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Azelis gains a leading position in Australia and New Zealand with the acquisition of Chemcolour

25 July 2017

Azelis has agreed to fully acquire Chemcolour, leading provider of speciality chemicals and food ingredients in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). The company employs a highly knowledgeable team of 90 people, who will all transfer to Azelis. The acquisition strengthens and positions Azelis among the top distributors in ANZ.

Chemcolour is well positioned in the local markets and has shown steady growth over the years, both in speciality chemicals and food ingredients sectors. The company has built a strong portfolio of globally established suppliers thanks to their solid values, technical expertise and innovative, problem-solving approach.

Dr Hans Joachim Müller, Azelis CEO, comments on the deal: “Australia and New -Zealand are wealthy countries with a growing population and rich in natural resources. The fact that the fundamentals of the countries positively contribute to the strength of Chemcolour’s business, makes this acquisition a great platform to extend mandates with our existing, global principals into Australia and New Zealand.”

Laurent Nataf, Azelis CEO APAC, adds: “Chemcolour has significant presence and a long-standing history in both New Zealand and Australia. Their business model is fully tailored to local markets, not only in their superb product portfolio and service, but also in the technical knowledge and commercial skills of their people. It is a perfect fit, as we have always strived to be the best local champion in every region we serve. I am confident we will create many synergies and achieve new wins together.”

Murray Nancekivell, Chemcolour CEO: “Chemcolour has positioned itself well in the New Zealand and Australian markets and the time is right to continue this growth. The acquisition of Chemcolour by Azelis puts us in an even stronger position in the market to better serve our customers and principals. This, coupled with the strongly aligned Azelis and Chemcolour values, provides excellent opportunities for our employees going forward.”

Funds advised by Apax Partners have been Azelis’ major shareholders since 2015 and are committed to supporting the company’s growth in the speciality chemicals and food ingredients distribution industry. Acquiring Chemcolour endorses this commitment and Apax is confident that the expanded range of services and global reach provided by this acquisition will bring significant benefits to customers of the combined Group.

The transaction will be closed in the course of the next months.


 HartHolz™ modified Fortia™ timber in use


 
 Source: Timber E-News 27 May 2016 . . .


RESPECTED timber preservation identity Ron Eddy, managing director of NZ-based TimTechChem International, has been appointed to the executive council of the International Research Group on Wood Protection.

Mr Eddy was chosen from a number of candidates to take part in leading the group’s future. The appointment is for three years.

The appointment was announced at the 47th meeting of the IRGWP in Lisbon in May 2016.

Mr Eddy has more than 30 years’ experience in timber protection.

He graduated as an analytical chemist and registered assayer and has a postgraduate Diploma in Management (Science and Technology) and Master of Management (Strategy) from the University of Auckland.

He joined the South African subsidiary of Hickson International PLC in 1977 before transferring to Hickson New Zealand as marketing director in 1986 and managing director of Koppers Hickson from 1989-1997.


 IRG47 - IRG-WP Annual Conference. May 15th-19th 2016 at LNEC Conference Centre in
 Lisbon Portugal.


 “Is it a bird, is it a plane……? No it’s Kaptain Preservation”
Jack Norton, past President of the International Research Group on Wood Protection, off on another mission to catch any timber treaters cutting corners.

 . . moving on

Campbell Boyd is leaving TimTech at the end of February  to take up a senior management role with TimTech’s large shareholder, Chemcolour Industries Limited. Campbell has been appointed to the position of Group Manager of Development and Regulatory Compliance.
 
TimTech Managing Director, Ron Eddy, said “We thank Campbell for his service over the last four years and all wish him every success in his new role.


 10th Birthday of TimTech Chemicals

 TimTech and Kemira Finland Sign off on new Products

Ron Eddy, Managing Director, TimTech International Ltd (left) and Pekka Johnsson, General Manager, Business Development and Strategy , Kemira Oyj, Finland shake hands in Helsinki on 17 May 2010 after signing an agreement giving TimTech exclusive rights to manufacture and market Kemira wood protection products in Australasia.

Included in this new agreement are new technology boron chemistry and Freezuim™, a spray on fire retardant used in combating large forest fires, in the military for fire protection of troops in combat, extinguishing clothes of burning fireman and of course protection of houses against bushfires.

“We are pleased to have progressed our international relationship with Kemira”, said Ron Eddy. “The new formulations add strength to our portfolio of value adding products”.

