The acquisition will give Calibre a footprint in the North American market
Calibre Scientific is has acquired Canadian Life Science (CLS), a distributor of life science products across the Canadian market. This acquisition provides Calibre Scientific a distribution hub in North America.
CLS is headquartered in Peterborough, Ontario with additional distribution and sales presence throughout the country. The company is a distributor of consumables for the chromatography market and beyond, including vials and caps, LC and GC columns, and sample preparation products.
“We’ve had the pleasure of working with Calibre Scientific for some time as we have distributed several of their products to our customers,” said Kick van Lunenburg, owner of Canadian Life Science. “Given our longstanding relationship and their long-term vision, Calibre Scientific was the obvious choice for a partner that we could trust to carry out our work going forward.”
CLS is the first North American distributor to be acquired by Calibre Scientific. Mike Brownleader, Chief Revenue Officer for Calibre Scientific said: “The regional and technical expertise of Canadian Life Science will enable Calibre Scientific to expand our pan-European distribution network into North America, creating exciting opportunities for co-sales as we increase the scope of our customer interactions through the breadth and depth of the product offering we can bring into the region.”