Azelis enters new distribution agreement with Merck for Vietnam

25-03-2020

Azelis has sealed a new distribution agreement with Merck, which will see the former carrying Merck Performance Materials’ complete range in Vietnam for personal care; coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE); food and health; and industrial chemicals.

This partnership is an extension of existing distribution agreements between Azelis and Merck in other countries. To ensure business continuity, former Merck’s employees will join Azelis’ team in Vietnam, reinforcing Azelis’ local sales and customer service for the personal care and CASE market segments.

Laurent Nataf, CEO and president, Asia-Pacific, Azelis, commented: “Merck Performance Materials’ high-quality range will be a great asset for Azelis Vietnam, enabling us to offer innovative, tailor-made solutions to customers for their entire lateral value chain. Our dedicated application laboratories in Vietnam will play a critical role, allowing us to support our customers in formulation of innovative concepts that shorten their time to market and help them become and remain market leaders in their industries. This new agreement is also an important acknowledgement of our continuous efforts to be a preferred and trusted partner on a global scale.”

The partnership between Merck and Azelis started back in 1968. Over the years, Azelis extended its partnership with Merck across Europe. Vietnam is the latest country to be added to this list.

Panutin Tantichuwet, head of commercial South-east Asia and Australia and New Zealand, Merck, added: “Azelis’ local technical sales team will help us focus on enhanced services to our customers in Vietnam, where we aim to improve customer intimacy, innovation and technology effort. We are confident that thanks to our strong collaboration with Azelis, we will be able to serve Merck’s customers even better for future business growth.”