The deal builds on Thomas's strong market momentum by creating customer-centric solutions, leveraging the company's capabilities as North America's largest pure-play distributor serving science

Lewis McMillan

The Florida State University award was spearheaded by Lewis McMillan, Director, Government Sales at Thomas Scientific. (Credit: PRNewswire / Thomas Scientific)

Thomas Scientific, the largest pure-play distributor of scientific products in the North America, has finalized a five-year contract with Florida State University (FSU) as a strategic supplier of laboratory products and services.

The awarding of this new contract is a result of Thomas Scientific’s focus on creating solutions that meet the unique needs of each customer. A cross-functional, companywide team was formed to develop these customer centric solutions – paving the way for recognition of this award.

“FSU’s goal was to provide their research community access to specialty laboratory supplies and lab services,” declared Lewis McMillan, Director, Government Sales at Thomas Scientific. “Our award brings exclusive suppliers and Thomas Scientific branded products to the University at competitive prices and terms.”

Thomas Scientific has been building noticeable market momentum following four acquisitions under the Thomas umbrella during 2017-2018, including life science distributors Phenix Research Products and E&K Scientific. Since the integration of these four companies in 2019, Thomas has relied almost exclusively on in-house strategic initiatives and its strong capabilities to achieve accelerated growth, significantly outpacing its industry competitors.

Thomas Scientific has the broadest and most differentiated product portfolio in the industry, providing customers access to the brands they trust the most in order to help accelerate their science. In addition to continually adding to its industry leading product portfolio, Thomas has also significantly accelerated its investments within its Clinical Diagnostics, Lab Automation, and Controlled Environments teams. The company also made further operational strides by achieving ISO 9001:2015 certification this July and publicly launching Thomas Inventory Management Solutions (TIMS), its vendor-managed inventory program, the following month.

“We’ve listened intently to the market over the past two years and have initiated strategies that allow us to develop the most beneficial solutions for our customers,” stated Michael Klipstein, Chief Commercial Officer at Thomas Scientific. “The Florida State award is a testament to this strategic focus, in addition to the hard work of multiple departments within Thomas.”

Source: Company Press Release