Azelis extends distribution agreement with Merck for Russian market

Azelis, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, is delighted to announce it has extended its distribution agreement with Merck and has agreed to partner up for distribution in the Russian CASE, personal care and food & health markets, effective immediately.
Highlights & rationale
  • Extension of existing distribution agreements between Azelis and Merck with a mandate for personal care, food, CASE and electronic applications markets in Russia.
  • Widening of product portfolio with first class pigments, active ingredients and high quality chemical raw materials which enables our customers to create world-class products.
  • Successful European partnership with Merck for more than 20 years has facilitated this.
Azelis is proud to have a longstanding partnership with Merck, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. The partnership between Merck and Azelis started back in 1968 with one of the companies Azelis later acquired. Over the years, Nordics, Greece, Bulgaria, Benelux, France, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia were added. The Russian Federation is the latest country to be added to this impressive list.
Peter Heinig, Group Principal Manager Azelis, comments: “Russian customers know the innovative and highly reputable products of Merck well and we are very proud to add Merck’s products to our product portfolio in Russia. I am convinced that our team in the Moscow office will create a further success story which will lead to new mandate opportunities in the future.”
Andrey Zhukov, General Manager Azelis Russia, adds: “We succeeded to set up this new partnership thanks to the excellent work done by our local teams in close cooperation with our Group Principal Manager. We see strong interest from the market for the Merck product range and we are confident that we will be able to grow the business further and also strengthen the image of Azelis as a leading speciality chemicals and food ingredients distributor.”
Azelis commenced business in Russia in 2008, first catering to the food & health market. Soon after, Azelis expanded business into personal care, plastic polymers, coatings and pharmaceutical markets. Azelis Russia provides technical developments and support for customers from both Azelis’ offices and warehousing facilities in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Krasnodar, all conveniently located across Russia, safeguarding short lead times and cost-efficient deliveries.