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Azelis and Merck Enter New Distribution Agreement for Vietnam

Published on 2020-03-27. Edited By : SpecialChem

Vietnam-flag Azelis has announced its new distribution agreement with Merck. Effective on April 1st 2020, Azelis will distribute Merck Performance Materials’ complete range in Vietnam for personal care, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), food & health, and industrial chemicals.

Highlights of the Partnership

  • This partnership is an extension of existing distribution agreements between Azelis and Merck in other countries and covers Merck Performance Materials’ range for personal care, CASE, food & health and industrial chemicals in Vietnam.
  • To ensure business continuity and the best customer experience, former Merck’s employees will join Azelis’ team in Vietnam, reinforcing Azelis’ local sales and customer service for the Personal Care and CASE market segments.
  • Merck Performance Materials’ portfolio includes first class pigments, active ingredients and high quality chemical raw materials.
  • This agreement underlines Azelis’ commitment to organically grow with its key partners in Asia Pacific.
  • The partnership between Merck and Azelis started back in 1968 with one of the companies Azelis later acquired. Over the years, Azelis extended its partnership with Merck across Europe. Vietnam is the latest country to be added to this list.

Offering Tailor-made Solutions to Customers

Laurent Nataf, CEO and President Asia Pacific at Azelis, comments, “Merck Performance Materials’ high-quality range will be a great asset for Azelis Vietnam, enabling us to offer innovative, tailor-made solutions to customers for their entire lateral value chain. Our dedicated application laboratories in Vietnam will play a critical role, allowing us to support our customers in formulation of innovative concepts that shorten their time to market and help them become and remain market leaders in their industries.

Panutin Tantichuwet, Head of Commercial Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand at Merck, adds, “Azelis is one of the global leaders in specialty chemicals distribution. Their local technical sales team will help us focus on enhanced services to our customers in Vietnam, where we aim to improve customer intimacy, innovation and technology effort. We are confident that thanks to our strong collaboration with Azelis, we will be able to serve Merck’s customers even better for future business growth.”

Azelis has significantly grown in Asia Pacific during the last five years, establishing presence in 11 countries and opening more than 25 laboratories.

Source: Azelis
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