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GEN News Highlights : Apr 2, 2013

VWR Acquires Prolab in Turkey

VWR International acquired Prolab Laboratuar Teknolojileri in Istanbul, Turkey. VWR is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012.

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.

"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,” said Manuel Brocke-Benz, president & CEO.