Azelis enters Turkish market

8 January 2008

Dianne Nott

Azelis begins 2008 with the announcement of its entry into the Turkish chemicals distribution market. It has signed an agreement to acquire Istanbul-based Tara Kimya A.S.

Tara works with important international principals and has been established since 1986 serving the paints, varnishes, inks, adhesives and construction sectors. The company achieved sales of more than €10 million in 2007 employing 14 staff. It operates two warehouses in Istanbul supplying both the Asian and European parts of the country.

Azelis CEO Udo Wenzel said: “Turkey is an important and rapidly growing market. Acquiring an already successful company like Tara, with its professional management team and strong platform of blue chip principals, gives Azelis a firm foothold from which to develop in this region. We already have plans to diversify and grow in Turkey through a number of further strategic acquisitions which are in the pipeline.”


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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 35companies, operates in 23 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, Personal Care, Animal Nutrition, Plastics, Composites, Rubber, Coatings and Chemical Industries.