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)
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