Azelis wins 2018 BASF Colors & Effects® Distributor of the Year Award and new territories
19 February 2019
Azelis Americas CASE (formerly Ribelin) received two Distributor of the Year awards from BASF Colors & Effects for their outstanding sales growth and sales performance. The awards are given to the BASF Colors & Effects Distributor who captures the highest year-over-year (YOY) sales growth; Azelis Americas CASE received one award for YOY sales growth in the coatings market and the second award for YOY sales growth in the plastics market.
Azelis Americas CASE is also thrilled to announce that BASF Colors & Effects awarded Azelis Americas CASE increased territory as well as new market segments to represent them in. The following is a breakdown of the territories and new markets:
Azelis Americas additional States for coatings, plastics and printing specialties are: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota.
The plastics market was added to the existing mandate of coatings and printing specialties in the following states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Nebraska and Alaska.
Dan Gruber, Managing Director, Azelis Americas CASE exclaims:“This is another testament to the successful Azelis go-to-market strategy. Thank you to BASF Colors & Effects for recognizing Azelis Americas CASE with their DOY awards. I am confident that the success we have demonstrated in the past will be duplicated in the new geography/market awarded to us by BASF Colors & Effects.”
Pictured from Left to Right are the proud celebrants: Laquella Gibson, Distribution Management North and Central America, BASF Colors & Effects, Brian Marsicano, Global Business Director for Printing, Specialties & Cosmetics, BASF Colors & Effects, Dan Weiss, VP of Principal Development, Azelis, Jon Kleinman, Vice President of New Business Development, Azelis and Kai Sorenson, Head of Global Distribution and Business Monitoring, BASF Colors & Effects. This year the awards were presented at a team building event at the Zwilling Cooking Studio in Pleasantville, NY.
Azelis is a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 40 countries across the globe with around 1,900 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to over 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €1.95 billion.
Throughout our extensive network of more than 50 application laboratories, our award-winning technical staff help customers develop formulations. We combine a global reach with a local focus to offer a reliable, integrated service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. And we believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.
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At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of more than €60 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at www.basf.com.
About the Colors & Effects brand
The Colors & Effects brand encompasses BASF’s well-known expertise in colorants and effect pigments for the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture markets. Fueled by entrepreneurial spirit, BASF’s experts enable innovation and growth. For our customers and our company: We live colors. We boost effects. For more information about the Colors & Effects brand, visit www.colors-effects.basf.com.