DCS Group launches new pharmacy division
PUBLISHED: 13:57 21 May 2019 | UPDATED: 13:57 21 May 2019
DCS Group has invested £100,000 in a new medicines storage facility at its Banbury distribution centre
Banbury based DCS Group has launched its new pharmacy division with deliveries to wholesalers throughout the UK.
The company hopes it will contribute £10 million in sales within the first year.
To support this, DCS has invested £100,000 in a new medicines storage facility at its Banbury distribution centre which adheres to MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare Regulations Agency) rules.
It will store more than 500 pallets of over-the-counter medicines in a temperature-controlled environment.
Chairman and CEO Denys Shortt OBE said: "We work with customers and major brands to offer the best sales and marketing service in the UK. I'm confident we'll achieve £10m in sales in the first year.
"As DCS strives for its 25th year of consecutive growth, we recognise the importance of diversification. Pharmacy offers a great opportunity to trade in a key channel."
DCS turned over a record £233m in 2018, a rise of 4% on the previous year.
The group employs more than 500 people at its offices in Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, split between DCS Group, DCS Manufacturing and Enable Software.