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Azelis Announces Distribution Agreement with Evonik in DACH for Coatings & Inks Applications

Published on 2014-02-03. Author : SpecialChem

In addition to other European countries, Azelis can now also offer products in Evonik's Crosslinkers business line to customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) for coatings, inks and other applications. This new co-operation represents a mandate extension of successful agreements between the two companies for these products across Europe.

Michel Dumusois, International Business Director, Azelis Coatings, states, "With Evonik's Crosslinkers technology coupled with Azelis' Coatings expertise, I am certain that its well-known product line will be a strong addition to our portfolio in DACH. Azelis will leverage its experience in Crosslinkers applications, established local customer relationships and work closely with Evonik, to rapidly expand market share in the region."

Johan Holleman, Sales Director Europe, Evonik, adds "We know that many of our customers value the extra flexibility that comes from sourcing products via a third party known for a broad product portfolio and value added service. We are certain this will continue to be a fruitful partnership with benefits for all involved, as we have worked well with the Azelis Coating teams in other European countries."

Evonik's Crosslinkers business line, part of the Coatings & Additives business unit and marketed under the VESTASOL®, VESTAMIN®, VESTANAT® and VESTAGON® trade names, offers real benefits for customers by improving coating performance and protection in a wide range of paints, coatings and printing inks.

About Evonik

Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik's corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2012 more than 33,000 employees generated sales of around €13.4 billion and an operating profit of about €2.4 billion.

About Azelis

Azelis is one of the leading global speciality chemicals distributors providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. They serve more than 20,000 customers in the coatings, chemicals, rubber & plastic additives, food & health, animal nutrition, pharma and personal care industries.

Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service center in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis, backed by private equity investor 3i, has a turnover of €1,100 million and employs 1,100 knowledgeable people located in 37 facilities in 33 countries across Europe, Australia, Canada, China, India and Japan.

Source: Azelis

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