Pekka Johnsson was also pleased with the strengthening of relationships saying, “We get on very well with TimTech as they share the same values as we do at Kemira. We look forward to developing the Australasian market with these products which are well known and very successful in Europe.”

  Patented UniPlant Technology now available to all Timber Treaters

Until recently, the patented UniPlant™ technology was licensed exclusively to one large New Zealand sawmiller.

This license is now non exclusive, meaning that UniPlant’s can be supplied to all timber treaters on both sides of the Tasman.

The cost effective benefits of the UniPlant™:

• Very rapid, low uptake treatment cycles. 
- Boron H1.2 and H3.1 in 3 - 4 minutes 
- Bifenthrin H2F cycle in 3 - 4 minutes 
- CCA H3.2 cycle in 15 - 20 minutes
- LOSP H3.1 cycle in 30 - 60 seconds
• High throughput. The Kawerau UniPlant can treat over 500m3 per day.
• Small, environmentally friendly footprint.
No expensive bunding.
• Fully automatic. Operated by one person.
• Negligible dimensional change in timber.

Complete UniPlant packages priced from $500,000 (depending on size)


  New “True Blue” Treatment Process Passes All Tests at Brisbane Plant


A low cost, high output option for H2F treating


A REVOLTIONARY low-cost timber preservation process has exceeded all expectations following commissioning of the first “True Blue” plant at the iTreat Timber custom-treatment facility at Narangba, north of Brisbane.

The “True Blue” treatment plant provides a new low-cost, high-output method perfect for H2F framing treatment. The principal of iTreat Timber Pty Ltd Gerry Gardiner said the new plant, averaging 2.5-3 m3 per charge, was working well in a two-shift tandem with a CCA plant at the Narangba site. TimTech Australia sales manager Ian Clarke said the new technology allowed for extremely rapid filling and emptying as well as a system which gave total timber coverage in seconds.“

A typical treatment cycle is less than 10 minutes,” he said. “The system has a number of major advantages over traditional Bifenthrin spray systems, including a highly competitive treatment cost per cubic metre.

”The “True Blue” technology can be supplied either as a purpose-built plant designed to meet a customer’s individual needs, or an existing plant can be refurbished and redesigned to convert it to the new system. Mr. Clark said the “True Blue” plant at Narangba was in fact a converted and refurbished LOSP plant.“Currently plans are being finalised to convert a number of conventional timber treatment plants to the new system.

Conversions to a fully automated plant can be done in as little as three to four weeks, depending on location and the condition of the plant.”TimTech reports unprecedented interest in the new technology and says plans for several more “True Blue” plants are on the drawing board.
 TimTech Auckland staff making Campbell feel at home on St Patrick's Day 2009



  Capt Mark "Biggles" Fortune

Mark Bigglesworth Fortune taking on the Red Baron over the beautiful waters Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea of the South Island to celebrate his 50th birthday.



  Friday, 26 September 2008 was Blue Friday

Friday, 26 September 2008 was Blue Friday, a national day to raise awareness of Prostate Cancer - a disease that killed 564 men in 2005 150 more than the road toll that year.

On Friday, 26 September 2008 being Blue Friday - the staff of TimTech Auckland Office decided to collectively wear their corporate (blue) shirts in recognition of the need for more awareness and support of this disease.


From Left to Right : Joanne Wills (Accounts Administrator), Campbell Boyd (GM Operations), Paula Fisher (Administration Manager), Ron Eddy (Managing Director), Sam Ning (Accountant), Bridget Derham (Environmental Scientist).

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  TimTech wins rights to distribute Dr. Wolman products

Auckland, (June 8, 2008) – TIMTECH CHEMICALS LIMITED, the suppliers of the TimTech range of Antisapstains, Wood Preservatives and Treatment Technology announced that respected German company Dr Wolman GmbH has signed an exclusive agreement with TimTech to distribute the Wolman products for remedial treatment in Australia, with further preservative products to follow shortly.

Founded in 1911, Dr. Wolman GmbH is part of the €58 billion ($116 billion) chemical group BASF and is a market leader in patented new generation wood preservatives, antisapstains, fire retardants and remedial treatment of transmission poles.

TimTech Chemicals Limited is a 100% Australasian owned private company, manufacturing and marketing wood preservatives and associated technology on both sides of the Tasman Sea.



At the signing ceremony in Sinzheim Germany on 2 June 2008 are (from L-R): Ron Eddy - Managing Director, TimTech Chemicals Ltd; Rolf Reinecke - Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH: Mike Henry - Chairman, TimTech Chemicals Ltd and Wolfgang Bandur - Director Sales, Dr Wolman GmbH.

