VWR International, LLC Agreed to Acquire the Business of Anachemia Canada Inc.By Vwr International Llc, PRNE
Sunday, April 17, 2011
VWR Increases its Mining Industry and Chemical Portfolio
RADNOR, Pennsylvania, April 18, 2011 - VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory
supplies and services, announced today that it agreed to acquire the business
of Anachemia Canada Inc. and its affiliates, pending customary closing
(Logo: photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101109/NY97837LOGO )
Based in Montreal, Anachemia is an industry leader for the sale and
distribution of chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment in the U.S.,
Canada, Latin America and Mexico. In addition, Anachemia exports certain
products around the world. Anachemia has provided products and services to
the research, environmental, industrial and mining industries since 1942.
"VWR's acquisition of Anachemia strengthens our position in Canada and
accelerates our expansion into South America. In addition, this acquisition
will enhance VWR's product portfolio and provide access to new customer
segments like the mining industry," stated Matt Malenfant, VWR's Senior Vice
President and President of North America, Lab Business and Services. "We are
excited to add Anachemia's complimentary business to VWR's global laboratory
supply and distribution business."
Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.
About VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a
global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in
excess of $3.6 billion in 2010. VWR enables the advancement of the world's
most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified
product line to most of the world's top pharmaceutical and biotech companies,
as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With over
150 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution
network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning
the globe. VWR has over 7,000 associates around the world working to
streamline the way researchers across North America, Europe, and Asia stock
and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by
providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply
chain systems integration and technical services.
For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit
www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, LLC, Radnor Corporate
Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.
VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.
Media Contact: Valerie Collado, Director, Corporate Communications, VWR International, LLC, +1-484-885-9338, Valerie_collado at vwr.com; Mergers & Acquisitions Contact: Ted Pulkownik, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, VWR International, LLC, +1-610-386-1390, ted_pulkownik at vwr.com
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