Azelis appointed exclusive distributor for IFF fragrances

1 June 2010

Azelis appointed exclusive distributor for IFF fragrances in the Personal Care and Homecare sector. Azelis is pleased to announce its appointment by International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) as the exclusive distributor for fragrances in France, Benelux, UK, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Germany for selected customers in the Personal Care and Home Care (including Fabric Care) sectors.

Supported by the renowned resources and expertise of IFF, Azelis Fragrance Solutions will offer a full range of customer service and supply outstanding fragrances that are strongly supported by world-class trend awareness, consumer insight, technical excellence and international regulatory expertise.

“It is with great pleasure and confidence that we have now partnered with Azelis as an IFF supplier,” said Jean-Pierre Rütimann, Sales Director EAME / Fragrances. Azelis possesses an expert fragrance team which is well positioned to efficiently answer client briefs and provide the level of service that IFF customers have come to expect.” That team features Montserrat Sanchez, who has over 20 years of experience as a fragrance evaluator, complemented by Azelis technical and marketing specialists and Azelis Application Laboratories.

Customers in Western Europe will now be able to source fragrances from one of the world’s leading houses via Azelis Fragrance Solutions. As Azelis International Business Directors Laurent Nataf and Neil Berry explain, “Our customers will now benefit from the competitive advantages of accessing top quality IFF fragrances along with our European logistical capabilities to simplify supply chain issues. The continued partnership between IFF and Azelis will ensure that we deliver nothing less than top quality products, services and innovation.”

The agreement covers the supply of fragrances into Western Europe for: Cleaners, Detergents, Fabric Care, Air care, Personal Wash, Beauty care, Fine Fragrances.

About Azelis:

Azelis is the Europe’s leading distributor of specialty chemicals, polymers and related services;
Formed in 2001, Azelis and has pursued a ‘growth by acquisition strategy,’ purchasing small/medium specialty distributors, at the same time developing organic growth through the identification of synergies among member companies.

The Azelis Group achieved sales of €1.1 billion in 2008 and employs 1100 people.

The Azelis Group currently comprises 36 companies, operates in 26 European countries and has offices in Shanghai, Mumbai and Moscow. It offers international chemical producers access to many specialized market segments. Its international business units focus on providing products and specialist technical services into the Food & Health, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care, Animal Nutrition, Composites, Rubber, Plastics, Coatings and Chemical Industries.

About IFF:

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionery and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at