VWR International acquires Omnilab AG
10 October 2008
VWR International, LLC, a laboratory supply company, has announced
that it has acquired Omnilab AG, a Swiss scientific laboratory supply
distributor headquartered in Mettmenstetten near Zurich.
Omnilab was founded in 1990 and is one of Switzerland’s largest
independent suppliers of laboratory equipment and consumables. It is a
well represented name in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and
industrial scientific market segments, servicing both customers in the
public and private sectors.
Omnilab’s core business of supplying instrumentation, consumables and
services complements VWR’s local expertise in chemicals, consumables and
life science products.
Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR Senior Vice President and Managing Director
of European Operations, said, “Omnilab has the portfolio of products and
customer focused services to support VWR’s further growth in Western
Europe; this acquisition delivers benefits to both our customers and
suppliers by providing an expanded range of products and services to the
scientific community in Switzerland.”
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