Allendale, NJ, 18 July 2013 – Lonza’s long-time distribution partner, Azelis Americas has completed the acquisition of E.W. Kaufmann, a provider to the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets. Lonza Materials Protection customers will now benefit from a new, broader distribution arrangement with the Azelis Americas in the United States.

Lonza Materials Protection provides antimicrobials and preservatives to help protect CASE products as well as lubricants and metalworking fluids from fungi, bacteria and other contaminants. Key Lonza brands sold into these markets include:

  • DENSIL® Antimicrobials
  • TRIADINE® Antimicrobials
  • OMACIDE® Fungicides
  • SODIUM OMADINE® Fungicides
  • PROXEL® Preservatives
  • DANTOGARD® Preservatives
  • REPUTAIN® Preservatives

“We are pleased that Azelis Americas has expanded its distribution network to encompass E.W. Kaufmann,” said Julie Gallucci, Head of NAFTA for Lonza Materials Protection. “All five companies within the Azelis Americas Group offer our shared customers deep technical expertise and market knowledge, making them an excellent partner.”

Under the newly expanded scope of the Azelis Americas Group, E.W. Kaufmann will represent Lonza in the CASE market in the Northeast, while another Azelis Americas company, Monson, will only represent Lonza in the metalworking fluid markets throughout the U.S. Monson will transition their Lonza CASE accounts to E.W. Kaufmann as of September 1.

The five member companies of the Azelis Americas and their respective markets and territories include the following: P.T. Hutchins – CASE West Coast; Ribelin – CASE Southwest and Southeast; GMZ – CASE Ohio Valley/Midwest; Monson – MWF all of U.S.; and E.W. Kaufmann – CASE Northeast.

Frank P. Bergonzi

President and CEO

Azelis Americas

 203.450.0803 cell

 203.564.1988 office