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Azelis reinforces personal care presence in Asia Pacific through a newdistribution agreement with Groupe Berkem

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, is pleased to announce a new distribution agreement with Groupe Berkem (“Berkem”), a leading player in biobased chemistry and plant extraction for the personal care and cosmetics industries. Effective immediately, Azelis will distribute Berkem’s complete portfolio of plant-based cosmetics ingredients in Thailand and Korea.

Berkem develops and manufactures a wide range of natural active ingredients derived from plant materials, including polyphenols, which are well known for their antioxidative functionalities. The addition of Berkem’s complete portfolio of innovative and sustainable products reinforces Azelis’ personal care offering and solutions for Thailand and Korea and strengthens the group’s lateral value chain.

Eric Moussu, Vice President of Sales at Groupe Berkem, says: “We are proud to pursue our international development strategy by relying on specialized distributors recognized in their markets such as Azelis. We continue to be flexible enough to fully meet the specificities and local regulations of the markets we serve by relying on our know-how and that of our partners. We are very pleased with this distribution agreement and to be able to benefit from Azelis’ outreach in the region.”

Kimberly Chung, Azelis Asia Pacific Business Development Director, comments: “The addition of Groupe Berkem’s range of plant-based ingredients represents a real asset for our product portfolio targeting the Thai and Korean cosmetic markets. The innovative properties and natural benefits of their ingredients are well aligned with the requirements of our customers in these countries. We would like to thank Groupe Berkem for their trust in Azelis and we look forward to working together to bring our combined technical expertise and innovative formulations to our customers.”

Contact information
Lillian Ying
Asia Pacific Corporate Communications Manager
T: +65 9855 8818

About Azelis
Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry, present in 63 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.

Across our extensive network of more than 65 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated, and unique digital service to local customers and attractive-business opportunities to principals.

Top industry-rated by Sustainalytics, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners. Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation.

About Groupe Berkem
Founded in 1993 by Olivier Fahy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Groupe Berkem is a leading force in the bio-based chemicals market. Its mission is to advance the environmental transition of companies producing the chemicals used in everyday life (Construction & Materials, Health, Beauty & Nutrition, Hygiene & Protection, and Industry).

By harnessing its expertise in both plant extraction and innovative formulations, Groupe Berkem has developed bio-based boosters—unique high-quality bio-based solutions augmenting the performance of synthetic molecules. Groupe Berkem achieved revenue of €51.8 million in 2022. The Group has almost 200 employees working at its head office (Blanquefort, Gironde) and 3 production facilities in Gardonne (Dordogne), La Testede- Buch (Gironde), and Chartres (Eure-et-Loir).
Groupe Berkem has been listed on Euronext Growth Paris since December 2021 (ISIN code: FR00140069V2 – ALKEM).

Contact information
Groupe Berkem
Christelle CORDARO
Tel: +33 (0)5 64 31 06 60

Media Relations
Nicolas Mérigeau / Antoine Pacquier
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 71 94 94

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