Azelis expands its range of natural ingredient solutions for Food & Health in Benelux

Azelis announces today that it has been appointed as exclusive distributor by leading global manufacturer Galactic, to offer its lactic acids, lactates and powerful food safety & preservation blends, to the food and nutrition industry in Benelux.

With more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology, Galactic is a leading natural solution provider with a particular focus on food safety, nutrition and green chemistry. Galactic offers healthy and environmentally friendly ingredients to food manufacturers.

Steven Swinnen, Managing Director Azelis Benelux said, “At Azelis, Galactic’s high performance ingredients are a welcome addition to our portfolio. Our customers are looking for high quality and natural ingredients to reformulate their products and make them healthier and safer for consumption, whilst maintaining great taste. With the additional product range from Galactic, we can provide the benefits of a clean-label advantage while ensuring great flavour and affordability at the same time. Our experienced people look forward to meeting customer product requirements with these speciality ingredients and delivering the first class service that they need to grow their businesses.”

“Jean-Christophe Bogaert, Sales, Marketing & Business Development Director, Galactic states: “Partnering with such an organisation as Azelis gives us a market reach perfectly aligned with our customer-centric strategy dedicated to better understanding consumers’ needs to provide them with clean, efficient and natural solutions.”

Effective immediately, Azelis will supply food manufacturers in Benelux across the bakery, beverage, confectionery, convenience and dairy sectors.

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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) Chemicals, Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids and 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 ca. €1.5 billion and employs around 1,500 knowledgeable people located in more than 45 facilities in over 35 countries across the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Americas regions. For more information, please visit:

About Galactic

Since 1994 Galactic has become one of the world’s greatest leaders in biotechnology serving the food, feed, personal & health care, and industrial markets. Based on its valuable experience in the fermentation of lactic acid and other derivatives, Galactic continuously develops sustainable, innovative and health-friendly solutions in the field of food safety, nutrition and green chemistry. With headquarters in Belgium, production facilities in the United States, China and Europe, and sales offices in Belgium, Italy, Japan and Brazil, Galactic employs more than 350 people worldwide and is active in almost 65 countries. For more information, please visit:

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