History

The foundations of our success are a Swiss family business – and over 140 years of experience.

Our story began in 1878 with the founding of the company F. Uhlmann-Eyraud S.A., which today sells pharmaceutical and cosmetic products throughout Switzerland. In 2003, Uhlmann-Eyraud founded a subsidiary, Dabso S.A. This company serves the food sector and is today a sister company of Uhlmann Eyraud. This combined presence in the food sector and the pharma/OTC sector is unique within the Swiss market.

1878

Foundation

Frédéric Uhlmann-Eyraud (married to Elisa Eyraud) founds F. Uhlmann-Eyraud S.A. in Geneva.
The purpose of the company is to trade in mineral water and hygiene articles.

1892

First catalogue

Here you can see the first edition of the sales catalogue.

1903

Opening Zurich

Opening of the branch office in Zurich. Pharmaceutical products are sold throughout the country from Geneva and Zurich.

1910

Sales

F. Uhlmann-Eyraud S.A. concentrates its activities on the distribution of pharmaceutical specialities, hygiene products and cosmetics for sale in pharmacies and drugstores.

1922

Foundation of the company's own pension and welfare fund

F. Uhlmann-Eyraud founds its own pension and welfare fund and provides it with own funds. A pioneering act and proof of generosity.

1937

Ohropax and Warz-ab

New representation of Ohropax and Warz-Ab, the oldest existing brands in our product portfolio.

1937

Tampax in the Swiss market

Introduction of the Tampax brand to the Swiss market, representation until the end of the nineties.

1971

Opening Lausanne

Opening of the Lausanne branch by taking over the pharmacy and druggist clientele from Union Romande and Amann S.A.

1978

Launch of FISHERMAN'S FRIEND

Launch of the extra strong FISHERMAN'S FRIEND pastilles in Switzerland, which have become cult in the meantime. With this introduction, the company begins to make a name for itself.

1980

P&G

Products from Procter & Gamble (including Pantène, Oil of Olaz, Kukident, Vicks, Old Spice, Clearasil and Blend-a-med) will now be distributed in Switzerland by Uhlmann-Eyraud.

1992

Relocation of the branch office

Relocation of the Zurich branch to Fehraltdorf, introduction of a new installation with corresponding EDP mutation and new automated order processing.

1994

Introduction Stop-Hémo

Introduction of the haemostatic products «stop hémo» of the Laboratoires Brothier.

1997

Saint Dalfour jam

New representation of Saint Dalfour, the 100% natural jam without added sugar.

2001

Focus on the Swiss market

The partners decide to concentrate the company's activities on the distribution and marketing of health and food products in Switzerland.

2003

Dabso

More impetus in the food market: Dabso S.A. is founded in order to be able to process this market even more specifically. From its central location in Burgdorf, Dabso takes over marketing, sales and business development in the food sector.

2006

Epitact

New representation of Epitact, specialist for medical foot care products.

2011

Taste of Nature

Launch of the Canadian snacks «Taste of Nature», which offer a great taste experience. 100% organic, vegan, kosher, and free from additives, gluten, preservatives and artificial colorants.

2012

PROfresh

Launch of the long-lasting «PROfresh» refreshing sweets, with green tea and minty fresh herbs, produced by Fisherman's Friend.

2014

Takeover by the 5th generation

The company is taken over by the fifth generation of the Weiss family.

2018

Jubilee

We now distribute the well-known brands Compeed and Sunstar (GUM).

We celebrate our 140th anniversary!

Launch of our completely new corporate identity.

Relocation of Dabso S.A. to Lenzburg.

Contact

+41 58 272 54 00

info(at)uhlmann(dot)ch

Uhlmann Eyraud S.A.
Chemin du Grand-Puits 28
1217 Meyrin

www.uhlmann.ch

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