Azelis opens new Personal Care laboratory in South Africa

21 March 2023

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty ingredients industry, is proud to announce the opening of a new Personal Care laboratory in Midrand, South Africa. Together with the laboratory in Cairo, Egypt, these labs further reinforce Azelis’ Personal Care presence in the Middle East and Africa, enabling the team to provide even more innovative and technical support to customers throughout the region.

While the new lab is fully equipped to support various personal care applications such as hair care, skin care, sun care, baby care, oral care, and color cosmetics application, it will also have a strong focus on the local needs of our African customers and their consumers. This new application laboratory underscores Azelis’ strategy to be an innovation service provider to all sectors and regions by bringing knowledge and formulations closer to its customers.

Chris Sacy, Managing Director Azelis MEA, comments:

“We are delighted to announce the opening of our new Personal Care application laboratory in South Africa, which is a significant milestone for Azelis MEA. With this state-of-the-art facility, we can now provide more tailored and up-to-date solutions for our customers' personal care needs. We are confident that this will enhance our position as a leading service provider for specialty ingredients and innovative concepts. Along with our technical team, we are committed to raising awareness of the Azelis brand and further strengthening our customer relationships.

Serge Yeterian, Azelis Life Science Market Segment Director, MEA, adds:

Through our new Azelis application laboratory in South Africa, we are further strengthening our position as the cosmetic ingredients' distributor of choice in the Middle East & Africa. Expanding our lab capabilities allows us to better support customers with formulations, pioneering ingredients via our extensive lateral value chain, and additional services. Together with our highly skilled team and global lab network, Azelis will continue to position itself as a leading innovative solutions provider in the personal care segment.


With over 60 application labs worldwide, each dedicated to a single market segment, Azelis is constantly working on innovative projects with customers and suppliers. These laboratories are a great addition to Azelis’ innovation capabilities, supporting the constant drive for discovery and sustainability, and will service the region with new value-adding formulations.