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March 27 2018, David R Brown

Orkila and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions announce exclusive agency partnership in Egypt

Orkila has announced a major new exclusive agency agreement with Capsule Delivery Solutions, part of Lonza Pharma - Biotech. Lonza is one of the world's leading and most-trusted suppliers to the pharmaceutical, biotech and specialty ingredients markets. The agreement means Orkila will be promoting and selling the whole of their Capsugel® capsule across Egypt.

The inclusion of Capsugel® products in Orkila's portfolio will further enhance our value-added product portfolio in Egypt

Serge Yeterian
Orkila's Head of Life Sciences

“This agreement is an important part of our business strategy to drive growth and streamline our channel to market,” said Philippe Azzi, Capsule Delivery Solutions' Territory Sales Manager for Lonza. “By leveraging Orkila's extensive logistics network and deep industry expertise, we will be able to serve our Egyptian customers faster and more efficiently throughout the country.”

Serge Yeterian, Orkila's Head of Life Sciences, added: “Capsugel represents more than 85 years of experience, excellence and dedication to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. The inclusion of Capsugel® products in Orkila's portfolio will further enhance our value-added product portfolio in Egypt. We are confident that we will make the most of this new partnership for the benefit of both our customers and Lonza’s Capsule Delivery Solutions.”

About Orkila
Orkila Group is a multinational leading distributor of specialty chemicals in Africa and the Middle East, covering a wide range of sectors within the Food, Life Sciences and Performance Business Units. Headquartered in Beirut, the group operates a distribution network selling in more than 35 countries. Located in 20 regional centers, the business is supported by a sales and marketing organization enabling them to serve customers throughout the region. Orkila operates in compliance with international standards such as ISO 9001:2015 and the Good Distribution Practices.

About Orkila's Pharmaceutical Sector
Orkila has a wide-ranging portfolio of pharmaceutical ingredients, including a large spectrum of excipients, pharma-grade solvents, flavours, desiccants and high quality Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients. Through local certified warehouses and group centralization, Orkila serves customers to the best of their needs in all of the available dosage forms.

About Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions
Capsule Delivery Solutions, part of Lonza Pharma Biotech, is the global leader in capsules and encapsulation technology and designs. Their unique combination of science, engineering, formulation and capsule expertise enables customers to optimize the bioavailability, targeted delivery and overall performance of their products. More information about the Capsugel ® product range is available on

For more details on Orkila and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions products, please contact Mr Ibraam Mansour at or on the +20 2 24145738.

Source(s): Orkila Press release

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