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  • Press release, Wednesday, 19 July 2023

    Effective from 1 October 2023, Arianne Hasler will become Head of People & Culture and a member of the Executive Committee of the Galenica Group. Marianne Ellenberger, Head of Human Resources since 2021, has decided to pass on the HR leadership to a successor to take on a new role at Galenica in the future.

    As part of early succession planning, Iris Müller will join the Galenica Group in January 2024 and take over as Head of Corporate Communications following the publication of the annual results in March. Christina Hertig, who has been responsible for communications at Galenica since 2006, has decided to take early retirement in 2024 after this long and very intensive period. Iris Müller will become a member of the extended Executive Committee.

    People & Culture is now represented on the Galenica Group Executive Committee

    By appointing the Head of People & Culture (previously Human Resources) as a member of the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors is highlighting the strategic relevance of Human Resources and its central role in actively shaping the company’s transformation and the associated cultural development. This includes issues critical to success such as the positioning of Galenica as an attractive and modern employer – not only in the context of the shortage of skilled workers, but also in terms of its attractiveness for young talents and employees – promoting and using new methods and ways of working, targeted and sustainable development of employees, strengthening diversity and inclusion and achieving efficiency gains through the digitalisation of HR processes.

  • Press release, Monday, 5 June 2023

    Galenica continues to drive forward integrated and networked healthcare in Switzerland by acquiring a 16% stake in AD Swiss Ltd., the e-health provider for FMH, Ärztekasse and HIN. With “BENECURA public”, AD Swiss is able to offer digitally supported treatment programmes for people with chronic illnesses. Through this acquisition, Galenica is thus expanding its product range and services for those with chronic illnesses, and strengthening its network to other stakeholders in the healthcare sector.
  • Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR, Thursday, 11 May 2023

    Competition authorities in Switzerland and Austria have approved the planned joint venture between Galenica Ltd. and Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. This clears the way for the formation of Switzerland’s leading online pharmacy. The transaction establishing the joint venture will be completed on 16 May 2023.


  • News, Thursday, 8 September 2022

    After around 40 months of construction, Galexis opens the modernised distribution centre in Lausanne-Ecublens.

    Galexis is the leading Swiss pharmaceutical wholesaler. After the distribution centre in Niederbipp (BE), the modernised logistics site in Lausanne-Ecublens is the second-largest location and the hub for the supply of medications in French-speaking Switzerland. Galexis has operated the distribution centre in Lausanne-Ecublens since the early 1970s. With the modernisation, Galexis is not only investing in the safety and supply of medicines to the population of French-speaking Switzerland, but is also clearly demonstrating its commitment to the location in French-speaking Switzerland.

    State-of-the-art technology increases efficiency

    The roof of the storage area was raised by 2.8 metres, bringing the hall’s interior volume to a capacity of 10,000 m3. A new automated order picking system was installed inside the distribution centre. This increases the degree of automation from under 30% to around 70%, while throughput increases to 30%.

    Up to 100,000 packs can be shipped every day in the modernised distribution centre.

    Investments in sustainable energy concepts

    In the course of the modernisation, a completely new building envelope was created that is state-of-the-art in terms of energy efficiency. In addition, a 300 m2 photovoltaic system was installed on the roof of the building, which will contribute a significant proportion of the building’s energy requirements. The photovoltaic system has an output of 50 kWp and saves 16.5 tonnes of CO2 per year, which is equivalent to planting around 600 trees.

    This makes the Lausanne-Ecublens site the first to be modernised in line with the latest energy concepts of the Galenica Group. The location makes a major contribution to achieving the sustainability goals of the entire Group.

    Galenica invested around CHF 34 million in the modernisation of the distribution centre in Lausanne-Ecublens, as well as a further CHF 5 million in project planning, temporary measures and demolition.

  • News, Wednesday, 1 June 2022

    Markus Sager is the new CEO of the business unit HCI Solutions AG. He succeeds Lukas Ackermann, who will in future concentrate fully on his duties as Head of the IT & Digital Services Service Unit of the Galenica group.
  • News, Tuesday, 15 March 2022

    Galenica is doubling the amount donated to Swiss Solidarity by its employees over the past two weeks. At the same time, two humanitarian transports with medicines and medical supplies under the leadership of Galexis reached their destination in Ukraine.

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