The company SALUS, Ljubljana, d.d., was established 50 years ago, in 1969. Throughout the decades, we have built a solid and reputable group of companies, the Salus Group, with strong will, hard work and continuous development. We rely on tradition, knowledge and fast response to the changing market conditions.
We take pride in the Salus Group as it is today, which is also because You believe in us.
We look towards the future with a clear vision and firm foundations rooted in our history.
The merger of the companies Medika International and Carso Internacional into the company Carso Internacional
In 2019, the merger of Medika Internacional DOOEL with Carso Internacional DOOEL is carried out for conducting easier and more transparent business on the territory of North Macedonia. Both companies are in 100% ownership of the company SALUS, Ljubljana, d.d.
The acquisition of the company Sanolabor and expansion of retail activity
The acquisition of the company Sanolabor, d.d., is in line with the company’s development strategy that foresees expansion of activity both in the territory of Slovenia, as well as regionally in Southeast Europe. Manufacturers and suppliers are granted access to the retail market through the largest chain of Sanolabor specialised stores.
The establishment of the company Carso Cro, Croatia
Expansion of marketing activities and active sales on the territory of Croatia.
The establishment of the company Carso Internacional, North Macedonia
Expansion of marketing activities and active sales on the territory of North Macedonia.
The acquisition of the North Macedonian company Medika Internacional
Expansion of distribution activities on the territory of North Macedonia.
Finalised demerger of the company SALUS, Ljubljana, d.d.
The acquisition of the company Carso, d.o.o.
The completion of a new business, warehouse and distribution centre and relocation to the new premises
The construction which Salus started in jubilee year 2009, is successfully completed.
With a new centre offering large spatial capacities and the state-of-the-art technological equipment (highly automated warehouse with complete IT support and a connection with a business information system), Salus sets the foundations for the upgrade of its business excellence, further improvement of the services provided and further development of the company.
The start of construction of a new business, warehouse and distribution centre at a new location
Expansion of storage space
Obtaining the ISO 9001:2000 certificate
Introduction of an electronic ordering system
Introduction of a new, integrated information system
Introduction of a new warehousing technology
SALR share becomes listed on the securities market, company launches its own foreign trade activities and investments in the expansion of the pharmacy sales network are made
The first month of the year is marked by the listing of the SALR share at the Ljubljana Stock Exchange (from 16.01.1992 onwards).
The first year of operation in the newly independent country the company succeeds in meeting its challenges. Company starts the import of medicine through the company’s own foreign trade activities and also begins to realize a long-term strategy of investing into an expansion of the sales network of pharmacies through public institutions and private concessionaries.
Salus becomes one of the first public limited companies in Slovenia
Relocation to a new and modern business facility
The year is marked with political pressures to merge with another Slovenian pharmaceutical wholesaler. Through the support of the entire team, the Management manages to maintain the company’s independent position.
Beginning of operations in company’s own facility
Moving to new premises
Salus relocates the Management Board and commercial department to leased premises at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, while the warehouse is relocated to the purchased and accordingly renovated facility on Celovška cesta in Šiška.
1970 – 1976
Rapid growth in the early years of operation