EVISA's member organization LGC Standards, Europe’s leading supplier of reference materials, can now offer its global customer base the benefits of its significantly improved central warehousing facilities in Wesel, Germany, setting the benchmark for handling and distributing reference materials.
The warehouse has improved centralised logistics services as well as a
high tech temperature and humidity-controlled environment for all
primary reference standards, certified reference materials, standard
solutions, solids and matrix materials. Products are stored and
monitored for humidity and temperature (from minus 70°C to room
temperature) to ensure quality during storage and transport, thereby
ensuring the company adheres to current regulations regarding dual use
goods, dangerous goods, controlled substances and precursors.
Standards (part of LGC) is now well equipped to fulfil its expansion plans into Latin
America, the USA, Asia, North Africa, Australia/New Zealand. The Wesel
warehouse will also play a large part in supplying products to LGC
Standards´ latest acquisition and its first venture on the African
continent; Industrial Analytical of South Africa.
customers will continue to place their orders in one of the seven LGC
Standards offices across Europe and receive their invoice in their local
currency, while the reference standards will be shipped directly to the
customer with all relevant paperwork from the Wesel central warehouse.
materials suppliers across the world have partnered with LGC Standards
to set up consignment stocks in Wesel, giving European researchers fast
and easy access to reference materials of their choice. This includes
the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM
) in Belgium, the
Reference Materials Institute for Clinical Chemistry Standards in Japan
and the National Measurement Institute of Australia (NMI
), whose reference
standards play a leading role in sports doping analysis. Wesel’s
extended warehouse facility will support customers who are supplying
crucial reference materials for sports testing during the 2012 Olympic
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