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Groupe Berkem signs distribution agreement with Azelis

Groupe Berkem, a leading player in plant-based chemistry, has announced the signature of an agreement with Azelis, a major global provider of innovation services in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients sectors, for the distribution of its cosmetic ingredients in Thailand and South Korea.

Azelis is a leading global provider of innovation services in the specialty chemicals sectors, and a trusted partner for companies wishing to develop their activities in Southeast Asian markets. The company has an extensive presence in the region, with offices and laboratories dedicated to the Personal Care sector across the Asia-Pacific region, as well as strategic partnerships with chemical suppliers worldwide. Azelis Asia-Pacific provides a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions for the life sciences and industrial chemicals sectors across multiple applications.

With this new distribution agreement, and in line with previous agreements, Groupe Berkem affirms and reinforces its strategy of international networking via specialized distributors, in the Thai and South Korean cosmetics industry markets, for its plant-based ingredients.

Thailand's fast-growing cosmetics industry is Asean's third-largest market, after Indonesia and the Philippines, driven by growing consumer demand for innovative, high-quality cosmetics. The South Korean cosmetics market is one of the largest in the world, particularly in the area of skin care. Korean consumers are known to be very demanding when it comes to the quality and innovation of their beauty products.

Éric Moussu, Groupe Berkem Sales Director, comments: "We are proud to be pursuing our international development strategy by relying on high-quality specialist distributors like Azelis, who are recognized in their markets. We are constantly working to improve and offer our expertise and products internationally in key growth markets such as Southeast Asia. We continue to demonstrate the flexibility that enables us to fully adapt to the specificities and local regulations of the markets we serve, drawing on our own know-how and that of our partners. We are very pleased with this distribution agreement and to be able to benefit from Azelis' influence in the South-East Asian markets".

Kimberly Chung, Director of Business Development for Azelis Asia-Pacific, adds: "The integration of Groupe Berkem's range of plant-derived ingredients represents a real enrichment for our product portfolio aimed at the Thai and South Korean cosmetics markets. Indeed, its innovative character and naturalness benefits correspond perfectly to the demanding criteria of our customers in these countries. We thank Groupe Berkem for its confidence in Azelis and look forward to working together to bring our customers combined technical expertise and innovative formulations."

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