Family owned, Reliable, Experienced

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

For over 60 years, Komtur Pharmaceuticals has been a financially independent, family-owned business, steadily growing into a global leader for integrated procurement and distribution services for pharmaceutical products. We've built a reputation as an innovative, dependable partner – deeply loyal to our employees, customers, and suppliers – committed to the highest quality standards and, most importantly, we're committed to upholding that reputation.

Our focus lies on intricate and sensitive segments of the pharmaceutical market. We offer integrated clinical trial solutions, customized market access solutions, and patient access solutions. Our unwavering commitment to regulatory compliance guarantees strict adherence to all local and global regulations.

Our global infrastructure consists of 17 fully owned subsidiaries spanning 16 countries across 4 continents. Additionally, we maintain an extensive network of qualified suppliers, enabling us to combine local expertise with global reach, delivering customized turnkey solutions worldwide.

Komtur is a Proudly Woman Owned Organization

The Komtur Mission and Vision

Komtur is an international wholesaler and specialized service provider for the pharmaceutical industry. With branches and partners in every major market worldwide, we have built an unmatched global network to complement our long standing reputation for innovative solutions, reliability in sourcing hard to find pharmaceuticals and getting medicines to patients in good time.

It is our mission to support our partners in the pharma industry at any phase of the product life-cycle to bring their innovative products to market and make them available to patients around the world, in-line with our vision to be the world’s most trusted patient-centric partner for the pharmaceutical industry.

Because at our core, Komtur cares… Genuinely cares!

We care about…

  • our employees all over the world. Komtur is a family. We support and encourage each other drawing strength from our diverse backgrounds and individual capabilities.
  • our partners in the pharmaceutical industry - for whom we constantly go above and beyond.
  • the patients - who are the reason behind every package we deliver.

The Komtur Group includes 17 fully owned subsidiaries in 15 countries on 4 continents. We deliver global solutions with local expertise!


Our headquarter in Freiburg.


Our headquarters has beautiful views of the airport and the new Freiburg stadium.


Our headquarters in winter under a blanket of snow.


Our building runs on sustainable green energy for heating and cooling ensuring optimal conditions for ambient products and colleagues.


The view of our headquarters in the springtime. Our gardens are planted with all indigenous flora to save water and support the natural biodiversity.


Breaking ground on our Polish facility in 2005. Almost 15 years later and its even more beautiful than the architects renders.


An artist render of our Polish facility which was completed in 2006.


Looking out of our offices in Warsaw.


Our Komtur Polska colleagues in the Warsaw facility.


Our honeybees in Poland produce delicious Komtur honey while supporting the biodiversity of the natural gardens.


Our warehousing facility in Freiburg is unique with its glass walls and 360 degree views made possible by a state of the art cooling technology run on green energy.


Covid stopped the world, but Komtur kept the medicine moving.


Ready to cool off in our Freiburg warehouse.


The stunning view from our Berlin office.


The stunning view from our Berlin office.

Our history: Putting the patient at the centre of our world for 60 years


Landesarchiv Baden-Württemberg, Abt. Staatsarchiv Freiburg W 134 Nr. 070167 / Fotograf: Willy Pragher

The little town of Freiburg nestles in the hills of the black forest. There, in 1960, Gertrud Künle founded a small apothecary to serve the locals and appointed her brother Josef as an apprentice. They had no idea then that Komtur Pharmaceuticals would one day become a global giant.


Fast forward 20 years… Josef Künle was now the Pharmacist and sole proprietor of Komtur Apotheke when one day opportunity knocked. One of the biggest pharma companies in the USA needed someone to help build a supply chain to Ireland. It was a tall order, and Josef had to put everything on the line to make it happen. But with hard work, ambition and an enduring luck, he did just that.


But this was just the start. More enquiries from the industry followed and gradually snowballed, to the point where the pharmacy needed to apply for a wholesale license. This enabled Komtur to buy and sell pharmaceutical products never before seen in Germany.


Our reputation grew and grew beyond the borders of Germany. By 1996 Mr Künle founded Komtur Pharmaceuticals. We expanded fast. Offices in Switzerland and the US followed in 1998. The turn of the century saw offices in Hong Kong and Berlin.


Success followed success and over the years we have expanded into Poland, Great Britain, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary, France, Bulgaria and Spain. The little local pharmacy had matured into a global player with branches in 14 countries and counting.

In January 2022 Josef's daughter Teresa took the reins, making Komtur a Woman owned and led Company. Teresa oversaw the opening of two new Komtur branches in her first year at the helm and together with the board of directors has primed the entire Komtur Group for a new era of exponential growth.


But despite the speed and scale of our growth, we never forgot the founding purpose of Komtur. To help patients. The only difference is that today, we can serve a whole lot more of them!

Trust is good, but documented control is better

Every single person in the Komtur network contributes skill and experience to the chain, ensuring the highest possible standards of safety and security in the procurement, storage and distribution of drugs.

Each subsidiary has its own dedicated quality assurance department, guaranteeing adherence to the GDP and GMP guidelines for wholesale operations.

Thanks to regular

  • employee training,
  • inspections by national regulatory authorities,
  • audits by our partners in the pharmaceutical industry and
  • self-inspections
  • we consistently control, confirm, and improve our quality management system.

As an internationally active and closely networked group, we’re constantly reviewing various quality standards with a view to using only the highest as our benchmark.

Komtur therefore insists on

  • thorough inspection of all drugs for safety-relevant characteristics,
  • storage of all drugs according to specifications,
  • full traceability of the supply chain, and
  • reliable and qualified suppliers and logistics partners.

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