Nutress BV has announced a new partnership with Azelis, a leading specialty ingredients distributor, to bring the highest quality algae to markets across the Benelux region. Azelis will distribute the complete range of Nutress new and highly innovative product portfolio; Chlorella sorokiniana and Chlorella vulgaris in various forms such as fresh IQF, dried flakes, dried sheets and powders.

The collaboration builds on Nutress’ international growth strategy, and it shows the strong commitment of Azelis to embrace new materials and innovative technologies. According to Reinier Smit, CEO of Nutress, the company has partnered with Azelis because of its dynamic approach and in-depth understanding of the markets. With their technical expertise in products and applications and the ability to combine it with commercial know-how, Azelis brings innovation to customers of both of their companies.

“Nutress is excited to be working directly with the Azelis Benelux team as the company has a strong track record for bringing the highest quality products to market globally, combined with a dedicated local focus and closeness to customers. ” said Smit. “Azelis has sound knowledge of the food market and will be positioning Nutress highly. In Azelis we have a truly capable partner that can follow our fast pace of foreseen growth in the coming years.”


With this partnership the companies will create top value for their customers and principals. The various algae products fit perfectly into the food supplements, food and beverage industries. Steven Swinnen, managing director, Azelis Benelux, believes that customers in the Benelux area will greatly benefit from this agreement, enabling wider access to Nutress’ leading algae products with the support of Azelis’ team of experts. Customers will be able to develop the next generation of products that meet the market trends of today.

Swinnen adds, “Nutress is a great example of the type of specialist manufacturer, that we currently represent, in which I see great potential. The time to engage in algae for the food, feed and pharma industry is now. At the junction of commodities and specialties, we will focus on bringing Nutress’ superior algae to our current food, health and pet food client base. We have great trust in this cooperation and look forward to our future success together with great excitement.”