Medswana – named the best pharmaceuticals company in Botswana in 2015 by PMR South Africa – has positioned itself as Botswana’s one-stop pharmaceuticals and veterinary-products wholesaler and distributor. Medswana operates a cutting-edge, 1,532 sq.m warehouse in Gaborone which is equipped with the latest technologies. The company currently handles distribution for around 300 companies and has a 65% share of the private-sector market in Botswana. Headquartered in Gaborone, Medswana also has offices in Francistown and Maun.
CEO Piet Le Grange explains, “We distribute products to 100 pharmacies, 50 Veterinary Surgeons, 150 doctors, and three private hospitals, including Gaborone Private Hospital. Our temperature-controlled warehouse is equipped with the Flexgen Cobsolv distribution system, one of the most advanced distribution systems.” Using its own fleet, Medswana makes deliveries to its clients in Gaborone every two hours and provides next-day deliveries to locations outside the capital.
Medswana established MedPharm, consisting of 50 own pharmacies, which serves as the ideal launching pad for new principals. Defining Medswana’s competitive advantages, Piet Le Grange cites the company’s product portfolio, service delivery and historical track record. He concludes, “Medswana’s long-term goal is to be the biggest and best pharmaceuticals wholesaler in the SADC region. We are an ethical, service driven company which demonstrates its strength through growth and are willing to join hands with any company willing to do business in Botswana.”