Feb 2024
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  • customer.service@unitedgroup-ho.com
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  • 5 Samir Sayed Ahmed, Al Manial, Cairo

United Company of Pharmacists

UCP Overview

The United Pharmacists’ Company UCP, a shareholder company founded in 1996, is Egypt’s top wholesale pharmaceutical distributor, with a 32.6% market share and 28 billion EGP in sales for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2021. The Company distributes more than 11,500 pharmaceutical products, accounting for approximately 90% of the overall market, and 3,500 personal care products, leveraging UCP with the market’s most powerful portfolio. UCP combines local market expertise with cutting-edge technology to provide reliable and high-quality distribution services.

FMCGs have been incorporated in UCP’s distribution mechanism, which includes tele-sales and B2B ordering systems, in order to maximize group synergies while utilizing UCP’s broad distribution network and coverage.
UCP provides the most direct account coverage in all healthcare channels in Egypt, with over 1875 tele-sales and sales agents supporting its principals’ trading channel activities. Adopting and deploying SAP ERP as a technological digital transformation system led to an integrated company processes, a unified culture, and a comprehensive customer experience. Resulting in a unique experience and understanding of how to respond proactively and thoroughly to the ever-changing corporate and market demands.

UCP’s Mission

To provide an outstanding and developed set of pharmaceutical services that inspires trust, exceeds the needs of our customers and vendors, and overall improves our society, while maintaining our pioneering position.

UCP’s Vision

To be the “preferred partner” in the healthcare sector.

Coverage & Resource

  • ● Pharmacies 47,860
  • ● Hospitals 1,687
  • ● Products/Vendors 11,675 / 918
  • ● Distribution Centers 73
  • ● Employees 8,513
  • ● Tele-sales & Sales representative 1,875
  • ● Distribution vehicles 800
  • ● 2021 Sales turnover – LE (Billion) 28
  • ● Market share – 2021 32.6%

UCP’s Alliances & Partnerships

UCP is a partner of AmerisourceBergen, an American drug wholesaler founded in 2001.

AmerisourceBergen Corp (AmerisourceBergen) is a pharmaceutical sourcing and distribution services company that provides pharmaceutical products, business solutions, and value-added services to improve accessibility for consumers. The company distributes a wide range of brand-name, specialty brand-name, OTC healthcare items, generic pharmaceuticals, equipment, home healthcare supplies, outsourced compounded sterile preparations, and related services.

AmerisourceBergen serves 10.5 million patients per year, makes 16.7 million annual deliveries in more than 75 countries around the world, donates 1.25 million resources for the safe disposal of prescription medicines, and ships 4 million products every day to help customers’ health and well-being. In 2021 revenue sales totaled an incredible $214 billion, representing a 23.3% market share.

MEC Market Share

MEC Market Share

MEC Market Share

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Local Manufacturers

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