Azelis Rises to Leader Position in Australia and New Zealand with Acquisition of Chemcolour. Azelis has decided to fully acquire Chemcolour, a leading supplier of specialty chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company will migrate to Azelis with a highly knowledgeable team of 90 people. The acquisition makes and strengthens Azelis one of ANZ's largest distributors.
Chemcolour is well positioned in local markets and has shown steady growth over the years in both the specialty chemicals and food additives sectors. The company has built a strong portfolio of suppliers established around the world, thanks to its solid values, technical expertise and innovative, problem-solving approach.
Azelis CEO Dr. Hans Joachim MullerOn the agreement, he said: “Australia and New Zealand are countries with growing populations and rich in natural resources. Sources of countries Chemcolour'The fact that it contributes positively to the strength of the flour makes this acquisition a great platform to bring to Australia and New Zealand with our current and global principles.”
Laurent Nataf, Azelis CEO, APAC said, “Chemcolour has a significant presence and long-standing history in both New Zealand and Australia. Their business models are tailored to local markets, not only in their excellent product portfolio and service, but also in their people's know-how and business skills. This is a perfect fit for us as we strive to be the best local champion in each region we serve. I am confident that we will create many synergies and achieve new achievements. ”
Murray Nancekivell, CEO of Chemcolour, said: “Chemcolour has positioned itself well in the New Zealand and Australian markets and it is time to continue this growth.
The acquisition of Chemcolour by Azelis has placed us in a stronger position in the market to better serve our customers. This is strong Combined with Azelis and Chemcolour values“Excellent opportunities are emerging for our employees,” he said.
The funds are managed by Apax Partners, are major shareholders of Azelis since 2015 and are committed to supporting the growth of the company in the specialty chemicals and foodstuffs distribution industry. The acquisition of Chemcolour confirms this commitment and Apax is confident that the expanded range of services and global reach this acquisition provides will bring significant benefits to United Group customers.
The transactions will be concluded in the coming months.
Azelis is Europe's leading distributor company specializing in the distribution of specialty chemicals. Azelis, which has grown very rapidly in the last 10 years; In Europe, Australia, Canada, India and China special chemicals It has brought together more than 37 companies specializing in distribution and combined them under a single organization.
Azelis, with its more than 1.100 employees, serves the industrial chemicals, paint, food & health, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, rubber & plastic products and feed industries.