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VWR International, LLC Acquires Lab3 Limited In The UK

RADNOR, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a leading global laboratory supply and distribution company, announced today that it has acquired Lab3 Limited, a distributor of scientific laboratory supplies headquartered in Bristol, UK.

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Lab3 is a well-established independent distributor of laboratory consumables, chemicals and equipment, and provider of laboratory technical services in the UK. Lab3 is an existing distributor of VWR products in the UK and also represents a number of other leading suppliers of laboratory products. In addition to distribution, Lab3 provides custom labeling and kitting services to customers and is recognized as an established provider of technical services including installation, calibration and repair on a broad array of laboratory equipment across the UK.

"Lab3 is recognized nationally throughout the UK for its broad technical services capability and as a well-respected distributor for VWR regionally," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, CEO, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of European Operations. "This acquisition will enable VWR to expand our portfolio of technical services and custom kitting/assembly services in the UK to better serve our customers. We are pleased to see the Lab3 team joining 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.

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