Sanastera Italy

Sanastera, which was formed in 2007 as a German/French joint venture of two pharmacy cooperatives, Astera (France) and Sanacorp (Germany), is the largest pharmacist-owned pharmaceutical wholesale company in Europe.

Cooperative strengths and potential are pooled in this joint venture as part of the commitment to the members of the cooperatives to provide clear future prospects for all independent pharmacists. Coordinated strategic action forms the foundation for meeting the challenges of Europe’s changing health care markets in a way that is membership focussed, based on partnership and successful – today, tomorrow and beyond.

Sanacorp eG Pharmazeutische Großhandlung and Astera S.A. group coopératif both have a 50% holding in the Sanastera S.p.A., Italy, joint venture. The chairmanship of both of the Sanastera Boards is rotated between Germany and France. Sanastera, as the holding company domiciled in Italy, a neutral third country, has a 100% holding in each of the companies operating in France and Germany . The umbrella company Sanastera thereby pools and represents the interests of over 12,000 independent pharmacists in Germany, France and Belgium; as a group it is the strongest cooperative pharmacist force in Europe.

Sanastera S.p.A. is a member of SECOF (Sociedad Europea de Cooperaciòn Farmacéutico), a company which links the most important pharmacist cooperatives from seven countries (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Turkey) and therefore 34,000 pharmacists.


Sanacorp Pharmahandel GmbH
Semmelweisstraße 4
82152 Planegg
Telephone: ++49 89 8581-0
Fax: ++49 89 8581-260

CERP Rouen S.A.S.
39, rue des Augustins – BP 2039X
76040 Rouen Cedex 1
Telephone: + + 33 2 35 52 70 00
Fax: + + 33 2 35 52 99 69