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U.S. Zinc expands relationship with Azelis Americas Canada

February 18, 2016 - 

U.S. Zinc expands relationship with Azelis Americas Canada

 Stamford, CT and Houston – U.S. Zinc today announced the expansion of its relationship with Unipex Solutions Canada, an Azelis Americas company (formerly KODA Distribution Group). Effective February 18, 2016,  Azelis Americas will represent U.S. Zinc for zinc oxide and zinc dust across all of Canada.

“For more than 65 years, our main priority has always been providing our customers with the highest quality products and services,” explains U.S. Zinc President, Tracy Baugh. “Azelis Americas is our distribution partner of choice in Canada. Their experience in the market as well as knowledge of the local customer base is outstanding.  This expanded relationship will allow us to better serve clients both large and small as we continue to work closely with Azelis Americas into the future.”

Today’s announcement comes less than two years after U.S. Zinc named Azelis Americas as their preferred distributor in the United States servicing the CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers) market.

“We are excited about this opportunity to represent U.S. Zinc in Canada,” adds Frank Bergonzi, CEO and President of Azelis Americas. “Our partnership with U.S. Zinc has been a true success story in the USA. We are very proud of our efforts and excited to do the same in Canada.   U.S. Zinc’s high quality products, coupled with our technical sales force, forms the perfect partnership.” Mr. Bergonzi concludes, “we are confident that combining the strength of 70 years of local experience in Canada in the rubber, plastic and the corrosion coatings markets, with the premier global leader in value added zinc products will create lasting value for our clients, and allow us to continue to grow together.”

About Azelis Americas
Azelis Americas (formerly KODA Distribution Group) is a leader in specialty chemical distribution in the US and Canada. Azelis Americas is organized around industry sectors in the following focus markets: CASE (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers), Specialty Ag/Horticulture, Personal Care, Homecare & Industrial Cleaning,  Pharma, Chemical Industries, Rubber and Plastic Additives, Lubricants and Metalworking Fluids. Azelis Americas will continue to operate in the USA and Canada using its existing business model and go-to-market strategy. Its renowned local brands will be maintained and co-branded with the Azelis visual identity, thereby emphasizing its local focus on absolute customer service, now backed by a global structure.

Azelis Americas is headquartered in Stamford, CT.   www.azelisamericas.com
Azelis Americas is part of the Azelis Group based in Antwerp, Belgium.

About U.S. Zinc
Headquartered in Houston, U.S. Zinc is a worldwide manufacturer, recycler and supplier of zinc oxide, zinc dust, zinc metal and zinc fines. With plants in North America, South America and Asia, the company is an affiliate of Brazilian-based Votorantim Metais, one of the five largest zinc producers in the world.