24th June 2019

AZELIS STRENGTHENS ITS PRESENCE IN CANADA THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF CHEMROY

Azelis, distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired Chemroy, a Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients.   

The transaction sees Azelis acquire 100% of Chemroy Canada Holdings Inc. Chemroy was founded in 1967 and has 59 employees. Headquartered in Brampton, ON, Chemroy offers warehousing across Canada and has further offices in Laval, QC and Vancouver, BC.  

Commenting on the announcement, Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President Azelis Americas, says: "This transaction is an important milestone for Azelis in the Americas. Chemroy is a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients in Canada, with an excellent reputation. We share similar values and culture, and this combination will ensure a more robust product portfolio to our customers." 

Hans Joachim Müller, Group CEO Azelis, adds: "With the acquisition of Chemroy, we establish a strong footprint in Canada. This is an excellent strategic fit and we are excited by the opportunity for further growth, in both Canada and the US. Chemroy's activities in the food and nutraceutical markets will allow us to expand this segment, by leveraging our relationships with global partners."  

John Graham, President at Chemroy, concludes: "We are confident in the success of this acquisition, which is an exciting opportunity for our employees to join forces with an established global player in Azelis. We share similar strategies and culture and I am confident that Chemroy will continue to thrive under its new ownership."  

The acquisition of Chemroy illustrates the support provided by EQT since the initial acquisition of Azelis. EQT is confident that the expanded range of services and global reach provided by this acquisition will continue to bring benefits to customers and principals of the combined group.  

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