VWR International is a company providing discovery-to-delivery solutions for the life sciences, advanced technologies, and research industries. It offers chemicals, reagents, consumables, durable products, and scientific equipment and instruments. The company also focuses on custom manufacturing solutions, including buffers, reagents, active pharmaceutical ingredients, high purity ingredients, ultra-pure acids, and other chemicals used in biopharmaceutical and industrial applications, and production processes.

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Parent CompanyAvantor
HQRadnor, PA, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
VWR was founded in 1852 and is headquartered in Radnor, PA, US

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Key People/Management at VWR

Jay Hexamer

Jay Hexamer

Senior Vice President of Education and Medical Research
Matt Lope

Matt Lope

Vice President of Sales
Jim Taliak

Jim Taliak

Vice President of Sales, Production Chemicals
Katie Bachmeyer

Katie Bachmeyer

Vice President of Strategic Partners
Erik Issel

Erik Issel

Vice President of Segment Solutions
Brian Magerkurth

Brian Magerkurth

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, Americas
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VWR Office Locations

VWR has offices in Radnor, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia and in 42 other locations
Radnor, PA, US (HQ)
100 Matsonford Rd
Arlington Heights, IL, US
3850 N Wilke Rd #300
Aurora, CO, US
17750 E 32nd Pl #10
Batavia, IL, US
800 E Fabyan Pkwy
Bridgeport, NJ, US
2039 Center Square Rd
Irving, TX, US
3021 Gateway Dr #280
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VWR Financials and Metrics

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VWR is a subsidiary of Avantor

VWR Revenue

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VWR's revenue was reported to be $4.51 b in FY, 2016 which is a 4.5% increase from the previous period.
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VWR Operating Metrics

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164 167 177


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VWR Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
MESM LtdApril 07, 2017
SEASTAR CHEMICALS IncJanuary 12, 2017
BioArraNovember 03, 2016
Reliable BiopharmaceuticalNovember 03, 2016
PAW BioScience Products, Inc.July 05, 2016
JM Separations, B.V.June 02, 2016
TherapakJanuary 06, 2016
Purification TechnologiesOctober 07, 2015
Hichrom LimitedMay 05, 2015
National BiochemicalsFebruary 03, 2015
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VWR Revenue Breakdown

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VWR revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 39.4% from EMEA-APAC and 60.6% from Americas

Human Capital Metrics

VWR's employees are reported to be approximately 44% female and 56% male.
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VWR Cybersecurity Score

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VWR Online and Social Media Presence

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VWR News and Updates

Avantor Employees and VWR Foundation Partner to Make a Difference with $6,000 donation to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Avantor, a global manufacturer and distributor of highquality products, services and solutions for the life sciences and advanced technology industries, recently hosted a 5K Fun Run and 1-Mile Walk at its Radnor, Pa., facility to promote health and wellness, teambuilding and community engagement. …

VWR and E&I Cooperative Services Sign Contract to Benefit E&I Members

VWR, acquired by Avantor in 2017 as a wholly-owned subsidiary and leading global provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers, has been awarded a five-year laboratory supplies and services contract by E&I Cooperative Services (E&I), effective July 1, 2018.…

Avantor Completes Acquisition of VWR

Avantor, Inc., a global supplier of ultra-high-purity materials for the life sciences and advanced technology industries, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of VWR Corporation (NASDAQ: VWR), the leading global independent provider of product, supply chain, and service solut…

VWR Acquires Hichrom Limited

VWR announced that it has acquired Hichrom Limited, a leading manufacturer and distributor of high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) columns and consumables. This acquisition builds upon VWR's existing chromatography systems, columns and consumables portfolio, expanding its capabilities to be…

VWR Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was VWR founded?

    VWR was founded in 1852.

  • Who are VWR key executives?

    VWR's key executives are Jay Hexamer, Matt Lope and Jim Taliak.

  • How many employees does VWR have?

    VWR has 5,125 employees.

  • What is VWR revenue?

    Latest VWR annual revenue is $4.5 b.

  • What is VWR revenue per employee?

    Latest VWR revenue per employee is $880.8 k.

  • Who are VWR competitors?

    Competitors of VWR include Nordson, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Danaher.

  • Where is VWR headquarters?

    VWR headquarters is located at 100 Matsonford Rd, Radnor.

  • Where are VWR offices?

    VWR has offices in Radnor, Arlington Heights, Aurora, Batavia and in 42 other locations.

  • How many offices does VWR have?

    VWR has 48 offices.