Nutress and Azelis Announce Partnership in Benelux

2 November 2015

Reiner Smit, CEO Nutress (left) Steven Swinnen MD Azelis Benelux (right)

The absolute algae supplier signs partnership with leading specialty food ingredients distributor. 

Nutress BV announces an exciting new partnership with Azelis, the knowledgeable and renowned specialty ingredients distributor, bringing the highest quality algae to markets across the Benelux region. Azelis will distribute the complete range of Nutress new and highly innovative product portfolio; Chlorella sorokiniana and Chlorella vulgaris in various forms such as fresh IQF, dried flakes, dried sheets and powders.

The collaboration builds on Nutress’ international growth strategy and it shows the strong commitment of Azelis to embrace new materials and innovative technologies. Both companies’ ethics fit perfectly in adding value in the most beneficial way to better serve customer needs. According to Reinier Smit, CEO of Nutress, the company has partnered with Azelis because of its dynamic approach and in-depth understanding of the markets. With their technical expertise in products and applications and the ability to combine it with commercial know-how, Azelis brings innovation to life for both our customers.

“Nutress is excited to be working directly with the Azelis Benelux team as the company has a strong track record for bringing the highest quality products to market globally, combined with a dedicated local focus and closeness to customers. ” said Smit. “Azelis has sound, exhaustive knowledge of the food market and will be positioning Nutress highly. In Azelis we have a truly capable partner that can follow our fast pace of foreseen growth in the coming years.”

With this partnership both companies will create the ultimate value for their customers and principals. The various algae products fit perfectly into the food supplements, food- and beverage industries. Steven Swinnen, Managing Director, Azelis Benelux believes that customers in the Benelux area will greatly benefit from this agreement, enabling wider access to Nutress’ leading algae (products) with the support of Azelis’ energetic and enthusiastic team of experts. Customers will be able to develop the next generation of superior products that meet the market trends of today. Nutress and Azelis will facilitate invaluable technical support for these innovative ingredients and add innovative value with this newest collaboration.

Steven Swinnen adds, “Nutress is a great example of the type of specialist manufacturer that we currently represent in which I see great potential. The time to engage in algae for the food, feed and pharma industry is now. At the junction of commodities and specialties we will focus on bringing Nutress’ superior algae to our current food, health and pet food client base. We have great trust in this cooperation and look forward to our future success together with great excitement.”

The distribution agreement will take effect with immediate benefits to resellers and customers. Azelis and Nutress will present its’ partnership at the Food Ingredients exhibition 1-3 December Paris, France.