VWR International, LLC, West Chester, PA, a distributor to the global research laboratory industry, has acquired Omnilabo International B.V., a Netherlands-based laboratory supply distributor. Omnilabo has 42 employees based in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Omnilabo since 2003 has been owned by Nimbus, a Dutch private equity firm. The business is a distributor of laboratory and clinical consumables, life science reagents and chromatography products.
VWR International has annual sales of $3.3 billion. VWR’s principal customers are major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, technology, clinical, food processing and consumer product companies, universities and research institutes, governmental agencies, environmental testing organizations, and primary and secondary schools. VWR distributes a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware and plasticware, equipment and instruments, furniture, protective apparel, production and safety products, and other life science and laboratory products and supplies.