom formulations, product development, regulatory compliance, problem-solving, and sales support to these dynamic and constantly evolving market segments.  The center will also host virtual and live customer seminars, interactive formulation workshops, and hands-on technical training…

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Speciality chemical supplier Azelis opens smoke flavors production facility in Denmark

DENMARK — European speciality chemical supplier Azelis has opened an extraction and distillation plant in Denmark to produce smoke flavors. This new facility located in Copenhagen, Denmark,  is one of the few units in the world producing highly concentrated smoke flavors for a range of food applications, including blends and sauces. The new plant consists of distillation columns, storage, blending, a laboratory and office facilities covering a surface of 6,500 m². Smoke flavorings are widely applied in the flavor and food blender industry for an extensive range of flavors and…

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Azelis and Kerry Group expand distribution partnership in Poland

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…

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Food ingredients supplier Azelis joins global initiative for sustainable supply chains

EUROPE – Global distributor of food ingredients and speciality chemicals, Azelis has joined the global initiative for sustainable supply chains, Together for Sustainability (TfS) to strengthen company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. As a joint initiative and global network of 25 chemical companies, TfS delivers the de facto global standard for environmental, social and governance performance of chemical supply chains. The TfS program is based on the UN Global Compact and Resposbible Care principles and is growing into a global organisation with regional representation and strategic partnerships in Asia, North…

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Azelis acquires Megafarma to expand operations into Latin America

MEXICO – Global food ingredients supplier, Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire Megafarma, a Mexican specialty distributor for food, pharma as well as veterinary industries. According to Azelis the integration of Megafarma will provide the company with access to a “promising market” while creating a strong platform for growth in the global specialty chemicals and food ingredients distribution business. With Azelis Americas’ headquarters in Westport, the company added that the acquisition of the Mexico City based company will also support he company’s expansion in Latin America. Megafarma also has…

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Azelis expands its distribution agreement with Roquette into Asia Pacific

BELGUIM – Azelis has agreed to expand its partnership with Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, into new territories. Azelis will now be distributing Roquette’s complete food range in Indonesia and its pea ingredients in Vietnam. The food ingredients supplier said that the deal will further reinforce the company’s position as key player in the food and nutrition industry and its commitment to support the markets in Asia Pacific in general. This new mandate builds upon the existing partnership between Azelis and Roquette…

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Azelis opens new application lab in China to serve agri-food market

CHINA – Leading specialty ingredients and chemicals provider, Azelis has opened a new application laboratory in Shanghai, China to expand its service delivery to agri-food customers. The center which is Azeli’s fourth technical laboratory serving the Specialty Agri/Horti market will offer product advice, formulation development and technical research for the agriculture, horticulture, amenity and farm care market segments. This is an addition to other application facilities in Italy, Vietnam and New Zealand specialized in crop protection, plant protection products with a focus on crop yield and quality optimization. “By opening…

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Azelis and CP Kelco expands distribution partnership in the Nordics

EUROPE – Azelis, leading specialty ingredients supplier has announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with CP Kelco to serve the food and beverage industry in the Nordic region. With the deal which becomes effective 23 June 2019, Azelis becomes the exclusive distributor of CP Kelco products for customers in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and the Faroe Islands. It further strengthens existing partnership between Azelis and CP Kelco in parts of Europe and Asia, and includes distribution of pectin, carrageenan, gellan gum and SIMPLESSE® micro-particulated whey protein concentrate.…

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Azelis acquires Canadian specialty ingredients and chemicals firm Chemroy

CANADA – Leading chemicals and ingredients supplier, Azelis has announced that it has acquired 100% shareholding in Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, Chemroy for an undisclosed amount. Azelis said that the transaction will position it as one of the leading ingredients and chemicals distributor in Canada, with a strong presence in chemicals, food, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and personal care segments. Chemroy complements Azelis portfolio and strengthens its global leadership in speciality chemicals and food ingredients. Founded in 1967, Chemroy Canada, Inc. distributes specialty chemical and food ingredients and…

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Azelis acquires MK Ingredients to strengthen food distribution capabilities in India

INDIA – Global food ingredients supplier, Azelis has acquired 100% of distribution activities of MK Ingredients & Specialties and SSD Industries to strengthen its position in the Indian food segment. According to Azelis, the acquisition brings improved product offering and customer reach to its operations and enables it to grow its Food & Health business. Azelis which entered India in 2008 said the deal with family-owned MK Ingredients was consistent with its corporate strategy of organic growth and will enhance a strategic focus in India. MK is a distributor covering…

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