Azelis to distribute Merck raw materials in Europe

Agreement effective immediately

Merck and Azelis have entered into a distribution agreement for cosmetics raw materials from Merck. According to the agreement, which is effective immediately, Merck will grant the marketing rights for its cosmetic raw materials in Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway to Azelis, a leading European distributor of specialty chemicals.

Apart from the logistics, Azelis will be responsible for local customer support and applications technology and in turn Merck will support Azelis with research and development, training and regulatory issues.

Dr Rainer Hoffmann, associate director cosmetic sales EU North commented: “Consumers of cosmetic products in Nordic countries appreciate locally manufactured products of high efficacy. In addition it is important to them to protect their skin against stress factors such as the cold and weather and to prevent it from drying out and ageing.

“Here the answer is high quality raw materials from Merck, the efficacy of which must be demonstrated and explained to customers and this can only be done by a highly skilled and well trained team capable of relying on experienced experts in research, development and marketing – and this is precisely what the co-operation between Merck and Azelis can ensure.”

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