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Megafarma, S.A. de C.V., an Azelis company, will open its first full-service innovation center in Mexico City featuring five industry specific application labs for CARE, CASE, Food, Pharma and Plastics, with the objective of creating market-leading, innovative and value-added services that excite customers and principals.

Highlights & rationale

  • The new Azelis innovation center demonstrates Azelis’ strategy to provide innovation and sustainable solutions to customers and principals.
  • It will be able to support all stages of the development process, from concept to final formulation.
  • The application labs are designed and fully equipped to support Azelis’ commercial partners to develop market solutions for current and future consumer demands.
  • The new center further strengthens Azelis’ position in the Americas and supports its vision to be the leader in sales, technology and distribution of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the region.

The new 10,000 square-foot (930 sq meters) state-of-the art facility is located in the northern outskirts of Mexico City and it will be managed by Claudia Barrera, Laboratory Director. The application labs will provide custom formulations, product development, regulatory compliance, problem solving and sales support to these dynamic and constantly evolving market segments. The center will also be host to virtual and live customer seminars, interactive formulation workshops and hands-on technical training for our sales teams.

Frank Bergonzi, Chief Executive Officer & President, Azelis Americas, comments:
The opening of this new innovation center marks a turning point for Azelis in Mexico. Azelis can now provide an unsurpassed level of service, technology, and innovative solutions to our customers in the region. Our new state of the art laboratories will deliver on our mission of ‘Innovation through formulation’.

Eduardo Salinas, Managing Director, Azelis Latin America, adds:
Azelis’ commitment to establish a leading position in specialties distribution in Mexico is clear with the opening of this innovation center. We will be laser focused in supporting our customers and principals with the technical capabilities of Megafarma. I am confident our customers will take advantage of the benefits of our innovation center from day one of its operations.