About United Company of Pharmacists UCP

United Company of Pharmacists UCP, a Shareholding Company established in 1996, is Egypt’s leading wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals with 32.6% market share of pharmaceutical’s distribution market and 11 billion EGP in sales for the year ending 31 December 2015. The Company distributes more than 11,500 pharmaceutical products representing approximately 90% of total market and 3,500 personal care products leveraging UCP with the most powerful portfolio in the market. UCP combines local market expertise with modern technology to provide reliable and quality-driven distribution services.

Our extensive experience and infrastructure allows manufacturers to focus on their own core expertise. A scalable infrastructure supports the marketing efforts of our principals, and our debt collection service reduces the country risks of individual principals.

In order to optimize synergies among the group and leverage UCP large distribution network and coverage, personal care products have been included in UCP distribution mechanism including telesales and B2B ordering systems.

UCP provides the largest direct account coverage in all healthcare channels in Egypt, employing over 1300 telesales and sales representatives to support the activities of our principals in the trade channel. Advanced “Microsoft” information technology, progressive sales and inventory tool grant principal’s full transparency for all transactions.

UCP has a proud tradition of solid financial performance. Yet, even with 2015 record sales, we are striving for more and making 2016 another year of double-digit growth.

UCP is a member of wallgreens boots alliance a leading international, pharmacy-led health and beauty group delivering a range of products and services to customers. Alliance Boots is privately-owned and employs over 310,000 people. Its pharmaceutical wholesaler and distribution network serve over 200,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals from over 350 pharmaceutical wholesale distribution centers in 25 countries. It operates more than 16000 health and beauty retail stores, in 11 countries, of which just over 3,200 have a pharmacy. * Figures are approximations as at 31 Dec 2015 and include associates and joint ventures. (Back to Wallgreens website)

Vision:
To maintain our leadership and sustain our growing market share of pharmaceutical distribution to healthcare sector in Egypt.

Local Manufacturers of Fortune Pharmaceutical Companies : 

Pharco (Scherer, MEAD, Johnson, Latima, Merz, Ameryia).
MUP (Schering US, Beecham, Lederle, Mepha, Lek, New Port, Chauvin, Abbott-Pierre/Fabre, Proods).
Minapharm (Schering, Domex, Leo, Dr. Falk, Schwarz, Lipha, Schwabe).
UCP Principles:
Fortune Pharmaceutical Companies – Sole Agent & Importer:
Alcon – USA.
Abbott Labs – USA.
Merck Serono.
Nutricia.
MSD.
Bayer.
BMS.
Boehringer Ingelheim.
Norgine.
Astrazeneca.
Sandoz.
Johnson & Johnson.
Novo Nordisk.

Fortune Personal Care Products:

P&G Gillette.
Unilever.
Schwarzkopf & Henkel.
Colgate Palmolive.
L’Oreal.
Nivea.
Reckitt Benkiser.
SC Johnson.
GSK consumer health.
Johnson & Johnson.
Sandoz.
Johnson & Johnson.
Danone Nutricia.

Coverage & Resources :

Pharmacies 47,860
Hospitals 1,687
Products/Vendors 12,675 /561
Distribution Centers 72
Employees 6,338
Telesales & Sales representative 1,303
Distribution vehicles 805
2015 Sales turnover – LE (Billion) 11
Market share - 2015 32.6%

Key Fortune Pharmaceutical:

Bristol-Myers Squibb.
Pfizer.
Glaxo SmithKline Beecham
Lilly
Alcon
Servier
AstraZeneca
Abbott Labs
Novartis
Nestle
Merck Serono
Bayer.
MSD.
Boehringer Ingelheim.
Sanofi.
J&J.
Novo Nordisk.
Janssen cilag.
Danone.
Takeda.
Reckitt Benckiser.
Otsuka.

Other key local manufacturers:

Pharco (Scherer, MEAD, Johnson, Latima, Merz, Ameriya).
MUP (Schering US, Beecham, Lederle, Mepha, Lek, New Port, Chauvin, Abbott-Pierre/Fabre, Proods).
Minapharma (Schering, Domex, Leo, Dr. Falk, Schwarz, Lipha, Schwabe).
Amoun.
Rameda.
EPICO.
SEDICO.
CID.
Misr.
Sigma.
Merck Serono
Bayer.
MSD.
Kahira.
Alexandria.
MEPACO.
El Nile.
ATOS Pharma.
Memphis.
ADCO.
Global napi.
Delta.
Pharaonia.
Marcyrl.
Multi Apex.
Eva.
Acdima.
Nerhadou International.
Adwia.