Institutional

The Profarma Group is the most diversified player in Brazil’s healthcare sector and operates in the Distribution, Specialties and Retail segments to satisfy the needs of all stakeholder groups: shareholders, pharmaceutical companies, drugstores, hospitals and consumers.
It started operations in 1961 as Profarma Distribuidora de Produtos Farmacêuticos S.A.
In 2013, it entered the retail segment by acquiring the Drogasmil, Farmalife and Drogarias Tamoio brands. In 2016, it acquired the Rosário Chain, leading retailer in Brazil’s Midwest region.
In 2014, it consolidated its Specialties Unit by forming the joint venture Profarma Specialty with AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
It is currently the 175th biggest and best company in Brazil and the 130th largest private business group in the country, according to the 2016 ranking compiled by Exame magazine.

 

Service Areas

 

DNA

Profarma – Wholesale/Distribution

  • Our reason for being
    To boost the results of our commercial partners by offering efficient distribution solutions.
  • What we want
    To be the best distribution option in Brazil’s retail pharmaceutical sector.

 

Profarma Specialty – Specialty

  • Our reason for being
    To increase the results of our partners by offering innovative solutions and services.
  • What we want
    To be the strategic partner in the specialties segment for the industry, healthcare providers and patients.

 

d1000 varejo farma – Retail

  • Our reason for being
    To promote health, beauty and wellness with excellence, surpassing the expectations of consumers in a diversified and profitable manner.
  • What we want
    To be the first pharmacy option for consumers.

 

 

Strategic Moves

1 – Regional expansion (Wholesale Business Unit)

2 – Creation of new segments (Specialties Business Unit)

3 – Entry into Retail (Retail Business Unit)

4 – Strategic association (Specialties joint venture – ABC)

 

Timeline

 
Foundation of Profarma.
1961
1995
Inauguration of Espírito Santo branch.
Inauguration of Minas Gerais branch.
1996
1997
Automation of the Rio de Janeiro Distribution Center.
Acquisition of K+F São Paulo.
1999
2001
Inauguration of Paraná branch.
Inauguration of Distrito Federal branch.
Start of activities of hospital medication segment RJ.
2003
2004
Inauguration of Goiás branch.
Inauguration of Bahia branch.
Start of activities of hospital medication segment SP.
Start of activities of vaccine segment.
Inauguration of Pernambuco branch.
2005
2006
Start of activities of Profarma Institute.
Initial Public Offering (IPO).
Acquisition of Distribution Center from Dimper (RS).
Inauguration of Ceará branch.
2007
2011
Incorporation of Locafarma.
Acquisition of the control of Prodiet.
Acquisition of Arpmed
Abrafarma Award for Best Distributor of 2012.
2012
2013
Acquisitions of Drogasmil/Farmalife chains and 50% of Tamoio.
Creation of the joint venture Profarma Specialty with AmerisourceBergen Corporation.
2014
2015
Abrafarma Award for Best Distributor of 2015.
Acquisition of the remaining 50% stake in Tamoio
Acquisition of Íntegra Medical
Creation of the d1000 varejo farma
Acquisition of Drogaria Rosário
2016
 

Code of Ethics

In compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements in Brazil and with honesty and integrity as its guiding belief and behavior, the Profarma Group adopts a Code of Ethics for its Wholesale / Distribution, Specialties and Retail Business Units.