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[post_content] => Lebanese speciality chemicals distributor Orkila has now upgraded and expanded its warehousing facilities in Morocco to meet the international Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and ISO 9001:2015 standards. "These include the need for improved product segregation by sector and have resulted in the creation of dedicated warehousing space for pharma, food, animal nutrition, home care [and] personal care together with an isolated zone for the storage of hazardous products," the company explains. At the same time, "the existing facilities have been augmented by the construction of a new warehouse". Adding a further 900 m² of 12-m 'high ceiling' storage space, this brings the company's total warehousing capacity in the country to almost 6,000 m².
Concurrently, Orkila Morocco has also now expanded its fleet of vehicles, enabling it to "manage nationwide deliveries in house" and thus improve both efficiency and lead times for customers. "Orkila Morocco's future growth is being underpinned by a number of investments designed to extend and improve the company's service infrastructure," explains chief operating officer Christophe Sacy.
Further east, Orkila has signed an exclusive agency agreement with Capsule Delivery Solutions (CDS), part of Lonza Pharma and Biotech, that will allow it to promote and sell the entire Capsugel® capsule range in Egypt. "This agreement is an important part of our business strategy to drive growth and streamline our channel to market," says CDS territory sales manager Philippe Azzi. "By leveraging Orkila's extensive logistics network and deep industry expertise, we will be able to serve our Egyptian customers faster and more efficiently throughout the country."
"Capsugel represents more than 85 years of experience, excellence and dedication to the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries," adds Orkila's head of life sciences Serge Yeterian. "The inclusion of Capsugel products in Orkila's portfolio will further enhance our value-added product portfolio in Egypt. We are confident that we will make the most of this new partnership for the benefit of both our customers and Lonza's Capsule Delivery Solutions."
Meanwhile, at the other end of the continent, Orkila has also begun distributing Vencorex HDI and IPDI monomers and Tolonate™ and Easaqua™ aliphatic polyisocyanates across South Africa. "We are looking forward to duplicating the successful collaboration we have developed with Orkila elsewhere in the Middle East and Africa with Orkila in South Africa," says Bengt Arheden, Vencorex's marketing and sales director, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "We believe that Orkila is the ideal partner for Vencorex, providing South African customers with local service and support."
Commenting on the deal, Antoine Aris, head of Orkila's Performance Product Global Business Unit, states: "Leveraging its long-established presence, our team in South Africa is fully operational and ready to start developing Vencorex's products. These products complete our current range of specialty additives for the paint and coatings industry, offering our customers an extensive portfolio of products."
From its headquarters in Beirut, Orkila operates a network of 20 regional facilities across the Middle East and Africa. Offering what it describes as "a flexible and highly reactive service through its modern and efficient supply facilities in the key markets of the region", it "represents more than 100 internationally known chemical manufacturers" and services a broad range of customers within a total of 35 countries.
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Orkila: African adventures
As well as upgrading and extending its facilities in Morocco, Orkila has further bolstered its product offerings in Egypt and South Africa