Aspen Nutritionals: Operational excellence on a global scale

Aspen Nutritionals: Operational excellence on a global scale

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The pharmaceutical industry is one of constant change, strict regulatory rules and mergers and acquisitions. Within Africa, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturer is Aspen Group, a company with a worldwide reach and its fair share of acquisitions. According to the Aspen Nutritionals website, Aspen has an extensive global presence and is represented in 47 countries including South Africa, […]

Alpha Pharm: Shaking up the pharmaceutical industry

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There are some major changes afoot within South Africa’s pharmaceutical industry, as Alpha Pharm looks to bring a refreshing outlook to a competitive sector whilst helping to safeguard the future for the independent pharmacy. Earlier this year the cheque was delivered by Shogun AG, which saw the amalgamation and restructuring of the nation’s oldest traditional […]

Merck (Pty) Ltd: Blending old traditions with the modern world

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The pharmaceutical industry is dominated by global giants. Increasingly the African continent is becoming home to this multi-national corporations, with a particular focus on South Africa. Merck has business interests across the sub-Saharan region, offering customers a wide range of products – from innovative prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines to life science solutions. The company […]

Pharma-Q: Manufacturing a healthy population

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As technology has advanced, the irrevocable truth is that the world has gotten smaller. It takes seconds to send a message to someone located on the other side of the world. At the same time, manufacturing bases have changed as many businesses look to maximise margins by keeping production costs to a minimum. Geographically, that […]

Afriplex: Extolling the virtues of corporate well-being

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Within the fitness and well-being market, there has been an explosion in demand for natural herb-based products in recent years. From cough and cold remedies, to vitamin supplements and slimming products, the public is increasingly turning to alternative treatments on a global basis. For source to shelf manufacturers like Afriplex, the challenge is therefore to […]

Pharma Dynamics: What is in a name?

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In tough economic times and a hugely competitive market place, timing and cost, combined with a quality product, can make the world of difference. If that is true of Pharma Dynamics, then the company itself is making the world of difference for maybe as many as a million South Africans. South Africa’s generic medication market […]