• Organization TypeAssociation
  • Staff10,000+
  • HeadquartersBelgium
  • Founded1960

European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)

GIRP, the European Healthcare Distribution Association, is the umbrella organisation for pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers and distributors of healthcare products and services in Europe. It represents the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical wholesalers serving 32 European countries, as well as major international and pan-European healthcare distribution companies. GIRP members employ over 140,000 people and distribute around 15 billion packs of medicines as well as a wide range of healthcare products per year. As the vital link in healthcare, they are committed to developing and providing innovative and efficient healthcare products and services to improve health and wellbeing of patients across Europe. It is a non-profit association representing the national associations of over 750 pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers serving 32 European countries, including major pan-European pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling companies. Through their network of operational facilities, GIRP members employ about 140,000 people and serve over 180,000 pharmacies and other healthcare professionals dispensing medicines to the public. In the performance of their public service role, pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers absolutely guarantee the highest level of quality, integrity and excellence. GIRP members are the trusted supply chain partners of manufacturers, pharmacists, healthcare professionals and, above all, patients, guaranteeing medicines’ safety. GIRP offers its members individual as well as collective support services and assistance that affects on a daily basis the business of pharmaceutical full-line wholesaling. GIRP works with national association and company members through the provision of advice, information, statistics and other data. The aim is to provide tailor-made services to match members’ unique needs, priorities and challenges.
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Company Offices

  • Belgium (headquarters)
  • Brussels
  • Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, box 14