01 May 2018 | News | By NFS Correspondent
A leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 40 countries across the globe with around 1,800 employees, Azelis has announced that it is expanding its presence in Asia Pacific, opening three application laboratories in India. The technical centres will be servicing the Personal Care, Food & Health and CASE markets. Azelis can now offer the Indian market local support through formulation development, working on innovative concepts, analysis of products, technical training and seminars for customers and suppliers. During the last 5 years Azelis has grown in Asia Pacific, establishing a presence in 10 countries, opened 18 offices with 19 laboratories and acquired Chemcolour covering Australia and New Zealand, last November 2017.
Aparna Khurana, Managing Director India, Azelis, comments: “Asia and India in particular represent a significant growth opportunity for Azelis and this is highlighted by the opening of three laboratories. The high quality of the staff in the new laboratories will enable us to fully support our customers at a local level. Strengthening our offering by allowing us to further develop new ideas and concepts will aid Azelis’ potential, helping to accelerate our development and therefore better serve our principals.”
Azelis entered the Asia Pacific market six years ago in 2012 and now has offices in Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Continued investment in fully equipped laboratories, that also include existing facilities in China, Vietnam and Thailand, allows the company to meet the requirements of its customers in the Asia Pacific region, servicing a range of applications in the personal care, food, coatings and homecare markets.
Azelis Personal Care won the 2018 Cosmetics Fountain Innovation Award at PCHi exhibition (China) for the fourth consecutive year, as well as four industry innovation awards in 2017, including the Product Innovation Award at Ringier Technology Innovation Awards (China). In addition, Azelis Food & Health won the Ingredient Innovation Award at Cfia Morocco in 2016. These awards are a prime example of Azelis expertise leading the way.