VWR International, LLC Acquires KLEN International VWR strengthens position in mining lab supplies through strategic KLEN acquisition

RADNOR, Pa., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, announced today the acquisition of KLEN International's mining supply business.

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Based in Perth, Australia and dating back to 1974, KLEN is a diversified chemical manufacturer and distributor with businesses that provide a wide range of products to industrial customers.  VWR is acquiring the portion of the business that manufactures and distributes products used by labs that serve the precious metals mining industry.

"Strategically located in Western Australia, VWR's acquisition of KLEN adds to our existing global mining supply network of facilities in the U.S., Canada, and Chile," stated Ted Pulkownik, Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development. "Combining our existing manufacturing and distribution network with KLEN's enables us to very effectively meet the growing needs of our mining customers around the world."

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2011. 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 over 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 8,000 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, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

SOURCE VWR International, LLC



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