From a Bavarian company to an international network of suppliers.
The driving force behind our innovative power
We were pioneers as early as 1960, when our owner at the time began to build up a supplier network within Europe that is still unrivalled today. This farsighted act made it possible to meet the demand for specific medicines from working families who had migrated from large parts of Europe, by being able to reliably handle imports and individual imports of medicines from that time onwards. At the same time, this laid the foundation for ilapo's development into a specialised pharmaceutical wholesaler. Today, collaboration with what is now a worldwide network of suppliers gives us at ilapo a decisive advantage over our competitors, because we can find and procure all major medicines.
The 60s in Munich: Germany and its economy are booming; many migrant workers come to the country. The Internationale Ludwigs-Apotheke pharmacy in Munich responds to migrant workers’ wishes and offers them familiar medicines from their home countries. From these humble beginnings, a globally active company develops. In May 2006, the wholesale business is spun off from the Internationale Ludwigs-Apotheke. Internationale Ludwigs-Arzneimittel (ilapo) is founded.
From a Bavarian company to a worldwide supplier