AAH wins exclusive Accord contract

AAH Pharmaceuticals has been chosen as the exclusive supplier of Accord’s generic portfolio to hospital pharmacies in the UK.

The news is testament to AAH’s commitment to delivering solutions tailored to the needs of the supplier and to enhance patient experience and wellbeing the company says.

Stuart Lucas, pharmaco director for Celesio UK said that the solus distribution deal was awarded after much consideration as to who would best respond to Accord’s very specific requirements.

“We have in the past few years placed great emphasis, time and resource into building fleet and logistics solutions to serve every eventuality when delivering what are often life critical drugs under pressurised circumstances,” he said.

“We have an emergency delivery service, have equipped our fleet to ensure that the cruel winter conditions do not hamper our deliveries and won prestigious fleet industry awards.

“Accord is a company that encompasses integrity and we look forward to working side by side with them in this critical sector,” Mr Lucas added.

According to Daniel Green, national sales manager UK hospitals for Accord, AAH was chosen to help best serve some 300 plus hospital accounts. He said “It was vital that we were able to streamline our proposition to these hospitals. Traditionally we had a minimum order value and a three day lead time for delivery.

“We needed to adapt and evolve. We spoke to our customers and decided to make our products available through a national wholesaler. Timely delivery of products and excellent customer service is of upmost importance.

“AAH was able to help us achieve these goals. After initial discussions it was clear that this partnership made sense; both for Accord and most importantly our hospital pharmacy customers.”

The partnership will be effective from November 1 2012.  Further information on the range of products is available via AAH Medecator or by calling the AAH Hospital Sales team on 0844 561 6699.