Azelis has announced its new distribution agreement with Merck Performance Materials, in which Azelis will distribute Merck’s complete range in Vietnam beginning April 1, 2020.
- 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 (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers), 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.
“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,” Laurent Nataf, CEO and president Asia Pacific at Azelis, said. “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.”
“Azelis is a global leader in specialty chemicals distribution,” Panutin Tantichuwet, head of commercial Southeast Asia and Australia/New Zealand at Merck, said. “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.”