Stort Divisions

Stort Group consists of 4 divisions: Stort Industrial; Stort F&F; Zanos and Zanos Europe. Through these divisions we support an impressive range of applications and markets.

Linking global chemical potential

StortGroup is a leading independent speciality chemical distributor to the Coatings and Fragrance & Flavours Industries in the UK & Ireland. Founded in 1981, we remain 100% family-owned.
We are fortunate to have one of our founders, Kendrick Gilkes, still actively involved in the company.

Our directors

Kendrick Gilkes

Executive Chairman

Richard Gilkes

Group CEO

Emma Marchant

F+F Director

Latest news

3 April 2024

*NEW* Deblocking Agents from Maflon

Maflon have added a new, exciting range of deblocking agents to their extensive portfolio of blocked polyisocyanates. These fluorine- and formaldehyde-free products offer a more efficient, energy-saving crosslinking solution. The main attraction to these new deblocking agents is the lower temperatures (as low as 74°C) required to unblock and form crosslinking isocyanates. In conjunction with […]


24 January 2024

NEW! Yuzu and Japanese Oils

We are pleased to announce that we are now stocking yuzu oil in the UK! With our new supplier, Ogawa & Co., we are delighted to offer a variety of Japanese citrus and wood oils to the UK market. Ogawa were founded in 1893 as an importer and seller of aroma ingredients. Over the years, […]


19 December 2023

Vibrantz Pearls™: A sustainable, economical, water-less tinting fix

Vibrantz Technologies have announced their $20 million investment in Pearls™ with a dedicated facility in Sittard, Netherlands. Over the next two years, Vibrantz plans to increase their global Pearls™ production capacity 20-fold to 1.2 million litres per year, putting them at the forefront of meeting sustainability, performance and cost demands of colourant producers worldwide. With […]