Azelis Benelux announces new partner in the Netherlands

27 November 2007

In line with the Azelis Group’s goal to strengthen its position in the Netherlands and Benelux, the operating company in Belgium, Azelis Benelux, has acquired Interland Chemie B.V., based in Oosterhout, the Netherlands.

Interland, with total sales of more than €50 million in 2007, is one of the few remaining independent Dutch specialty chemicals distributors, concentrating on the Food, Chemicals and Animal Nutrition sectors. Driven by a dynamic and professional team and a personal approach, Interland serves an impressive Principal and Customer base. The current Interland Board and Management team will remain unchanged ensuring continuity for Principals and Customers and they will join Azelis as shareholders.

Herman Meynaerts, Managing Director of Azelis Benelux said: “We look forward to working together with this successful, entrepreneurial and growing company and we are strongly convinced that Interland’s activities complement those of Azelis.”  Henk Wisseborn, Managing Director of Interland confirms: “Interland’s Principals will fully support this acquisition deal as the pan-European scale of Azelis will offer them multiple benefits.”
Hans Udo Wenzel, CEO of Azelis S.A added: “This mutual partnership offers great synergy potential for the Azelis Group in these important industry sectors and will substantially reinforce our position in the Benelux area.”

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For further information contact:

For Azelis: Dianne Nott: Telephone +44 (0) 1925 267557 Mob +44 (0) 7860 272754
For Interland Chemie: Henk Wisseborn or Edward Verdult:Telephone +31 (0)162 423240

See: http://www.interlandchemie.com/

Editors notes:

  • Azelis is the leading European distributor of specialty chemicals, polymers and related services. It was formed in 2001 and has pursued a ‘growth by acquisition strategy’, purchasing small/medium specialty distributors, whilst at the same time developing organic growth through the identification of synergies among member companies.
  • The Azelis Group currently comprises 34 companies, operates in 22 European countries and has offices in Shanghai and Mumbai. It offers international chemical producers access to many specialised market segments. Its international business units focus on providing products and specialist technical services into the Food & Health, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Animal Nutrition, Plastics, Composites, Rubber, Coatings and Chemical Industries. http://www.azelis.com
  • Interland Chemie BV is a distributor of raw materials and ingredients into the Food, Feed, Chemical, Personal Care/Cosmetic/Health Care and Pharmaceutical industries, located in the Netherlands. In addition the company also distributes general chemicals into other industrial sectors such as chemical synthesis, metal treatment, paper, paint, printing, textiles and water treatment. Interland Chemie BV has been distributing for almost 30 years. Interland Chemie BV is registered and accredited with ISO 9001-2000 status (approved by SGS) and since October 2003 with GMP and HACCP status. We support very actively the Responsible Care Program of the chemical industry; recently this has been assessed by SGS according to the SQAS Distributor/ESAD Scheme.