Azelis took up business in Ivory Coast in 2016, with a first focus on the Food & Health market segment. Ivory Coast represents the pivot of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) and our second investment in Africa. Here we have quickly built an attractive portfolio together with key worldwide blue ship principals and thanks to the support of our experienced team in France. We aim to expand business in the care and agricultural industries.
Azelis acquired Orkila in 2019. This acquisition enlarged Azelis’ footprint in Ivory Coast significantly across many market segments. Orkila is the top specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor throughout Africa and the Middle East. Headquartered in Beirut, Lebanon, the Orkila group runs offices in 13 countries and is active in more than 30 countries in the region. They represent a large number of renowned world-class specialty chemicals and food ingredients manufacturers who have a strong strategic fit with Azelis’ principal base.
At Azelis Ivory Coast we count on a team with in-depth knowledge strong technical expertise of the local market. We also have a warehouse strategically located in the heart of Abidjan and an application laboratory to support customers’ specific needs.