About Uhlmann Eyraud

A Swiss family business with over 140 years of experience.

Our story begins in 1878 with the founding of F. Uhlmann-Eyraud SA, which today sells pharmaceutical and cosmetic products across the whole of Switzerland. In 2003, Uhlmann Eyraud founded a subsidiary company, Dabso SA, which operates in the food sector and is today a sister company of Uhlmann-Eyraud. A strong presence in both the food and pharmaceutical/OTC sectors is a truly unique combination in the Swiss market.

1878

Foundation

Frédéric Uhlmann-Eyraud (married to Elisa Eyraud) founds F. Uhlmann-Eyraud S.A in Geneva.
The company trades mineral water and toiletries.

1892

First catalogue published

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

1903

Zurich branch opens

Opening of the Zurich branch. Pharmaceutical products are sold throughout Switzerland from the Geneva and Zurich branches.

1910

Distribution

F. Uhlmann-Eyraud S.A's core business is distributing pharmaceutical products, hygiene products and cosmetics which will be sold in pharmacies and drugstores.

1922

Foundation of company pension and welfare fund

F. Uhlmann-Eyraud sets up a company pension and welfare fund and uses his own resources to fund it. An act ahead of its time and a great expression of generosity.

1937

Ohropax and Warz-ab

New representation of Ohropax and Warz-ab, the oldest brands in our product portfolio which still exist to this day.

1937

Tampax enters the Swiss market

Introduction of Tampax to the Swiss market, representation until the end of the 90s.

1971

Lausanne branch opens

Branch in Lausanne opens following the takeover of pharmacy and chemist clientele from Union Romande and Amann S.A.

1978

Launch of FISHERMAN’S FRIEND

Swiss launch of the extra strong FISHERMAN’S FRIEND lozenges, which have since become a cult product. With this launch, the firm starts to build a name for itself.

1980

P&G

Productsfrom Procter & Gamble (e.g. Pantène, Oil of Olaz, Kukident, Vicks, Old Spice, Clearasil, Blend-a-med) are now distributed in Switzerland by Uhlmann-Eyraud.

1992

Branch relocation

Zurich branch relocates to Fehraltdorf; an updated IT system and a new automated order processing system are installed.

1994

Introduction of Stop-Hémo

Stop-Hémo haemostatic products from Laboratoires Brothier are introduced.

1997

Saint Dalfour jam

New representation of Saint Dalfour, who make 100% natural jam with no added sugar.

2001

Focus on the Swiss market

Partners agree to focus the company’s activitieson distributing and marketing health and food products in Switzerland.

2003

Dabso

Gaining momentum in the food market. To be able to focus more intensively on this, the company Dabso S.A is founded. From the central location in Burgdorf, Dabso takes over marketing, sales and business development in the food sector.

2006

Epitact

New representation of Epitact, specialists in medical foot care products.

2011

Taste of Nature

Launch of the Canadian snack range ‘Taste of Nature’, which offers a wide variety of delicious flavours. 100% organic, vegan, kosher and free from additives, gluten, preservatives and artificial colours.

2012

PROfresh

Launch of the long lasting PROfresh breath mints containing green tea and minty fresh herbs, produced by Fisherman’s Friend.

2014

Fifth generation takes over

The fifth generation of the Weiss family takes over the firm.

2018

Anniversary

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

We celebrate our 140-year anniversary!

Launch of our completely new corporate identity.

Dabso S.A relocated to Lenzburg, an ideal location.

Contact

+41 58 272 55 50

info(at)dabso(dot)ch

Dabso SA
Ateliergasse 1
CH-5600 Lenzburg

www.dabso.ch

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