VWR International acquires International PBI

US-based VWR strengthens its position in Italy

VWR International, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, has acquired International PBI, based in Milan, Italy. Financial details of the acquisition remain confidential.

International PBI is a leading supplier of laboratory equipment and products in Italy, with particular expertise in the microbiology field. The Company represents several well-known brands, in addition to its own product portfolio, and serves a range of markets, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, biotechnology and clinical.

‘International PBI's business and strong technical capabilities are a great complement to VWR's European operations, allowing us to expand our operations in Italy and deliver the best of both companies to our customers,’ said Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's senior vice president and managing director of Europe.

‘International PBI's philosophy of providing the best possible customer service is ideally aligned with VWR's core mission.’