VWR Acquires Hichrom Limited
News May 06, 2015
VWR has acquired Hichrom Limited. This acquisition builds upon VWR's existing chromatography systems, columns and consumables portfolio, expanding its capabilities to better support the HPLC user community across many industries.
Based in Reading, UK and founded in 1978, Hichrom sells many of the world's leading brands of HPLC and ultra high performance liquid chromatography (UHPLC) columns including Ace, Partisil, Patisphere and Ultrasphere. As a manufacturer, Hichrom is well regarded in its field for its extensive knowledge and capabilities in silica bonding, silane chemistry and column packing. With its well-established distribution network, Hichrom reaches customers in the pharmaceutical, healthcare, agrochemical, food, oil and plastic industries in more than 100 countries.
"Known for its quality, excellence and technical expertise, Hichrom is an investment that will help expand our portfolio and manufacturing capabilities to a specialized and growing industry," said Peter Schuele, Senior Vice President and President, EMEA and Asia-Pacific Lab and Distribution Services. "Together with Hichrom, we are excited to deliver the tools needed to enable science in the largest product segment in the analytical instruments industry."
Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.
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