BRB extends its partnership with Azelis for personal care in North America, UK and Ireland

BRB International BV is pleased to announce a strategic partnership agreement with Azelis, the leading distributor of specialty innovative ingredients to the personal care sector.

Under the agreement, Azelis will promote the diverse catalogue of silicone materials, produced by BRB International BV, into the personal care and cosmetic sector in the USA, UK and Ireland in addition to Turkey, that was previously announced in January this year.

The personal care industry presents a priority market for BRB’s silicone portfolio where significant investments and customer support has resulted in excellent business growth. This partnership is a great success story for this innovative technology, releasing the energy and flexibility of two enterprising businesses to support their customer base. The product portfolio and philosophy of BRB accords fully with the ambition of Azelis to further develop its influential presence in this strategic market.

“This is a very exciting and challenging new cooperation for BRB in Personal Care, our #1 Market for silicones. The Azelis business represents a trusted and established brand throughout the personal care industry and we are delighted to become a key player supporting the continued success of their experienced, technically-oriented sales team in the countries mentioned,” said Grégoire Amice, Product Line Manager Personal Care at BRB Silicones.

Julia Hernandez, Vice President of Marketing Personal Care / Homecare, Azelis Americas said, “We believe that our customers will strongly benefit from this partnership with BRB, a significant player in silicone manufacture and supply. We look forward to presenting their range of speciality silicones that includes; silicone emulsions, dimethicone copolyols, cross polymers and cyclics, and demonstrating the different characteristics they bring to novel formulations that meet consumer needs for skin, colour, sun and hair care.”

“We are delighted that we have extended our partnership with BRB, an important strategic supplier for Personal Care across both sides of the Atlantic first into Turkey, and now into the UK, Ireland and North America to work with Azelis’ newest team member, Azelis Americas. Our experienced people look forward to meeting customers’ product requirements and delivering the first class service that they need to grow their businesses,” adds Tony Craske, International Business Director for Personal Care at Azelis.

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About Azelis
Azelis is the leading global speciality chemicals distributor providing a diverse range of innovative products and services. Dedicated teams serve customers in the following industries: Personal Care, Pharma, Food & Health, Animal Nutrition, Specialty Agri/Horti, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning, CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) Chemical Industries, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids, Rubber & Plastic Additives.

Through sourcing and distribution channels in every major market around the world, Azelis with its corporate service centre in Antwerp, Belgium, offers chemical producers market penetration, in-depth local knowledge, value-added services and tailored multi-territory solutions. Azelis has a turnover of c.a. €1.5 billion and employs around 1,500 knowledgeable people located in more than 45 facilities in more than 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Africa.

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About BRB International BV
A perfect mix of dynamic and youthful élan.

BRB International BV, a dynamic and innovative company, has an extensive experience in the fields of Silicones, Lubricants, Additives and Chemicals. BRB International BV is now of its kind, one of the largest independent and privately owned companies in the world with a turnover close to €171 million.

From the large range of products marketed by two business units (Silicones and Lubricants, Additives & Chemicals), BRB International BV supplies to a broad range of customers in many different markets, including Lube Oil Blending, Cosmetic Industry, Graphic Industry, Automotive, Off Shore Industry and High Tech industries.

Established in 1981, headquartered in the south of the Netherlands, BRB International BV has created an effective worldwide supply chain network with offices and warehouses in the UK, Poland, South Africa, United States, Malaysia, Australia, China and Singapore. Our manufacturing sites are located in Europe, Asia and the United States.

The Power of a Silicone Major, the Flexibility of a Formulator.

BRB Silicones, a business unit of BRB International BV, is a producer of specialty silicones like emulsions, antifoams, water repellants, elastomers, lubricants, silanes, resins, silicone polyethers, dimethicone & cyclomethicone blends, cross polymers and many more customized products. BRB Silicones also supplies a very broad range of core and specialty intermediates to the silicone industry with a superior combination of product supply regularity and competitive pricing.

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