As members of the Executive Committee, Laurent and Sertaç will both report to Group CEO,Dr. Hans Joachim Müller. They will commence transitioning into their new roles shortly to ensure a smooth and seamless handover.
Dennis Verhaert, the current Group M&A Director, will be assuming a new role within Azelis, details of which will be announced soon.
Created in 2001 through the merger of Novorchem in Italy and Arnaud in France, establishing the foundation for an international distribution network, as envisioned by Dr. Hans Udo Wenzel, the founder of Novorchem. However, the roots of Azelis actually can be traced back to 1898, with the formation of Chance and Hunt, a chemical distributor in the UK, which became part of Azelis in 2002.
Azelis has a leading position in the highly fragmented specialty chemicals and food ingredients distribution market, having established a global market reach with a local footprint. We are the conduit between over 2,300 specialty chemicals and food ingredients principals that have granted Azelis one or more mandates to distribute their products, and over 51,000 customers, which are typically small- and medium-sized players that cater to diversified life sciences and industrial chemicals end markets.
The group have a presence in 57 countries around the world, with over 60 application laboratories and 100+ offices globally. Azelis is a market leader in EMEA (which accounted for 46.5% of the Group's revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020), where it is the second largest pure-play specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor, and the Americas (which accounted for 42.9% of the Group's revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020), where it is the largest pure-play specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor, and has a growing presence in Asia-Pacific (which accounted for 10.7% of the Group's revenue for the year ended December 31, 2020).
Azelis's brands in the Americas:
Vigon International, Inc. has been a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-quality flavor and fragrance ingredients for more than 33 years. Its range of product offerings and service is unsurpassed in the industry; recognized as INC. 5000's "Fastest Growing Companies" and "Best Places to Work".