Azelis to distribute Johnson Matthey Catalysts products in Europe

14 October 2008

Dianne Nott

Johnson Matthey Catalysts has appointed Azelis as its distributor for the Vertec range of titanate catalysts and the new zirconium catalysts in Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central and  Eastern Europe. 

This arrangement is in addition to existing agreements already in place with Azelis for distribution in France, Italy and the UK.  The new ‘pan-European’ distribution arrangement will begin from January 2009.

Tanguy de Caritat, International Marketing Manager of the Chemical Industries area, Azelis said: “We have developed significant knowledge of these products which are used primarily in Coatings, Inks and Synthesis (polymerization) applications. We will apply this experience to provide excellent technical support customers in these new markets. We have a dedicated Synthesis division which will be of particular interest to customers in this specialist area.”


Press contact: Dianne Nott tel: +44 1925 267557

Editors notes:

  • 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.