Azelis to expand distribution partnership with Forward AM, the brand of BASF 3D Printing Solutions, into India, Australia and New Zealand for additive manufacturing

1 September 2021

Azelis is pleased to announce its new distribution agreement with Forward AM, the BASF 3D Printing Solutions brand, for their additive manufacturing range in India, Australia and New Zealand. This partnership strengthens Azelis’ comprehensive portfolio in this highly innovative segment of the rubber and plastics industry across the Asia Pacific region.

Highlights & rationale

  • Azelis’ strong reputation as a global specialty distributor and provider of innovative solutions in the rubber and plastics industry, along with its technical expertise, deep customer relationships and extensive product portfolio, contributed to Forward AM’s decision to partner with Azelis.
  • Azelis and Forward AM share a commitment to ensure sustainable practices, of which economic success, environmental protection and social responsibility are key facets.
  • This new mandate demonstrates Azelis' corporate strategy of growing organically with its strategic partners.

BASF 3D Printing Solutions provides 3D printing solutions along the entire additive manufacturing value chain, under the brand Forward AM. Forward AM offers the full range of high-quality materials for 3D printing, and their materials are approved for use with all major 3D printing machines. The addition of Forward AM’s innovative range of additive manufacturing products increases Azelis’ footprint in the rubber and plastics industry, and allows it to offer a broad portfolio for the 3D printing industry, which is a growing and highly innovative market.

This agreement is effective immediately.

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Laurent Nataf, CEO & President Azelis Asia Pacific, comments:

"This partnership is a new opportunity to expand our global relationship with BASF, and is a testament to the skill and reputation of our teams, as well as recognition of our investment in developing our presence in Asia Pacific. We are proud to be the new local distribution and service partner of Forward AM in ANZ and India, where we will provide customers with the best-in-class services, while ensuring supply of stock to meet market needs.”

Francois Minec, Managing Director BASF 3D Printing Solutions, says:

“By leveraging the collaboration with Azelis in India, Australia and New Zealand, we are able to offer our customers tailored solutions and support. With our dedicated laboratories, customers will also have access to innovative solutions and a wide range of products for any needed requirements.”

Azelis works with leading global manufacturers, and offers an extensive product portfolio for the rubber and plastics industry, bringing the highest quality products to market. This allows Azelis to advise its partners on the best solution for specific requirements, while its integrated supply chain provides sophisticated, reliable logistical support globally. With more than 60 application laboratories across the world, each dedicated to a specific market segment, Azelis provides technical support to customers and suppliers, from manufacturing, blending and packaging services to developing innovative sustainable solutions.