Mr. Reinecke, Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH, said he was delighted to have entered into this exclusive agreement with TimTech. "Dr. Wolman chooses their business partners carefully and we are looking forward to a long successful relationship with TimTech. When we first met for strategy discussions in February this year, we could see that they were a forward thinking, values driven company which could do a great job of marketing our premium products in their part of the world". Two to Three times More Effective than Existing Remedial Products.

Ron Eddy said "TimTech recognised that Dr. Wolman could help us grow our business. Our values are closely aligned with theirs and we are looking forward to marketing the Wolman products”.

TimTech Chemicals will also have access to Dr. Wolman's world renowned research and development facilities at Sinzheim, near Baden Baden in Germany.

The two companies have been cooperating for over 12 months with joint venture trials involving government bodies, major timber preservation clients and environmental groups. The results show that the Dr Wolman remedial product is 2-3 times more effective than competitive products currently being used.

About TimTech
Founded as a privately owned New Zealand company in 2001, TimTech is now a leading supplier of wood protection products and technology on both sides of the Tasman. The company’s mission is: To put Values & Value into Timber Protection.

For more information please contact:

• Ron Eddy, Managing Director, TimTech Chemicals Limited: Phone: +64 9 578 0214,
  Mobile: +64 21 940 555 Email: ron.eddy@timtech.info

• Rolf Reinecke, Managing Director, Dr. Wolman GmbH: Phone: +49 7221 800-245,
  Fax: +49 7221 800-285


www.wolman.de/en/index.php, www.corporate.bast.com/en/ueberuns


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  TimTech Australia Gears Up for Action



From left to right: West Hill (Australian Director); Ron Eddy (Managing Director); Mike Brown (Australian GM & Director); Campbell Boyd (GM Operations); Ripper White (Consultant): Ian Clarke (Australian Sales Manager); Brett Ellis (R&D Manager & Director); John Thorpe (Market Development Manager); Matt & Rick White (Sales & Service).

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  TimTech in Rotorua Marathon . . .

TimTech's Account Administrator, Joanne Wills, smiling brightly not long after completing the Rotorua Marathon in a very reasonable time of 4 hours 46 min. Joanne is a keen runner, also completing the New York Marathon a few years ago.Well done Joanne!

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  The TimTech Team Continues to grow

The TimTech team has continued to grow due to market demand and increased business.

The photo shows the new team at Treated Timber Company Limited, a 100% owned subsidiary of TimTech.

Joining Operations Manager, Brian Riddiford (second from right) are Treatment Technicians Louie Brady, Merle Huta & Sid Thompson. The team are based at CHH Woodproducts Kawerau, running TimTech’s revolutionary new UniPlant™.

We also welcome another newcomer, Doug Collier, to our Papakura factory where he is assisting Wally James and Team.

TimTech has appointed three new North Island Territory Managers earlier in the Year.

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  Ron Eddy, TimTech™ Managing Director, commented on the passing of Warren Hyne . .

Ron Eddy, TimTech Managing Director, commented on the passing of Warren Hyne on 15 March 2007, “I had the great pleasure of knowing Warren Hyne. In all my association with him he was always a perfect gentleman. You knew his word was his bond. I will always remember the lovely trip to South Africa I enjoyed with Warren & Margaret. His death is a sad loss to the industry. Our condolences go out to his family”.

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  MEDIA RELEASE- TIMTECH APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER - OPERATIONS
  TimTech™ beanie at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

“Ian Flynn (left) & Clive Eddy, a founder shareholder proudly wearing his TimTech beanie at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Uhuru  – the highest point in Africa”

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  Koppers Arch to pay a record $3.6 million in cartel penalties

Release No 122. Issue 7 April 2006

The High Court has imposed record penalties on Koppers Arch Wood Protection (NZ) Limited and its Australian parent company, Koppers Arch Investments Pty Limited, after the companies admitted participating in a cartel in the wood preservative chemical industry between 1998 and 2002. The affected part of the industry was worth an estimated $35 million in 2002.

>>> for more on this article :
http://www.comcom.govt.nz/MediaCentre/MediaReleases/200506/koppersarchtopayarec
ord36millionin.aspx


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RESPECTED timber preservation identity Ron Eddy, managing director of NZ-based TimTechChem International, has been appointed to the executive council of the International Research Group on Wood Protection.
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