Azelis acquired Orkila in 2019. This acquisition enlarged Azelis’ footprint in Africa significantly across many market segments. Azelis Senegal SA also services Cape Verde, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Mauritania and The Gambia.

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.

The acquisition created a unique combination of Azelis’ innovation & formulation potential and international reach on one side and the strong local presence, regional expertise and excellent reputation of Orkila on the other.

Like Azelis, Orkila is very focused on promoting specialty service offerings and has an application lab in Egypt that serves both food and personal care customers. Orkila also offers accredited laboratory testing coupled with the ability to develop and introduce innovative products, create and enhance formulations and assist the clients’ pursuit of growth and improved performance.

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