A division of New Clicks South Africa (Pty) Ltd, United Pharmaceutical Distributors (UPD) the only national full line wholesaler in the industry has played a lead (and often defining) role as a healthcare wholesaler and distributor for over 40 years.

UPD is a preferred supplier to the Clicks retail store network, Clicks Direct Medicines and South Africa’s top private hospital groups. Other key client groups include: independent pharmacies, public sector healthcare facilities, doctors, wholesalers, clinics, health shops, homeopaths and
veterinary facilities.

UPD is also the owner of the Link brand.

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Business Units
Distribution

United Pharmaceutical Distributors Catering for the specialised needs of manufacturers, offers a full order to cash service for branded and generic pharmaceuticals to wholesalers, government institutions and key end dispenser institutions.

Export

United Pharmaceutical Distributors UPD services over 200 customers in Sub-Saharan Africa, spanning throughout the SADC region.

Wholesale

United Pharmaceutical Distributors With its significant market share, UPD is South Africa’s pre-eminent pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare wholesaler in the private market.

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People

The Group’s Employer Value Proposition focuses on people, passion and opportunities. To this end, a total rewards strategy was deployed for every permanent employee across the business in a bid to encourage better work/life balance for employees…
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Sustainability

Due to the increased focus on sustainability, the Group was included in several researches done by independent companies. The company has accomplished a superior score in the Carbon Disclosure Project results, moving from a B to an A- performance band…
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Empowerment

UPD is committed to the spirit of the Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Act. Our transformation strategy is aligned to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) codes of good practice. Transformation is managed within…
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