November 6, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — WEST CHESTER, PA — VWR International, LLC, a leading supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today announced that it has acquired Omnilabo International B.V., a Netherlands-based laboratory supply distributor. Omnilabo has 42 employees based in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Manuel Brocke-Benz, senior vice president and managing director of VWR’s European Operations, says, “The acquisition of Omnilabo is a great fit with our Dutch and European distribution operations. Omnilabo is recognized for its considerable expertise in the clinical and laboratory consumables segments, among other areas, which complements our distribution coverage in the Netherlands, Belgium, and throughout Europe. We are very pleased and excited to expand our team with a group of very talented associates who we expect will make an immediate impact on future growth.”
About Omnilabo International B.V.
Located in Breda, the Netherlands, Omnilabo was founded in 1979 in the Netherlands and since 2003 has been owned by Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. The business has been engaged throughout its history in the distribution of laboratory and clinical consumables, life science reagents and chromatography products. Omnilabo offers a strong, recognized brand name among healthcare, environmental and industrial scientific customers, in both the public and private sectors. Omnilabo offers a wide portfolio of value-added services in addition to distribution of products and prides itself on its value proposition of providing a “Flexible, Reliable and Personal” service to its customers.
About VWR International, LLC
VWR International is a leader in the global research laboratory industry with worldwide sales of $3.3 billion US dollars. VWR’s business is highly diversified across products and services, geographic regions, and customer segments. The company offers products from a wide range of manufacturers, to a large number of customers primarily in North America, Europe, and other locations. VWR’s principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, technology, clinical, food processing and consumer product companies, universities and research institutes, governmental agencies, environmental testing organizations, and primary and secondary schools. VWR distributes a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products, and other life science and laboratory products and supplies. VWR supports its customers by providing storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration, technical services, and laboratory benchtop delivery. VWR maintains operations in over 20 countries and employs over 6,000 people worldwide. VWR International is headquartered in West Chester, PA.
Source: VWR International, LLC