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South Normanton, United Kingdom

Contact Details

Amber Park
Berristow Lane
South Normanton
DE55 2FH

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Phone number: +44 (0)1773 510123
Fax number: +44 (0)1773 515051
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Company Profile

UDG has been established as a specialist logistics service provider to the UK healthcare sector for 15 years. We have built an enviable reputation for providing service excellence as standard. This has been earned through the knowledge expertise and commitment of our people in the requirement for the safe storage and distribution of healthcare products as required by the MHRA, the individual requirements of the customers and the varying supply chain goals of our clients. This knowledge base is combined with a multi million pound investment in warehousing, transport infrastructure and best in class business systems. 

Our client list includes some of the largest blue-chip pharmaceutical companies. We have secured the enviable position of being the market leader in Healthcare pre-wholesaling in the UK.


  • UDG offers a flexible platform that allows clients to engineer their supply chains in the certain knowledge that UDG can implement change smoothly and efficiently within a pre-agreed time frame 
  • UDG Distributes over £3bn year of healthcare products, £100M+ direct to hospitals 
  • UDG is committed to providing a safe working environment for our staff and ensuring that we operate in a way that sustains the environment in accordance with UK law and regulations.


Our Vision

To be recognised as the undisputed leading Healthcare Supply Chain services provider in the UK, offering flexible, complete and high quality solutions that are highly valued by our clients and their customers

Our Passion

 We are passionate about delivering excellent service, and pride ourselves on our flexibility, offering our clients bespoke solutions, including 3PL, specialist distribution, transport only and Full Service  “order to cash” where we handle the entire supply chain on our clients' behalf

Our facilities


  • UDG have a three warehouse campus at South Normanton (Derbyshire) and vehicles based at satellite locations throughout the UK which we trunk to overnight enabling us to cover the UK mainland on a next working day basis. 
  • UDG have warehouse capacity to accommodate  80,000 pallets of ambient goods, 4,000 pallets of chilled goods, 2,500 pallets of aerosols,1,250 pallets of specialist secure storage, in addition to frozen and cryogenic products


Status: Joint venture between United Drug of Ireland and Alloga S.A, the pre-wholesale division of Alliance Boots
Date established: 1996
Number of local staff: 500

UDG offers world class information systems to our clients, supported by “Best in Class” IT solutions. UDG have an in depth understanding and collaborative relationships with the following channels:


  • Pharmacy wholesalers
  • Retail multiple and independent pharmacy
  • Hospitals
  • GP/Dispensing practices
  • Animal Health wholesalers
  • Retail Multiple Grocery


 Wealth of experience across a number of key pharma healthcare sectors for example:


  • Ethical
  • Generic
  • OTC
  • Medical Devices
  • Animal Health
  • Nutritional
  • Cryogenic


Proven Implementation Process driven by UDG experts

Awards, Membership and Accreditations


  • MHRA approved 
  • ISO 9001 accreditation
  • GDP and GMP facilities
  • Investors in People (IIP)
  • Home Office approved for specialist storage
  • Member of BAPW
  • Member of FTA
  • Member of UKWA


Key Contacts

Managing Director
Director of Sales & Marketing
Business Development Manager
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