UPD distributes throughout Southern Africa and exports to African countries through its Lea Glen facility.
UPD acquired Kalahari Medical Distributors (PTY) Ltd in Gaborone. This deal is strategically important for UPD who were looking for an opportunity to expand their markets into the SADC region.
The customer profile of Kalahari complements the UPEX customer base, which allows UPD to extract synergies from the combined operations. The base in Gaborone significantly enhances service levels in the entire region.
The combined resources give us the confidence to aggressively pursue large government and private opportunities. The new business is in a position to meet the needs of all customer categories.
The target markets include private pharmacies, mines and mine government health services procurement agencies, NGOs, doctors and private hospitals. Pharmaceutical, surgical and front shop products are all supplied in a seamless service.
Distribution within the healthcare sector to Africa