Pharmed Pharmaceuticals, was founded in 1985 in Overport, Durban by a group of healthcare professionals from previously disadvantaged communities.
Pharmed existed as a regional pharmaceutical wholesaler in KZN until the acquisition of Amalgamated Pharmaceuticals in October 2011.
In July 2014, Pharmed became a part of Imperial Health Sciences, a division of the Imperial Logistic Group. Imperial acquired 62% shareholding in Pharmed and 38% belongs to minority shareholders comprising of doctors and pharmacists.
Following the acquisition of Pharmed by Imperial Holdings and its integration within the Health Sciences Division, Pharmed opened a new branch in Western Cape in March 2015.
This milestone has enhanced our footprint within the Western Cape, with Pharmed leveraging existing Imperial infrastructure, capacity and expertise to support our growth and service offering. Our facility in Parow is a state of the art pharmaceutical Distribution Centre with the capacity to service its vibrant market efficiently and effectively.
The opening of the Western Cape branch is a culmination of our vision to become a fully -fledged wholesaler with a service offering on a national basis that is independent and not aligned to any group or cartel.
In June 2015, Pharmed revealed its new corporate identity and positioning statement “The Independent Choice”. Each element of the new brand and visual identity highlights the strategic focus of our core business.
In August 2016 our Johannesburg-based Operations moved to a bigger and much improved site in Jet Park. The new 8 500 m2 licensed facility has met and exceeded both SAPC and MCC standards, and cater for substantially more bulk and fine pick phases together with a defined receiving and storage area for cold chain products. There is also sufficient space to cater for an ever increasing product range to meet the requirements of a changing retail pharmaceutical market.
The bigger facility allows us to better manage the workflow within operations which in tum means that we are able to service our customers in a faster and more efficient and accurate way, resulting in better service to you, our biggest partners and valued customers.