RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, celebrated the opening of its Missouri City, Texas, regional distribution center. City officials and other distinguished guests enjoyed a tour of the facility and an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
"The opening of this facility marks a joyous milestone in VWR's history, especially for those employees here in Texas who have been personally involved in conceptualizing and shaping this new location," said Brian Magerkurth, VWR's VP of Supply Chain Operations. "Today, we celebrate that hard work!"
"The new facility in Missouri City offers more than triple the storage capacity of our former Sugar Land location, providing our local customers with faster access to more products," says Mark McLoughlin, VWR's SVP and President, Americas Lab and Distribution Services. "We look forward to continuing to provide the high level of service our customers have come to expect and, together, enabling science."
With distribution at our core, VWR continues to expand our offerings, capabilities and technology to provide customized, innovative solutions to meet our customers' needs. VWR's regional distribution center in Missouri City, Texas, is strategically located to serve customers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. As one of 10 VWR distribution facilities in North America, this location will offer a local, customer-focused stock assortment.
About VWR VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers. With sales in excess of $4.5 billion in 2016, 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 more than 10,200 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.