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

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 […]


11 December 2023

Stort’s Ingredients for 2024 Fragrance Trends

The heart of our F&F division for 35 years, fragrance continues to be a fascinating, compelling industry with some nostalgic comebacks set for 2024. The fragrance trends of 2024 are expected to be focussed on transparency and sustainability, concentrating on foodie gourmands, aquatic florals and bottled therapy in-line with the beauty wellness trend. Currently worth […]