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

Managing Director

Emma Marchant

F+F Director

Latest news

31 October 2023

Kraemer opens new production facility boosting sustainability profile

After 3 years of construction, Kraemer have officially opened their new production facility in Liethe. This 50,000 m2 site will focus on the company’s bio-based binders and resins for a variety of applications including printing inks, coatings and adhesives, accelerating their sustainability plans. With focus on energy efficiency and environmental protection, Kraemer’s new site utilises […]


26 September 2023

Organic September: Our Organic Essential Oils and Why They’re Good for You and the Environment

Organic September is a month-long campaign focussed on raising awareness of the hard-work and dedication that goes into organic farming and the benefits to our health and the environment. Emissions from fossil-fuel based nitrogen fertilisers are contributing significantly to the climate emergency. Despite this, the UK government’s current net-zero strategy does not include any plan […]


31 August 2023

Mazda Colours: Copper Phthalocyanine Pigments

Blue and green pigments for coatings, available from UK stock Since its creation in 1972, Mazda Colours has consistently driven expansion, diversification, and innovation. This has solidified their position as a global leader in the manufacture of Copper Phthalocyanine crude and pigments. Mazda’s 3 manufacturing plants across India function alongside a fully equipped R&D laboratory […]