With 16 years of experience as a distribution partner, UPD is the largest distributor by volume in the South African private market. UPD Distribution offers a Preferred Supplier Model and a Consignment Model, using a 1, 2 or multi stock holding model.
In the Preferred Supplier Model, UPD owns the stock and Clients include Aspen Pharmacare, Unicorn and MSD. The Consignment Model services approximately 28 manufacturers with 70% of deliveries by UPD’s own fleet.
What makes UPD a great distribution partner?
UPD Distribution helps our clients to grow and protect margin; improve cash flow; maintain expenses consistently and reduce and mitigate risk through our:
- ability to react to client requirements at short notice;
- aggressive fee structure based on back to back trade;
- investment in security, fleet and temperature control;
- consistency of speed and frequency to market;
- strong operational backbone and national capability; and,
- dedicated temperature controlled and validated distribution fleet.
The entire thrust of our business is aimed at cultivating and maintaining strong strategic relationships with our partners.