Azelis, an innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, opens two new Food & Nutrition (F&N) application laboratories in Casablanca (Morocco) and Johannesburg (South Africa). Together with the recently inaugurated food application laboratory in Cairo (Egypt), these new labs further strengthen Azelis’ Food & Nutrition presence in Africa, and enable the team to provide even more innovative and technical support to customers throughout the entire MEA region.
While fully equipped to service various food segments, these application laboratories will primarily focus on dairy, fruit preparations, baking, and beverages, complementing the many other Azelis F&N laboratories across EMEA and worldwide. These new labs and their seasoned technical teams will also host various customer seminars and trainings, underscoring Azelis’ strategy to be an innovation service provider by bringing knowledge and formulations closer to its customers.
Chris Sacy, Managing Director Azelis MEA, comments: “These labs perfectly complement one another, each focusing on different applications. With our growing lab network, a recipe developed in one country can be seamlessly shared with our other labs – providing a synergistic opportunity for innovation and knowledge sharing across the region.”
Patrick Finan, Azelis Food & Nutrition Market Segment Director, MEA, adds: “Demand is growing for more enriched foods – high in fiber and protein, and low in fat – along with an increasing focus on plant-based dishes. Our new labs and knowledgeable technical team, along with our extensive lateral value chain will help our customers reformulate their recipes to meet demand and create more innovative, sustainable formulations, keeping them up-to-speed on all market developments.”
Azelis has over 60 application labs around the world, each dedicated to a single market segment.