The independent wholesaler, supporting independent community pharmacies
We are one of the UK’s largest national pharmaceutical wholesalers, offering our customers a full line range of generics and an industry leading range of parallel imports, ethicals, dressings, feeds, OTC’s, dispensary consumables, veterinary products, and specials. Through our network of 9 depots across the UK, we offer a twice daily delivery service via our own fleet of over 240 vans, supported by locally based customer support teams.
From its origins in the North East of England over 30 years ago, the DE Group grew rapidly to establish itself as the North East region’s leading pharmaceutical wholesaler. In 2007, the business began its geographical expansion through the merger with Doncaster Pharmaceuticals.
The experience of the DE Group within the generic sector combined with the infrastructure and heritage of Doncaster Pharmaceuticals in the PI market, were a perfect combination to create a platform for sustained growth and expansion. In the following years, the DE Group have continued to expand through organic growth combined with the strategic acquisition of established successful regional wholesalers. New DE Group depots were opened in the North West of England and Yorkshire, whilst the acquisition of National Generics in the Midlands, Eclipse Generics in Scotland and Crosspharma Pharmaceuticals in Northern Ireland completed the national coverage. In 2013, the DE Group was the subject of a successful management buyout, and is now part of the Converse Pharma Group.
The business has grown from strength to strength with sales to independent retail community pharmacy reaching £199m in 2017. With a strong market heritage, the DE Group has long standing trading relationships with the world’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers, and over 4,500 independent community pharmacy customers. Our collective strength ensures that we can offer our customers the best range of products at competitive prices, whilst also providing our suppliers access to independent community pharmacies throughout the UK.