Azelis creates platform in Austria

10 November 2008

Louise Gantzel

Azelis has created a new company, Azelis Austria, following the purchase of the distribution assets of Weinzierl GmBH. The opportunity to do this came from the owners’, Mr Deisenhammer and Mr Eigel, decision to separate their company’s distribution arm from the production of cosmetics and cleaning products.

Azelis CEO, Hans Udo Wenzel said: “Azelis Austria as a daughter company of Azelis Alpine will create a strong platform for the further development of our Care Chemicals business, serving mainly Cognis in Austria. It will also serve the Coatings and Plastics sectors and, in time, seek to access other industry sectors in Austria through the development of synergies with other parts of Azelis.”

The deal with Weinzierl transfers the distribution business assets – contracts, stock and employees. Offices and warehouse facilities are located Brunn am Gebirge near Vienna and the new business will be managed by Gerhard Meinel, Managing Director of the Azelis Deutschland and Gerhard Stroehle of Azelis Alpine. Four employees previously working for the Weinzierl trading business are being transferred to Azelis Austria with effect from November 1st 2008.


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About Azelis:
• 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 achieved sales of €1.1 billion in 2007 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 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.