Distribution agreement for Vietnam

Azelis has announced its new distribution agreement with Merck in Vietnam. Effective on 1 April 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.

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.

Laurent Nataf, CEO and President Asia Pacific at Azelis, said: “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. This new agreement is also an important acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to be a preferred and trusted partner on a global scale.”

Panutin Tantichuwet, Head of Commercial Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand at Merck, added: “Azelis is a global leader 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.”

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