1927: Establishing of a joint purchasing centre
16 pharmacists in Western Switzerland establish a joint
purchasing centre under the name of «Collaboration Pharmaceutique SA».
1932: New name: Galenica Ltd.
The purchasing centre flourishes and the range of products
becomes popular countrywide. The head office is transferred to Bern and the
company is renamed Galenica Ltd.
1938: Launch of a scientific documentation service
A scientific documentation service is launched as a logical
addition to the wholesale business.
1957: Creation of Galenica Representations Ltd. (now Alloga Ltd.)
Galenica Representations Ltd. is established in 1957, offering logistical and administrative services to the pharmaceutical industry in its capacity as a prewholesaler.
1999: Partnership with Alliance UniChem
In 1999, Alloga enters into a strategic partnership with the
pan-European group Alliance UniChem, enabling the company to make further
inroads into the European market.
1999: Groundbreaking ceremony of new headquarters in Burgdorf
On 12 July 1999, the groundbreaking ceremony takes place for
the new distribution centre in Burgdorf, and the centre is opened on 20
2000: Move to Burgdorf
In May 2000, Galenica Representations Ltd. moves to
Burgdorf. The new infrastructure results in a 45% increase in capacity. From
1995 to 2000, growth of 250% is recorded, which is the impetus behind the
2001: Galenica Representations Ltd. becomes Alloga Ltd.
The Galenica Group introduces its new corporate identity,
including a change of name from Galenica Representations Ltd. to Alloga Ltd.
2001: Alloga Europe created
Alliance UniChem renames its prewholesaler Alloga Europe in
spring 2001, and sets up logistics centres in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal
In 2004, storage capacity in Burgdorf is doubled with the construction
of an extension building.
2005: Alloga Switzerland remains 100% owned by Galenica Group
In 2005, the joint venture with Alloga Europe is dissolved.
UniChem becomes the 100% owner of Alloga Europe, while Alloga Switzerland
remains 100% owned by Galenica.
2009: Small-order picking machine commissioned
From 2009, Alloga Ltd. uses picking machines to pick small
2009: Integration of Globopharm Ltd.
In 2009, Alloga Ltd. takes over Globopharm Ltd., doubling its number of
2011: Introduction of Alloga SC Box
From winter 2011, the proprietary Alloga SC Box is used by
Alloga to ship refrigerated products.
2015: Expansion of technical rooms
From 2015, Alloga Ltd. has 13 technical rooms, which are
used to store products with special properties (e.g. flammable, odorous, etc.).
2016: Ultra-low temperature logistics (-80°C)
From 2016, Alloga Ltd. offers ultra-low temperature logistics (-80°C)
for the pharmaceutical industry.
2017: 60 years of Alloga Ltd.
Alloga Ltd. celebrates its 60th anniversary.
2017: Comprehensive temperature-controlled transport (15–25°C)
From 2017, Alloga is the first prewholesaler for pharma logistics to offer comprehensive, actively temperature-controlled transport, thereby meeting the requirements of the revised GDP guidelines in full.
2017: Cold room expanded
In 2017, the capacity of the cold room is expanded. With a direct truck
docking system linked to the cold room, Alloga is one of the first
pharmaceutical logistics providers to guarantee an intact cold chain at 2–8°C.