WEST CHESTER, PA, October 2, 2006 – VWR International, Inc., a leading supplier to the global research laboratory industry, today announced the acquisition of Sino Chemical Company (Pte.) Limited, Singapore, an independent Singaporean scientific laboratory supply distributor. Sino Chemical, founded in 1946, has 37 employees and distributes laboratory chemicals, equipment and consumables in Singapore.
“We have established relationships with many multinational companies that have operations in the fast-growing Singapore area. This new acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to these key customers and enhanced support for all our local customers,” says Ted Pulkownik, VWR Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development and Emerging Markets. “This acquisition also underscores our dedication to carrying out our corporate mission: to have a global presence supported by first-class local customer service.”
The VWR office in Singapore will now be centrally located at the Kian Teck Road location. This new location will enhance VWR’s support at the local Singapore level, providing real-time services; local sales representation and coordination of VWR’s Singapore supply chain.