RADNOR, Pa., Feb. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 VWR American and European Sales Conferences hosted over 1,800 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.
"We were honored to recognize top suppliers for their achievements this past year," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's President and CEO. "These events provide a valuable forum for our associates and trusted suppliers to connect and align on how to best create meaningful solutions for our customers' needs."
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 American Sales Conference, VWR honored Air-Tite, Aldon Corporation, Azure, C&G Containers, Corning Life Sciences, Elga, GE Healthcare, Greiner BioOne, Labconco, MilliporeSigma, New Pig, Schuler, Sovella and Troemner. At the European Sales Conference, VWR honored Biotix, Brand, CONTEC, GE Healthcare, Henke-Sass Wolf, Hitachi, Julabo, Pall Laboratory, Pol-Eko, Quanta Biosciences, Semperit, Thermo Scientific and Velp Scientifica.
About VWR VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a leading, global, independent provider of products, services and solutions to laboratory and production facilities. With sales in excess of $4.3 billion in 2015, VWR enables science for customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, industrial, education, government and healthcare industries. With more than 160 years of experience, VWR has cultivated a value proposition delivering product choice, operational excellence and differentiated services to improve our customers' productivity from research to production. VWR's differentiated services provide innovative, flexible and customized solutions from scientific research services to custom-manufactured chemical blends. Our dedicated team of approximately 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
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