History

Since its founding, more than 16 years ago, Oktal Pharma d.o.o. Sarajevo has grown into a respectable business partner in the territory of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as a member of Oktal Pharma Group has become a part of the Walgreens Boots Alliance international health and beauty group.

2002.

FOUNDING

Oktal Pharma is established as a privately-owned limited liability company for commerce and services. It supplies pharmacies, hospitals and other healthcare facilities with a wide range of domestically manufactured and imported medicines and medicinal products.
 
2004.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Signed contract with German pharmaceutical wholesaler Andreae-Noris Zahn AG (ANZAG) on the transfer of 49 percent of ownership interest. 
2006.

MOVED TO NEW PREMISES

Moved from rented offices to a new, self owned business premises, which consists of a managment building and a warehouse, total area of 2800 m.
2008.

DEVELOPMENT

Oktal Pharma d.o.o. Sarajevo has grown into one of the most significant wholesalers in Bosnia and Herzegovina and counts 43 employees.
2010.

ALLIANCE BOOTS BOUGHT ANZAG

Pharmaceutical wholesaler Andreae-Noris Zahn AG (Anzag) becomes a subsidiary of Alliance Boots, international health and beauty group.
2012.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN WALGREENS AND BOOTS ALLIANCE

Walgreens and Alliance Boots form a strategic partnership to create the first global company to join a network of pharmacies, pharmaceutical and healthcare products – Walgreens acquire a 45% ownership interest in Alliance Boots, with a full acquisition option. 

2012.

EXPANSION OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Oktal Pharma acquires 70 % of pharmaceutical wholesaler Velfarm d.o.o. Gračanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded in 1997.
2013.

ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE AG

From 1 April 2013, Andreae-Noris Zahn AG (ANZAG) operates under the name Alliance HealthCare AG, Deutschland.

2014.

WALGREENS BOOTS ALLIANCE

The merger of Walgreens and Alliance Boots, in December 2014, formed Walgreens Boots Alliance, the world’s first global pharmacy, pharmaceutical and healthcare product company, with Oktal Pharma as one of its members.
2018.

INTEGRATION OF QUALITY SYSTEMS

Integration of existing quality systems and implementation of quality system according to the requirements of EN ISO 9001: 2015 standards.
2019.

OKTAL PHARMA D.O.O. SARAJEVO MERGED VELFARM D.O.O. GRAČANICA

Oktal Pharma d.o.o. Sarajevo continues its work as well as the work of Velfarm d.o.o. Gracanica, which is now Oktal Pharma Sarajevo branch in Gracanica.