Axpo acquires Lonza as a major gas customer

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30.06.2016 - Axpo has acquired Lonza as a major customer. Based on the contract, Axpo will handle the services necessary for the natural gas supply to Lonza’s production facilities in Visp. The contract begins on 1 January 2017 for a period of 3 years.

Lonza is a major gas customer in Switzerland and a worldwide, leading provider of products for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life sciences industry. Axpo prevailed against many domestic and international market players in the tender process. „Axpo convinced us of its vast know-how in the gas and energy business during the negotiations. The crucial factor was the intelligent implementation of our needs in an attractive offer,“ says Andreas Imstepf from the energy management department at Lonza AG.

Axpo offers major customers in Switzerland and Europe innovative, tailored solutions for the marketing and procurement of electricity, natural gas, as well as energy certificates. Providing risk management solutions is one of the core competences of Axpo Trading & Sales. At the beginning of 2016, Axpo was once again ranked as the worldwide best power trader by market participants and customers in the survey conducted by the two trade magazines „Risk“ and „Energy Risk“.

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