Thermo Scientific informatics extended to Venezuela, Caribbean with Controval deal

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a global lab sciences leader, signed an agreement with Caracas-based Controval C.A. to operate an authorized sales center for Thermo Scientific informatics solutions in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Under the partnership, Controval will provide professional sales services to local customers in a number of industries, which Thermo Fisher has long served, including Pdvsa Oil and Gas and Pdvsa Refinery, Intevep Pdvsa, Pequiven, Cvg Fmo; Sidor; Venalum and Biotech...

Nov 14th, 2007

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Nov. 13, 2007 -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in laboratory sciences, has signed an agreement with Caracas-based Controval C.A. to operate an authorized sales center for Thermo Scientific informatics solutions in Venezuela and the Caribbean. Under the terms of the partnership, Controval will be providing professional sales services to local customers in a number of industries, which Thermo Fisher has long served, including Pdvsa Oil and Gas and Pdvsa Refinery, Intevep Pdvsa, Pequiven, Cvg Fmo; Sidor; Venalum and Biotech.

Controval will be promoting the complete range of Thermo Scientific informatics solutions including Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Chromatography Data Systems (CDS), pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic and spectroscopy software and spectral libraries. The collaboration will be extended at a later date to supplement the sales activities by offering after-sales support and technical consultation services.

Oliver Faidi Cortés, director of Latin America and Caribbean sales for informatics at Thermo Fisher Scientific, explains: "This new partnership underscores our commitment to our customers based in Latin America and the Caribbean. Controval serves the Venezuelan market providing them with integral solutions in instrumentation and industrial automation. The company holds a deep knowledge of the requirements of the industry with regards to new technology. Furthermore, Controval has an established sales organization consisting of seven sites spread throughout Venezuela and has been a long-term distributor of Thermo Scientific process instruments. This pedigree makes Controval an ideal partner capable of extending our presence to this vital region."

Miguel Ángel Benítez, general manager at Controval, adds: "Our business philosophy is to offer the best technological products and the most sophisticated services in order to help our customers achieve the highest levels of excellence in their industrial processes. Thermo Fisher Scientific shares the same vision, thus we are confident that this collaboration will be utterly successful."

Controval (www.controval.com) is a Venezuelan group employing over 160 staff and turning over $20 million in sales. A leader in automation, instrumentation and informatics with a solid sales and service organization around the country, Controval has offices in Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Barcelona, Maturin, Puerto Ordaz, Dominican Republic and Houston. The group was founded in 1991 and has since maintained constant growth through the years.

Thermo Scientific (www.thermo.com) informatics solutions have been deployed throughout the life and laboratory sciences industry of the Latin American and Caribbean region for more than 20 years. The company offers a comprehensive range of informatics software, providing customers solutions that are designed to improve their operational efficiencies as well as reduce risk and total cost of ownership. The business operates offices in Chile, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina and has an extended network of authorized partners in Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Colombia. It's part of Thermo Fisher Scientific.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (www.thermofisher.com) is a world leader in serving science, enabling customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. With an annual revenue rate of over $9 billion, it employa 30,000 people and serve over 350,000 customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals and clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions and government agencies, as well as environmental and industrial process control settings. Serving customers through two premier brands, Thermo Scientific and Fisher Scientific, it helps solve analytical challenges from routine testing to complex research and discovery. Thermo Scientific offers customers a complete range of high-end analytical instruments as well as laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions. Fisher Scientific provides a complete portfolio of laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies and services used in healthcare, scientific research, safety and education.

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Also see:
-- " Thermo Fisher Scientific extends informatics offering into Colombia - Enters strategic partnership with IST Internacional"

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