Alliance Healthcare is due to begin providing services in Northern Ireland as a full line distributor and wholesaler of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products from August 1.
The company has worked with Sangers, its contracted distribution partner in Northern Ireland, to ensure a smooth transition of supply.
Managing director Jeremy Main said: “As the UK’s leading pharmaceutical wholesaler, the decision to enter Northern Ireland is a natural fit for Alliance Healthcare, and strengthens our offering in the wider UK market. We are excited about the opportunity to provide customers in Northern Ireland with greater choice and to increase competition in this limited market.
“We are committed to providing a locally-based full line offering, creating jobs and revenue for the economy, while focusing on providing pharmacists with the reliable, twice-daily service they need. This is a fantastic opportunity for us, and for the local community,” Mr Main added.
The Competition and Markets Authority cleared the acquisition of Northern Ireland wholesaler Sangers by AAH Pharmaceuticals on June 29, following its merger enquiry.