PHILADELPHIA, PA - April 20, 2009 - VWR International, LLC announces its Sugar Land, TX location has been expanded from a local Service Center to a Regional Distribution Center. This change was made in response to the increased demand for products and services from its Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana based customers. Both customers and suppliers have been invited to a grand opening, scheduled for April 21, 2009 to celebrate the expansion. VWR's Sugar Land facility will now be one of six U.S.-based distribution centers providing expanded distribution and service capabilities in North America.
The advanced technology upgrades made to the Sugar Land warehouse will enhance client satisfaction by enabling customers within a four-state radius to receive their orders via same day/next day delivery. Additionally, VWR's Sugar Land inventory was expanded to include high-demand catalogue items to meet the increased volume needs of VWR customers in this area.
In addition to increased stock levels, the Sugar Land Regional Distribution Center has been outfitted with the latest technology in Inventory Planning and Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), including wireless communication and scanning technology. "The technology enhancements at the Sugar Land facility allow us meet the increased product demands of current customers and give us an advantage when competing for new customers," said Matt Malenfant, Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Distribution and Services. "We have been committed to elevating the status of the Sugar Land facility because we recognize the challenges faced by our customers and remain steadfast in providing them the most convenient and efficient solutions," continued Malenfant.
Editor's Note: Matt Malenfant, Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Distribution and Services, will be present at the Sugar Land opening event on April 21st and will be available to the press for interviews. All interviews must be scheduled in advance of event by contacting the press contacts listed here.
About VWR International, LLC
VWR International, LLC, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $3.7 billion. 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 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 6,500 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 www.vwr.com, or write, VWR International, LLC, 1310 Goshen Parkway, P.O. Box 2656, West Chester, PA 19380-0906.
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