May 30 2023, David R Brown
Azelis reinforces its leadership in the Benelux with the acquisition of Sirius International
Azelis, a leading global distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, has acquired 100% of the shares of Sirius International, a well-established distributor of specialty chemicals in the Benelux market.
We are committed to promoting sustainable solutions across all sectors of the chemical industry, and we believe that this partnership will help us achieve our goalsEvy Hellinckx
Managing Director Azelis Benelux
This acquisition complements Azelis' lateral value chain in home care and industrial cleaning with an attractive portfolio and aligns perfectly with Azelis' ambition to become a world-leading innovation service provider. Pioneering in the formulation of sustainable cleaning products from biodegradable and/or recyclable chemical raw materials and with expertise in green chemicals, Sirius will reinforce Azelis' best-in-class sustainability program and enable it to offer innovative environmental solutions to its customers in the EMEA region and beyond.
Founded in 2004 by current CEO Leo Verboeket, Sirius is a distributor of environmentally friendly chemicals for the detergent, personal care and water treatment markets in Europe. The company, based in Baarn, the Netherlands, has a well-established market position and longstanding relationships with its principals, providing innovative products to European customers.
Leo Verboeket, CEO Sirius, commented: “We are excited to join Azelis' family, a company that shares our values and commitment to sustainability. We look forward to developing more innovative solutions for our customers and expanding the reach of our current offerings to customers worldwide. This partnership will allow us to leverage Azelis' global network and expertise in sustainable chemistry, as we work together towards our shared goal of making a positive impact on the environment and society.”
Evy Hellinckx, Managing Director Azelis Benelux, added: “By joining forces with Sirius, we are delighted to strengthen our presence in, among others, the home care and industrial cleaning markets in the Benelux and EMEA region. We are committed to promoting sustainable solutions across all sectors of the chemical industry, and we believe that this partnership will help us achieve our goals. ”
Azelis is a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 67 countries across the globe with over 3,800 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 more than 59,000 customers, supported by ~2,700 principal relationships, creating a turnover of €4.1 billion (2022). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE.
Source(s): Azelis Press Release