The McKesson Group, in Europe and around the world

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OCP joined McKesson in 2014

Since 2014, OCP has joined forces with McKesson Europe, a subsidiary of the McKesson Corporation. This world leader in pharmaceutical distribution offers logistics solutions and services in the healthcare sector. Our expertise in France along with the McKesson group’s expertise in business operations, technology, and resources guarantee our clients high-quality services.

McKesson is one of the world’s role model groups for pharmaceutical product distribution. Founded in 1833 in New York City, McKesson is the oldest and largest medical company in the United States. Furthermore, McKesson enjoys international representation in 16 countries around the world. As a global leader in healthcare, the McKesson Corporation specializes in supply chain management, retail pharmacy, oncology, specialty outreach, and information technology for the sector.

Today, in the USA, McKesson serves over 50% of hospitals and 20% of doctors. One third of the prescription drugs dispensed daily in North America are delivered by McKesson.

Global expertise

Over the past two centuries, McKesson has played a leading role in the global health industry, shaping the structure and development of healthcare. The company has helped to set the standards for the supply chain, playing a key role in the technological revolution this sector has seen. Today, the McKesson Corporation sets the benchmark in international healthcare provision, promoting the industry through the resources and technology it has, to further streamline the healthcare sector. McKesson works alongside pharmacies to help businesses manage costs and achieve growth. Around the world, over 14,000 pharmacies are part of this pioneering American group.

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A European dynamic

McKesson was established in Europe in 2014 after the Celesio takeover. Thereafter, the Corporation quickly began to lead the way in wholesale and retail trade, logistics, healthcare, and pharmaceutical services. The Group now has 117 subsidiaries in 13 European countries*. McKesson Europe supplies more than 2 million patients who collect daily prescriptions. As leader in wholesale trade, McKesson Europe now delivers nearly 150,000 pharmaceutical products to more than 55,000 European pharmacies and hospitals.

Today, McKesson Europe employs 39,000 people. The corporation’s headquarters are in Stuttgart, Germany.

* Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Slovenia, and Sweden.

1833

Founded in New York City by John McKesson and Charles Olcott

1855
The company became one of the first drug wholesalers, as well as a manufacturer
1900

McKesson has grown to be the largest American distributor of pharmaceuticals

1960

A merger with Foremost Dairies leads to Foremost-McKesson Inc., the largest American distributor of pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and alcoholic drinks

 

1990

The Company buys General Medical, the largest distributor of medical and surgical equipment

1993

Acumax™ is launched as an innovative solution for warehouse management using barcodes

1998

The Group buys HBO & Company. This means that McKesson is now the world's largest healthcare services company

2013

The CommonWell Health Alliance™ is launched, uniting IT providers in the healthcare sector to ensure universal access to healthcare data

2014

McKesson buys the Celesio Group, with OCP already being a member and thereby ultimately joining forces with the global giant

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