Uniphar Group PLC, a leading provider of services in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector in the Republic of Ireland and the UK, has purchased OUTiCO Limited, a specialist multi-channel outsourcing sales organisation to enhance its capabilities in its rapidly growing Outsourcing & Resourcing business, Star Medical.
Uniphar has a growing presence in the UK market, with wholly owned subsidiary Star Medical Limited one of the leading providers of sales and marketing expertise and personnel into the pharmaceutical and healthcare market. OUTiCO is a specialist outsourcing organisation which leverages multi-channel account management provision, benchmarking intelligence and consultancy services, to create innovative multi – channel outsourced sales & marketing programmes for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies across the UK.
“The successful acquisition of Star in 2015 enabled us to deliver talented people for outsourced teams and headcount opportunities. OUTiCO’s value proposition is very different; the multi-channel account management approach maximises technology to engage with stakeholders in new and customer-friendly ways. This is a new level of flexibility for Uniphar and for our pharmaceutical manufacturer customers,” explains Uniphar Manufacturer Service’s Managing Director, Padraic Dempsey.
Mike Cooper, Managing Director at OUTiCO continues: “Multi-channel account management and OUTiCO have experienced phenomenal growth over the past 4 years, but we knew we needed a partner with scale and diversity to realise multi-channel account management’s enormous potential. Significantly for us, the cultural and entrepreneurial synergy between ourselves, Uniphar and Star makes this a natural fit. Our combined networks and resources will enable us to take multi-channel account management to the next level.”
It’s great to be able to start the year with this positive announcement. Congratulations to everyone involved in getting the deal done and hopefully the year will continue as it has started with Uniphar going from strength to strength.
Group Chief Executive Officer