The acquisition strengthens Azelis’ global footprint in flavours & fragrances, which was created over the last two years following the acquisition of Quimdis in France
Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the speciality chemicals and food ingredients industry, announces that it has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of BLH SAS (BLH), a well-known distributor of flavours & fragrances focused on the fine perfumery market in France.
The acquisition strengthens Azelis’ global footprint in flavours & fragrances, which was created over the last two years following the acquisition of Quimdis in France, Vigon in America and Ashapura in India. Experts in the distribution of premium fragrance ingredients, BLH’s attractive portfolio perfectly complements the current natural ingredient ranges offered by Azelis. The transaction is expected to close in November.
A family-owned business founded in 1983, BLH has developed long-standing relationships with global blue-chip suppliers and a diverse portfolio of speciality ingredients, creating strong market expertise in fine perfumery under the leadership of Philippe Bécot. The company is currently led by Nicolas Bécot, who will stay on to ensure successful integration, as well as continued development of the business. The company employs 42 experienced and highly qualified staff and operates a laboratory in the Grasse region, in the southeast of France, serving 400 customers, including major players in the perfume industry.