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VWR International, LLC. (4/3/12). "Press Release: VWR International, LLC Acquires Vitrum Praha s.r.o. and Vitrum Roznov s.r.o. in the Czech Republic". Radnor, PA.

Region Region Czech Republic
Organisations Organisation VWR International LLC
  Group Avantor (Group)
  Organisation 2 Vitrum Praha spol. s.r.o.
  Group Avantor (Group)
Products Product laboratory equipment and instruments
  Product 2 reagents (bio/biochemical)
Index term Index term Vitrum–VWR International: investment, 201204 acquisition €na of Vitrum Praha sro + Vitrum Roznov sro by VWR
Person Person Brocke-Benz, Manual (VWR International 200703 SVP + Managing Director European Operations)

VWR International, LLC, a leading global laboratory supply and distribution company, announced today that it has acquired VITRUM PRAHA S.R.O. and VITRUM ROZNOV S.R.O., two distributors of scientific laboratory supplies headquartered in Prague and Roznov.

VITRUM PRAHA and VITRUM ROZNOV were founded in the early 1990's and are two well established independent distributors of laboratory consumables, equipment and chemicals in the Czech Republic. VITRUM provides its customers with a service-oriented approach in the industrial, pharmaceutical research and development, manufacturing as well as university market segments. VITRUM's core business of supplying consumables, instrumentation and chemicals complements VWR's European offerings.

Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR Senior Vice President and Managing Director of European Operations, said, "This acquisition marks our continued commitment to Central and Eastern Europe. VITRUM is well-established and recognized nationally throughout the Czech Republic for coupling the right product mix with a customer centric approach to the science community. We are very pleased to welcome both the VITRUM PRAHA and VITRUM ROZNOV teams into the VWR organization."

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 $4.1 billion in 2011. 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 8,000 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, 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.

Media Contact:
Valerie Collado
Director, Corporate Communications

Mergers & Acquisitions Contact:
Ted Pulkownik
SVP Strategy & Corporate Development

Record changed: 2016-03-19


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