Holiferm partners with Azelis to help spread Honeysurf across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

We at Holiferm are proud to announce that we have recently signed a distribution agreement with Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, who will be distributing our sustainable bio-surfactant products for us in the UK and Irish markets. Azelis is present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,500 employees. , making it well suited for us to achieve the maximum impact for our sophorolipids. More importantly for us, it is clear sustainability is very important to Azelis. Next to being a proud member of Together for Sustainability, they have been awarded a Platinum EcoVadis certificate in July 2021, after being Gold rate twice consecutively , putting them in the top 1% of companies assessed by EcoVadis and their sustainability strategy “Action 2025” and current sustainability policies make them an attractive partner to help us achieve our sustainable goals.

Our Managing director Richard Lock had this to say about our new relationship with Azelis:

“Azelis are a large multinational distributor and Holiferm is proud to be partnering with them for the UK and Ireland. This reinforces the key message that bio-surfactants are the future for formulations, and with Azelis customers now have an easier route to market. I am personally excited to be working with an enthusiastic and committed company and looking forward to a bright future together.”

Chris Kealey, Business manager, Homecare and Industrial Cleaning at Azelis UK commented:

"The agreement with Holiferm represents a great opportunity for Azelis in the Home Care and Industrial Cleaning and Personal Care market, we have been so impressed by their incredible commitment to sustainable solutions and their truly innovative approach to surfactant production. We are very excited to bring these products to the market in the UK & Ireland and look forward to supporting our customers as they embark or continue on their journey towards a more sustainable future."

This partnership represents a step towards our key goals as a business and many of our team members’ personal goals. To collaborate with everyone from small sustainable companies such as Mix up to the much larger multinationals like Azelis, to help break the hold that petrochemicals have on the surfactant market and replace them with innovative green bio-surfactants.

The UK and Ireland customers now have a clear route to get access to product and key formulation experience in making commercial viable, greener, milder, safer and better products for consumers. People no longer need to constrained by traditional thought processes and products.

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemical and food ingredients industry present in over 50 countries across the globe with around 2,500 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 45,000 customers, supported by ~2,200 principal relationships, creating a turnover of €2.22 billion (2020).

Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners.

Impact through ideas. Innovation through formulation.


If you have any questions or would like to know more please feel free to contact us directly at Info@holiferm.com.