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Welcome to Dr.Max Holding website

Penta investments

Penta is the Central European investment group founded in 1994, which specialises in long term value investments. Today, the group executes activity aimed at the development of projects and companies, above all within the below listed sectors: health care, financial services, commerce, manufacturing and real estate property.

From the company operating locally, Penta has become an international entity, which conveys investment type of entrepreneurship at more than 10 European markets in parallel providing 30000 jobs within its portfolio companies. Penta possesses assets of the total value amounting to 6,5 billion EUR. The group concentrates upon companies within which it may exploit its knowledge and experience, in an active manner participating within portfolio investments and companies.

www.pentainvestments.com

Mission and Values

In each country Dr.Max works hard towards the improvement of the level of health care, thus guaranteeing access to the broad assortment of medicines in low prices. Our pharmacies are the indispensable elements of any modern health care system. Every day we support all kinds of treatment processes but also help to maintain the good condition of health.

We would have not become one of the largest network of pharmacies in Central-Eastern Europe had it not been for the values we believe in and observe ever since the foundation of the company.

Trust – we are professionals, as the health of other people depends on the quality of our work.
Empathy – we listen to the needs of patients, in order to be able to help to resolve their problems.
Customer care – we help to cure but also help to maintain the good level of health.
Availability – we are close to people thus establishing first contact pharmacies.
Low prices contribute to the promotion of health – we constantly work in order to lower the costs of treatment.

Our History

The roots of the company reach back to 2004 when Penta Investments fund purchased 50% of shares within the Czech based company of „Ceska Lekarna”. The following year the investment project was launched upon Slovakian and Polish markets thus creating foundations for the future Dr.Max Holding. By 2006 the development process had been completed and Dr.Max Pharmacy chain became the synonym of reasonable pricing.

Between 2007 and 2010, as a result of implementing modern commercial strategies, Dr.Max evolved into an established and crucial partner for medicine manufacturers and distributors. Since then, the company has grown even more, both organically and through the acquisition of other companies.

By the end of 2014 Dr.Max Pharmacies reached a leading position in the Czech Republic, and has been consequently experiencing growth in Slovakia. Meanwhile in Poland the Holding has been undergoing a period of restructuring and business stabilization. Furthermore, additional acquisitions took place, which include: Lloyds Pharmacies network, alongside Gehe distributors in Czech Republic and in Poland – Phoenix and Mediq Pharmacies networks.

Currently the Dr. Max Pharmacies network is a robust business enjoying the potential for further growth upon the most perspective markets within Europe.

Private Labels

Within Dr.Max pharmacies our clients are able to purchase not only medicines of renowned and popular brands but also the broad assortment of private label segment of products. These are products sold under the brand of Dr.Max which are manufactured within the best European and world factories. Each and every new Dr.Max product meets the same standards as any brand product at the same time being cheaper from its market counterpart.

Dr.Max private labels are above all created with the thought of Clients, who value the high quality at reasonable prices. Currently in our pharmacies based in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia we offer several products signed with the brand of the network, moreover, we plan to continue their further development.

Dr.Max Holding

Dr.Max Holding manages the largest networks of pharmacies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as the largest independent from wholesalers network of pharmacies in Poland. The group is altogether formed by more than 850 pharmacies located in 3 countries.

We have combined our knowledge on the topic of pharmacy management in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, thus creating a modern company oriented at the constant improvement of the quality of pharmaceutical care. On every day basis we create solutions thanks to which our pharmacies, as the indispensable element of the modern system of health care, do not only improve treatment processes but also help our patients to maintain good condition of health.

Dr.Max Holding in Europe - Poland

Poles value our engagement and passion we devote to bring our mission to life. Statistics prove that already today the network of Dr.Max pharmacies in one of the largest in Central-Eastern Europe:

1,5 million – the number of Poles visiting Dr.Max pharmacies monthly;

60 % – the percentage by which the level of our sales supersedes the sales levels of an average market pharmacy;

80 % – the percentage of patients by which we supersede the average level of patients being the customers of an average market pharmacy.
Within any location, regardless of the format of a pharmacy, we try to adjust the whole assortment as well as prices to the needs of our patients as well as to the local medical environment. This is an indispensable element thanks to which Dr.Max pharmacies construct their market position. What is more, we also understand the importance of the need for the establishment of an adequate atmosphere thanks to which a pharmacy becomes not only one of the locations in the chain of a health care system but above all a friendly location within which the patient shall find what he or she needs.

Dr.Max Holding in Europe - Czech Republic

Dr.Max pharmacy chain is operated by Česká lékárna holding (ČLH) owned by Penta investment company. More than 360 pharmacies make Dr.Max the largest pharmacy chain in the Czech Republic representing around 14% of all public pharmacies in CR. Its turnover was around 0.5 million euro in 2014 translating into 27% market share in value and growing double digit vs. year ago. The distribution is provided by ViaPharma, the affiliate distribution company operating from three distribution centers in CR.

ČLH is employing more than two thousand pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants who benefit from top-class educational system guaranteeing their long-term professional growth. For the patients this means high level of advisory and professional approach.

For several years Dr.Max has been developing the portfolio of private label offering high standard of quality for fair price. Today there is over 200 items sold in categories like food supplements, registered OTC, medical devices and dental care.

Dr.Max client program is probably the most developed loyalty program on the Czech pharmaceutical market. The members are given several benefits from discounts to tailored promotional offers and other services.

Dr.Max Holding in Europe - Slovakia

Dr.Max pharmacy chain was created my merging more public pharmacies around the country in 2006. From legal point of view the pharmacies operate as individual limited companies run by the mother company MIRAKL. We are the leader on the Slovak pharmaceutical market. You can find the pharmacies in more than 200 places around Slovakia.

We employ more than one thousand pharmacists and pharmaceutical assistants who benefit from top-class educational system guaranteeing their long-term professional growth. For the patients this means high level of advisory and professional approach.

For several years Dr.Max has been developing the portfolio of private label offering high standard of quality for fair price. Today there is over 200 items sold in categories like food supplements, registered OTC, medical devices and dental care.

Dr.Max client program is probably the most developed loyalty program on the Slovak pharmaceutical market. Its built on both immediate discounts as well as continuous point-collecting system.

Contact

Poland

Dr. Max Sp. z o.o.
ul. Krzemieniecka 60a
54-613 Wrocław

+48717994600

Czech Republic

ČESKÁ LÉKÁRNA HOLDING, a.s.
Florentinum, budova D
Na Florenci 2116/15, 110 00 Praha 1

+420 222 811 999

Slovakia

MIRAKL, a.s.
Digital Park II/D, Einsteinova 23
851 01 Bratislava

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