About Us

1999: Fresenius Kabi South Africa is born. On the 1st of March 1999, Fresenius Kabi South Africa opened its doors and the launch of the company country-wide was a real achievement. 1999 Fresenius Kabi invests in South Africa with Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

2000: Fresenius Kabi South Africa acquires Intramed through the liquidation of Macmed. Intramed has its origins in Labethica - a pharmaceutical manufacturing chemist concern, based in Bethlehem in the Free State Province. After trading in liquidation from December 1999 till July 2000, Intramed was officially taken over by Fresenius Kabi. On the 1st August 2000 Intramed became known as Bodene.

2004: Fresenius Kabi South Africa acquires Isotec Nutrition. Isotec Nutrition (Pty) Ltd was established in 1992 to serve the needs of hospital pharmacy in the aseptic preparation of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN). Through advanced technology, expertise and formidable reputation for service, Isotec Nutrition became one of the leading players in Total Parenteral Nutrition in South Africa.

In addition to offices in major centres throughout South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Bloemfontein, the company also has a manufacturing plant (Fresenius Kabi Manufacturing South Africa) in Port Elizabeth with the company headquarters and marketing/distribution centre in Midrand, Johannesburg.

2005: Expansion of I.V. drug portfolio via acquisition of the Portuguese pharmaceutical company Labesfal. Fresenius Kabi strengthens product portfolio and production network of medical devices through the acquisition of the business of Clinico.

2012: Fresenius Kabi acquires the transfusion technology company Fenwal and creates a global leader in transfusion technology with a broad product portfolio for whole blood collection and processing as well as for transfusion medicine and cell therapies.

Today Fresenius Kabi South Africa has grown to be one of the country's most formidable pharmaceutical enterprises, and is involved in a variety of fields within the medical fraternity. Research and development in the Fresenius Kabi Group are of paramount importance.

The Fresenius Kabi South Africa team in 1999