Chem Week Magazine: Azelis Americas strengthens its specialty platform
14 November 2016
Azelis Americas is featured in the November 14 edition of IHS Chemical Week Magazine. Below is a short excerpt from the article.
"Azelis’ acquisition of KODA has enhanced its position as a leading global specialty chemicals distributor. Azelis Americas, with a focus on North and South America, continues to invest in technical capabilities and foster closer collaboration with principals and customers to meet the needs of the evolving specialty chemical distribution market.
Azelis Americas is a leader in specialty chemicals distribution with a focus on coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE); construction, personal and household care; pharma, specialty ag, lubricants; inks; and plastics. “The KODA name has been replaced and we’ve rebranded ourselves as Azelis Americas,” says Azelis Americas President and CEO Frank Bergonzi. “We have maintained our regional identities, particularly in the CASE and personal care markets, where our brand equity is valuable. As part of the Azelis Group, we are now truly one of the leading specialty distributors in the world,” Bergonzi says.
Azelis Americas will continue to adapt to the evolving specialty chemical distribution market landscape. “We remain highly focused on leveraging deep technical expertise and market knowledge, working in strong collaboration with principals, a strong network of technical labs to support innovation, and commitment to customer service,” Bergonzi says. “We have highly focused companies with a strong history of technical selling capabilities across all of our market segments. A high percentage of our team has technical degrees and across the sales organization we average more than twenty years industry experience.”