Azelis Opens Personal Care Application Laboratory in Japan


Antwerp, Belgium - 12 November 2018
Azelis has announced that it is enhancing its presence in Asia Pacific, opening a personal care application laboratory in Tokyo, Japan.
With the new lab, Azelis can now offer Japanese customers support with performance testing and product analysis. Continued investment in laboratories, allows the company to meet the requirements of its customers in the Asia Pacific region, servicing a range of applications within both life science and industrial markets.

Hirotaka Kawano, Managing Director Japan, Azelis, comments: “Azelis’ success relies on both the business and technical excellence of its people. We work closely with our suppliers, sharing trends and innovations to better serve our customers, with an aim to be at the forefront of new technologies and applications.
Azelis has been present in Asia Pacific since 2005, when the company set up their first raw material sourcing platform in Shanghai, China. Soon after, India and Australia were added to the map. In 2012, Azelis moved up in gear and began experiencing great acceleration in growth. To date, the company has established 23 application laboratories and opened 21 offices together with a regional headquarters in Singapore.
Azelis runs fifteen personal care application laboratories around the world, including seven in Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, South Korea and Vietnam. The company is often awarded industry and partner awards for the innovations that are result of the formulation support that takes place in those laboratories. The 2018 Cosmetics Fountain Innovation Award at PCHi exhibition (China) for the fourth consecutive year, four industry innovation awards in 2017 and the Product Innovation Award at Ringier Technology Innovation Awards (China) are only some of them.

About Azelis
Azelis is a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients present in over 40 countries across the globe with around 1,800 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 over 40,000 customers, creating a turnover of €1.8 billion. In the US we operate under a number of renowned co-brands that cater to the various markets in the region.
Throughout our extensive network of more than 50 application laboratories, our award-winning technical staff help customers develop formulations. We combine a global reach with a local focus to offer a reliable, integrated service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. And we believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Creating value, growing together.

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