Azelis expands in the US Personal Care market with the acquisition of Ross Organic

Azelis Americas, part of the Azelis Group, announced today the acquisition of Ross Organic, a specialty distributor into the personal care and home care / industrial cleaning markets located in Santa Fe, California, USA. With this move, Azelis Americas increases their resources and commitment to these specialty growth markets in the Western US. In keeping with Azelis Americas’ “go to market strategy”, the Ross Organic brand will remain, along with the people servicing the innovative western personal care market.

Hans-Joachim Müller, Azelis Group CEO, comments: “We are delighted about this acquisition. Ross Organic shares the same values that are central to Azelis: to be the best service provider in the industry. There is an excellent cultural fit between the companies which will result in enhanced service to both our customers and principals. I would like to thank our US team for their efforts in securing this important deal and am delighted that our successful growth strategy is being supported by funds advised by Apax Partners, our major shareholders.”

Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas states: “One of the pillars of our Personal Care strategy has been to focus on increasing our footprint in the US in the personal care space. The DeWolf acquisition in early 2014 has been a resounding success, and we feel similarly positive about the addition of Ross Organic. They are a proven leader in the sales and marketing of specialty products and have the technical resources and lab facilities to be successful, which are also key elements to our value proposition.” Mr. Bergonzi concludes: “This acquisition affords us the extended reach and history of sustainable organic growth in a strategically important market segment.”

“It is with great pride and enthusiasm that […]

Marcor Exhibit at SupplySide West 2016

Marcor, part of Azelis Americas, exhibits and is a major sponsor at this year’s Supplyside West at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Supply Side West is the largest trade show in the US for Nutritional products with over 15,000 visitors and 1,200 exhibitors.

Marcor Exhibit at IAFP 2016

Marcor, part of Azelis Americas, exhibited at this year’s International Association of Food Protection in St. Louis, MO. Over 3,500 participants this year attending the premier event in Food Safety testing & Microbiology Ingredients, equipment and methods. This event draws top tier exhibitors and industry experts from around the globe.

New Video for an Introduction to Azelis Americas

Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas along with Dr. Hans Joachim Müller, CEO of Azelis Group… are featured in a new, introduction video to Azelis Americas in which both share their visions, the culture of the company along with the goals and the benefits for customers and principals alike.

Marcor Azelis Pharma at the National Environmental Health Conference

The Microbiology & Fermentation division of Marcor, part of Azelis Americas, expands brand awareness at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas by featuring our products for bioremediation, healthcare/VetMD, food & environmental microbiology for a better world tomorrow.

Azelis closes deal for KDG acquisition

Effective December 17th, Azelis Group (Azelis) and KODA Distribution Group (KDG) announce that the deal to acquire US-based KDG, is complete and has now closed following regulatory clearance.
As of today, KDG is Azelis Americas and is led by Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas, and a member of the Azelis Board of Directors. Frank Bergonzi reports to Hans Joachim Müller, CEO Azelis Group.

Azelis Americas will continue to operate in the USA and Canada using its existing business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands will be maintained and co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure. Specialty markets are also aligned across the Group.

Frank Bergonzi said, “We are delighted to be part of Azelis. As our teams have gotten to know each other over the last weeks, it has been clear that we have similar cultures. We definitely have aligned business philosophy, centered around technical service and focus our efforts on specialty chemicals and ingredients. We share a common goal: to better serve our customers and principals at a global, regional and local level. Since the deal was announced, we learned that many of our principals have indicated they are interested in growing with us. A key attribute is our ability to access the smaller customer base via skilled sales teams with in-depth technical knowledge and market expertise.”

Hans Joachim Müller said,” Although we are now a much larger organisation with a better balanced geographical footprint, the overarching rationale of the acquisition was the revenue synergies that exist between KDG and Azelis, which we aim to exploit. Going forward we will be focusing on generating fast–paced organic growth by […]

Changes to Senior Leadership Team at Marcor

January 7, 2015 — Carlstadt, NJ — Azelis Americas’s Life Sciences market vertical formed by Marcor Development Corporation, a leading ingredient supplier to the health, nutrition, microbiology, fermentation, OTC/pharmaceutical and food markets announces changes to its Senior Leadership Team.

Hank DeWolf, current President of Azelis Americas Care has been named President of Azelis Americas Life Sciences. Holly Daley has been promoted to Executive Vice President & General Manager of Marcor Development where she will be responsible for managing Marcor’s sales organization and operating teams, which include customer service and supply chain. Marcor is also pleased to announce that Sara Dorman has been promoted to Director of Technology & New Business Development. In this role, she will provide routine technical and applications support as well as help define and guide Marcor’s path forward. By working closely with sales and customers Sara will identify products that complement the existing portfolio. In addition, drawing from her extensive technical background and experience, she will identify technologies that will enhance Marcor’s position in its operating divisions.

Marcor Development Corp. traces its roots to 1975 where it strove to partner with a select group of suppliers from around the world to supply specialty and naturally derived ingredients for use in nutraceuticals, fermentation, pharmaceutical and related applications; supplying some of the largest end-users and contract manufacturers in the industry.

Under the new Senior Leadership Team, the company will proactively enhance its business model with significant improvements in strategic focus, starting with the reorganization of the business into two operating divisions: Health & Nutrition and Microbiology/Fermentation. With this new structure in place, the company is better positioned to execute its business strategy, strengthening its market position in each of these divisions, and effectively scaling business […]

Marcor Launches New Website

As part of the acquisition of Marcor Development Corp., Azelis Americas (KDG), has updated the company’s website.

Further expansion of the website is planned, with expanded information about this New Jersey-based distributor of specialty chemicals and naturally derived ingredients for use in nutraceuticals, biologicals, pharmaceuticals and related applications.

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