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In 1994 United Pharmacists Co-Op merged with Allied Pharmaceutical Distributors (APD) to form the UniPhar Group. APD and UPC were both founded by pharmacists in 1972 and 1967 respectively. Today, the roots of the UniPhar Group remain in community pharmacy and ownership is still held by community pharmacists. The company employs over 1300 people. The UniPhar Group has wholesale depots located in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Sligo. Cahill May Roberts Ltd. was acquired by Uniphar Plc. on May 14th 2013. Transition of both wholesale and pre-wholesale divisions into the Uniphar business has since been completed.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 22 Source: CRO
    • €2.1 billion turnover
    • €57.9 million profit
    • 2,954 employees
  • 31st Dec 21 Source: CRO
    • €1.9 billion turnover
    • €55.8 million profit
    • 550 employees


By Turnover

(€2.1 billion)

By Employees

65th in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 2,954
  • €2.1 billion


  • Ger Rabbette CEO/Managing Director

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