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Pharmaco celebrates 50 years as an independent Kiwi healthcare business

11 May 2017

50 years to the day Pharmaco staff, friends, leaders from international partners and the Minister of Health, Hon. Dr Jonathan Coleman gathered to celebrate at The Wharf in Auckland, New Zealand.

Pharmaco was incorporated on the same day in 1967 and was established to give New Zealanders access to some of the best health products in the world by representing overseas organisations in this market. 

Managing Director, Chandra Selvadurai, says the company’s success is founded on a simple idea to connect companies with New Zealand and help people enjoy better health:  

“This is an incredibly proud time for everyone who is either currently associated with Pharmaco or those who have contributed to our success in the past.

“The strength of Pharmaco comes from our founders, Tom Jamieson and Lionel Young.  They had a powerful vision that a small market like New Zealand should still have access to the best healthcare products even when international manufacturers didn’t want to, or couldn’t justify, setting up an operation here.  Over the years, we have become the representative, partner and friend to many well-known organisations,” he says.

“Despite a lot of outside commercial interest we’ve stayed true to our aim to remain steadfastly independent.  We’ve always felt this supports our focus on serving healthcare and people in New Zealand, an approach we took to Australia in 2005 when we opened an operation in Sydney.

Everything we do is always from the heart and our success is testament to how welcomed this is by our partners and customers.  We have shown you don’t need to sell-out, and focusing on serving people in the best possible way is the centre of good business.”

 Pharmaco has enjoyed great success over the last 50 years, and now look set to tackle the next 50 with the same passion, independance and belief that they can make a difference.

 
 

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