Avantor Performance Materials expands distribution arrangement with VWR International


Expansion will drive growth of J.T.Baker and Macron Fine Chemicals brand pharmaceutical chemistries in Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) region

Avantor Performance Materials, a global manufacturer of performance materials and chemicals, has expanded its arrangement with VWR International, LLC for distribution of its pharmaceutical production chemicals portfolio in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

VWR is a global solutions provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services, with worldwide sales in excess of US$4.1bn in 2012. Avantor supplies high quality ingredients, processing agents, bio buffers, nutrients and excipients, from discovery to full-scale production to biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturers worldwide.

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‘The expansion of our access to VWR’s global distribution capabilities and infrastructure allows both companies to significantly enhance their sales and marketing presence in the region,’ said Paul Smaltz, Executive Vice President of Pharmaceuticals for Avantor. ‘We anticipate strong sales growth in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industry in the EMEA region over the next several years, combined with an enhanced ability to better serve the customer needs, through VWR’s supply chain capabilities.’