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VWR International, Inc. Acquires Prolab Laboratuar Teknolojileri Limited in Turkey


4/2/2013 10:03:34 AM

RADNOR, Pa., April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services announced today that it has acquired Prolab Laboratuar Teknolojileri Limited (Prolab), a distributor of scientific laboratory supplies headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey. VWR enables science globally by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities to drive advancements in healthcare, technology, science education and industrial applications.

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Prolab is an independent distributor of laboratory consumables, chemicals and equipment, supplying product to customers in the pharmaceutical, analytical, industrial, education and research industries. The Company has served as a distributor of VWR products in Turkey for several years.

"Prolab has been a well-respected distribution partner with VWR in Turkey and we are very excited to see the Prolab team joining the VWR organization," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, President & CEO. "In alignment with our recent acquisitions in China and Latin America, Prolab will allow VWR to further expand our geographic reach to better serve our global customers in an increasingly important market for VWR. We look forward to working with the team at Prolab to further grow the VWR brand in the region."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. 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 160 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 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across the Americas, 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, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

SOURCE VWR International, LLC



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