Azelis strengthens its Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids market segment with the opening of an enhanced application laboratory in Milan, Italy; site brings added space with potential for further scaling in 2024

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December 11, 2023 (press release) –

Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, is pleased to announce that it has opened a new laboratory dedicated to Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids (L&MWF) in the north of Milan, Italy. The facility has been transferred to benefit from more space and from the potential to further scale its capabilities in 2024 and, thus, better serve the EMEA region as a whole. The laboratory is fully operational and serves as a valuable resource for Azelis' teams, customers, and principals.

With state-of-the-art equipment, the team can carry out, for example, precise analyses of the performance of Azelis’ products and the synergistic effects between them. They can also measure improvements in the performance of customers’ cutting fluids. The laboratory testifies to Azelis’ commitment to delivering the best services and meeting the needs of customers and principals, through training and technical consultancy activities. The Azelis L&MWF team actively develops innovative formulations based mainly on raw materials from renewable sources and can guide Azelis’ partners towards sustainable solutions, aligned with their performance requirements. This expertise contributes to Azelis’ expanding lateral value chain and positions the company as an added-value key player in the industryan industry where the sustainability criteria and increasingly qualitative product development are essential.

Marco Gerosa, Managing Director of Azelis Italy, comments:

“We are proud to add this facility to our two existing Azelis laboratories in Italy, one for Agricultural & Environmental Solutions and the other for Personal Care. We are even prouder that it will serve the entire EMEA region. Since this project started, we have been able to count on a highly motivated and dedicated team in setting up this laboratory. It affirms our commitment to innovation and sustainability thanks to a comprehensive understanding of market needs, making Azelis a trusted partner for customers and principals.”

Dmitriy Tarasov, Market Segment Director forLubricants & Metal Working Fluids Azelis EMEA, adds:

“The opening of this laboratory aligns with the recent inauguration of another Azelis facility dedicated to Lubricants & Metal Working Fluids in Princeton, New Jersey, strengthening our capabilities to serve our partners in the industrial lubrication sector. It is a great addition to our global network of almost 70 application laboratories, and fully in line with our innovation strategy thanks to state-of-the-art machinery that enables us to assess the specific properties of lubricants, with detailed and complex analysis of the results obtained.”

Azelis is continuously working on innovative projects with its customers and principals. This laboratory complements Azelis' strong product development capabilities, supporting the company's constant focus on innovation and sustainability, and ongoing drive to deliver new value-added formulations.


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