Celesio UK has announced that its acquisition of United Drug Sangers has had full approval from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and both businesses can now start to integrate.


Together, AAH and Sangers become the leading distributors of pharmaceuticals in Northern Ireland combining over 200 years of industry expertise. Peter Surgenor (pictured above) will manage the Sangers and AAH Belfast business units with teams from both Sangers NI and AAH Belfast reporting directly to him.


‘The integration process will take some time, but this is a great opportunity to combine the best features of both businesses,’ said Peter, who has worked for Sangers for 33 years and has held the position of managing director since 2005.


‘Sangers has been delivering excellence to pharmacy for over 150 years and with AAH Pharmaceuticals we have a new opportunity to bring together scale and expertise with first class service and relationships.


‘It is our intention to ensure that we retain the history and heritage that both businesses have in Northern Ireland. We will create a best in class healthcare business providing the best combination of products and services to the Northern Ireland market from the propositions of both Sangers NI and AAH Pharmaceuticals to deliver outstanding service to customers.


‘Whilst we continue with our integration planning it will be business as usual and we will continue to deliver the standards of service that our customers expect and deserve.’

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