The Zuellig Pharma Story

The beginnings of the Zuellig Pharma story date back to 1901 when Frederick E. Zuellig sailed to Manila in search of a career in international business.

In 1912, Zuellig joined Lutz y Cía, a firm owned by a Swiss family who started to trade in the Philippine Islands in the 1850s. Zuellig became a partner in this firm, subsequently acquired full ownership and incorporated it in 1922.

In its early years, F. E. Zuellig, Inc. operated as a general merchant, agent, distributor, manufacturer, exporter and importer in diverse fields, such as textiles, insurance, shipping and transport, consumer goods, healthcare products, household appliances, commodities, industrial chemicals and machinery.

In 1938, Zuellig organised a Drug Department to specialise in the importation, marketing and distribution of healthcare products. After the devastation of World War II, the founder’s two sons rebuilt the business and expanded their enterprises beyond traditional trading activities into a dynamic transnational group of companies.

Over the years, Zuellig Pharma developed into an autonomous operation and became one of the flagship businesses of the Zuellig Group.

Awards & Accolades

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EcoVadis Platinum Rating

Received Platinum Rating from EcoVadis for the third consecutive year, ranking us in top 1% of all assessed companies worldwide.
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CDP 2023 – Climate Change

Received an "A-" score from CDP for Climate Change in 2023, making us the first and only organisation in APAC and one of only two worldwide in our activity group to attain an A- rating.
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CDP 2023 - Supplier Engagement

Rated "A" by CDP for Supplier Engagement in 2023, becoming the first and only company worldwide in our activity group to achieve this and among top 2% of CDP respondents across all industries.
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PRAC Gold Standard Awards

Awarded by the world’s largest professional PR body, Public Relations and Communications Association (PRAC).
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HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia

A two-time consecutive winner of the HR Asia. We are one of the best companies to work for in Asia.
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National Biotechnology & Medical Care Quality Award

Received the Silver award for COVID-19 vaccine distribution solution in Taiwan.
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Microsoft Singapore Partner of the Year

Recognised as Partner of the Year for the Healthcare & Life Sciences industry
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Gartner Power of the Profession Supply Chain Awards

Winner of the Customer/ Patient innovation of the Year Award for eZTracker.
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SAP Innovation Awards

Winner of the SAP Innovation awards 2022 in the transformation category for our product eZRx. 
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IDC Future Enterprise Awards

Received awards in five categories:
  • Best in Future Intelligence (Regional & Singapore), Zuellig Pharma Analytics
  • Best in Future of Trust (Singapore) eZTracker
  • Special Award for Digital Resiliency (Regional & Singapore) eZRx
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Healthcare Asia Pharma Awards 2023

Received awards in two categories: 

  • Most Innovative Service of the Year  
  • Outcomes-based Contracting Model of the Year 

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