VWR International, LLC
Jan 28, 2015

VWR Recognizes Suppliers for Their Continual Focus on Excellence

Company Announces Awards at Annual Americas and European Sales Conferences

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 28, 2015 /CNW/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions, honored several of its many valued suppliers at its recent Sales Conferences with a Supplier Excellence Award.  These awards recognize supplier accomplishments and excellence in operations, sales support and customer service.  The Americas and European Sales Conferences hosted over 1,500 attendees each, and combined had over 30 countries represented.

The main focus of these conferences was to provide key information and updates on products that will best support our Sales organization as they work to meet our customers' needs. Over 150 suppliers demonstrated and trained our field organization on the latest product innovations and customer solutions during VWR's Supplier Fairs.

"Not only do these annual events strengthen the relationship between our suppliers and our associates, they also ensure we continue to provide superior products and service to our customers," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's President and CEO. "Our suppliers play a key role in meeting our customers' needs, so I am excited that we are able to recognize our top suppliers for their achievements."

VWR honored top suppliers who have worked with the company to provide outstanding performance in a category critical to our combined global and local success.  The following suppliers were recognized for providing true solutions to our customers through quality products, services and active support to our Sales organization.  At the Americas Sales Conference, VWR honored Air-Tite, Contec, EMD Millipore, Greiner, Kewaunee, Kimberly-Clark, Labconco, Micronova, New Pig, Puritan Medical, Quanta BioSciences (winner of two categories), Thermo Scientific (Chromatography Division) and Troemner.  At the European Sales Conference, VWR honored Brand GmbH, Eppendorf, GE Healthcare, Hitachi, ITW Texwipe, Labcon, Memmert, Merck Millipore, Miele, Pall Life Science, Simport, and Thermo Scientific (LDC Division).

About VWR

VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, PA, is a leading, independent provider of laboratory products, services and solutions with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2013. VWR enables science in laboratory and production facilities in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR offers a well-established network that reaches thousands of specialized laboratories and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has more than 8,500 associates working to streamline the way scientists, medical professionals and production engineers stock and manage their businesses. In addition, VWR supports its customers by providing other value-added service offerings, research support, laboratory services and operations services.

For more information about VWR, visit www.vwr.com.

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