SINGAPORE — Specialty chemicals distributor Azelis is expanding its presence in Asia-Pacific with the opening of three application laboratories in India. The technical centers will serve several markets, including the CASE industry. Azelis can now offer the Indian market local support through formulation development, working on innovative concepts, analysis of products, and technical training and seminars for customers and suppliers. During the last five years, Azelis has grown in Asia-Pacific, establishing a presence in 10 countries, opening18 offices with 19 laboratories, and acquiring Chemcolour, covering Australia and New Zealand, in November 2017.

Aparna Khurana, Managing Director India, Azelis, said, “Asia and India in particular represent a significant growth opportunity for Azelis, and this is highlighted by the opening of three laboratories. The high quality of the staff in the new laboratories will enable us to fully support our customers at a local level. Strengthening our offering by allowing us to further develop new ideas and concepts will aid Azelis’ potential, helping to accelerate our development and therefore better serve our principals.”

Azelis entered the Asia-Pacific market six years ago in 2012 and now has offices in Australia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand. Continued investment in fully equipped laboratories, which include existing facilities in China, Vietnam and Thailand, allows the company to meet the requirements of its customers in the Asia-Pacific region, servicing a range of applications in the personal care, food, coatings and homecare markets.