09/05/2019 | Ingredients

Azelis and CP Kelco strengthen partnership for F&B ingredients

Specialty chemicals supplier Azelis has signed an agreement extension with its partner CP Kelco, a global producer of nature-based ingredient solutions, for the exclusive distribution of CP Kelco products sold into food and beverage applications in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Effective 23 June 2019, this new mandate, that includes pectin, carrageenan, gellan gum and Simplesse microparticulated whey protein concentrate, follows on the existing cooperation of CP Kelco and Azelis in parts of Europe and Asia.

The newly announced agreement is in line with Azelis’ strategic ambition to expand existing partnerships into new territories. As a long-term distribution partner of CP Kelco in parts of Europe and Asia, Azelis has demonstrated steady organic growth, stimulated by its strong formulation expertise. The conpany’s innovation capabilities together with its proven onboarding track record were key aspects for CP Kelco to choose for Azelis.

Niels Thestrup, Vice President, EMEA Region for CP Kelco, explains: “Together, our organizations are committed to delivering value-added solutions and services to meet customers’ expectations. With the support of a partner like Azelis we can help customers and formulators develop new applications with our nature-based ingredients.”

“Strong technical expertise is a key element of Azelis’ offerings to customers,” Anna Bertona, CEO & President, Azelis EMEA, notes. “High-quality ingredients from CP Kelco complement our current portfolio range in the Nordics, enabling our technical application team to offer the best possible solutions to customers. At the same time, it allows us a better access to segments in the food industry such as fruit, dairy, beverage and confectionery applications.”