CHARLOTTE, NC/WEST CHESTER, OH – BASF recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with GMZ Inc., a regional distributor of Azelis Americas. Through this relationship, GMZ gains access to the Dispersions & Resins division of BASF.

States included in the agreement are Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.

“Authorizing GMZ Inc. is an important part of our strategy to promote growth and streamline our channel to the CASE market,” said Boone Pitts, Distribution Manager, BASF Dispersions & Resins Division, North America.

“BASF's comprehensive and unmatched product portfolio for the CASE market nicely complements our newly formed GMZ entity. With this appointment, we now have access to BASF's full breadth of chemistries into the CASE segment, and we are enhancing our specialty chemicals footprint in the Midwest, Ohio Valley and Northeast regions,” said Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas. “This mandate is a prime example of one of our strategic growth objectives, and we are confident we will add value to our customer base and help build BASF business.”

BASF Dispersions & Resins division is a leading producer of raw materials for the architectural, transportation, industrial, furniture and floor coatings, construction materials and printing, packaging, and adhesives industries.

Headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Azelis Americas is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the United States and Canada. It is part of the Azelis Group, which is based in Luxembourg.