Azelis reinforces personal care presence in Asia Pacific through a new distribution agreement with Groupe Berkem

1 June 2023

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Groupe Berkem (“Berkem”), a leading player in bio-based chemistry and plant extraction for the personal care and cosmetics industries. Effective immediately, Azelis will distribute Berkem’s completeportfolio of plant-based cosmetics ingredients in Thailand and Korea.

Berkem develops and manufactures a wide range of natural active ingredients derived from plant materials, including polyphenols, which are well known for their antioxidative functionalities. The addition of Berkem’s complete portfolio of innovative and sustainable products reinforces Azelis’ personal care offering and solutions for Thailand and Korea and strengthens the group’s lateral value chain.

Eric Moussu, Vice President of Sales at Groupe Berkem, says:

“We are proud to pursue our international development strategy by relying on specialized distributors recognized in their markets such as Azelis. We continue to be flexible enough to fully meet the specificities and local regulations of the markets we serve by relying on our know-how and that of our partners. We are very pleased with this distribution agreement and to be able to benefit from Azelis' outreach in the region.”

Kimberly Chung, Azelis Asia Pacific Business Development Director, comments:

“The addition of Groupe Berkem’s range of plant-based ingredients represents a real asset for our product portfolio targeting the Thai and Korean cosmetic markets. The innovative properties and natural benefits of their ingredients are well aligned with the requirements of our customers in these countries. We would like to thank Groupe Berkem for their trust in Azelis and we look forward to working together to bring our combined technical expertise and innovative formulations to our customers.”