Aspen Nutritionals: Operational excellence on a global scale

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,…

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

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 Dynamics: What is in a name?

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…