RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VWR (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading global independent provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, celebrated the opening of its Solon, Ohio manufacturing site. City officials and other distinguished attendees enjoyed a facility tour and the official plant opening.
"Today is a joyous milestone in our history, especially for the many employees who have been personally involved in conceptualizing and shaping this new location," stated Michael Mascali, VWR's SVP of Compliance. "Today, we celebrate that hard work!"
"The new location will enable better collaboration amongst our employees along with the opportunity for growth to meet market demand," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's President and CEO. "We are excited to continue enabling science by providing high quality liquid and powder chemical products to our customers."
Earlier this year, VWR had six locations spanning the Solon, Ohio area, totaling approximately 150,000 square feet. The operations from five of the locations will relocate to the new building this year, with the sixth moving in several years. The new building totals 226,000 square feet, providing additional space and facilitating greater collaboration between VWR's employees.
With distribution at our core, VWR continues to expand its offerings, capabilities and technology to provide customized, innovative solutions to meet customers' needs. The Solon, Ohio location was established in 1976 under the AMRESCO brand. Acquired by VWR in 2011, it is now part of VWR's larger network of sites supporting the chemical manufacturing needs of its customers globally. Solon's contract manufacturing capabilities include custom products, supply chain and design solutions, high purity biochemicals, life science regents and diagnostic kits and solutions. VWR supports biopharma, life science, diagnostic and industrial customers by providing chemicals to support testing, production and contract manufacturing of custom goods.
Photo Caption: VWR leadership with Susan Drucker, Mayor of Solon (fourth from the left), celebrate the opening of VWR's chemical manufacturing site in Solon, Ohio.
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 $4.3 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 more than 9,300 associates is focused on supporting scientists, medical professionals and production engineers to achieve their goals.
For more information on VWR, please visit www.vwr.com.
Director, Corporate Communications