SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE OPENS NEW TECHNOLOGY HUB IN BERLIN.
Venlo, the Netherlands, 1 September 2020. SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is further strengthening its technological expertise by opening a new tech site in Berlin. In the new offices, 30 employees will work to further prepare the online pharmacy for the introduction of electronic prescriptions in Germany and to drive the expansion of the e-health business together with the existing expert teams in Cologne and Sevenum.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is opening a new technology hub in Berlin! “The location in Berlin offers many advantages including additional potential for recruiting - and we have our finger on the pulse of the e-health community there”, explains Marc Fischer, Chief Information Officer (CIO) of SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE. “As a technology-driven company we want to further expand our position as a leading e-pharmacy with partners based in Berlin.”
Since the company already has offices in Berlin as a result of the acquisition of the functional foods specialist nu3 in 2018, the new technology hub will significantly expand its presence in the German capital, Marc Fischer says: “Together with nu3, we are optimally networked in Berlin, particularly since we will be working together at the same site. We are very much looking forward to the coming period”.
The first team members have already moved into the new offices in Berlin with more tech experts to follow soon. Bernhard Spielmann, Chief Product Officer at SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, is responsible for setting up the technology hub: “I am delighted that the new technology hub in Berlin has finally been completed and can be officially opened after the detailed planning and implementation phase. Thanks to our colleagues from nu3 on site and our technological partners Verkstedt we were able to successfully manage and set up the project from Cologne. The expansion of our technological competencies means we are well-positioned for the future.”
While the technological prerequisites for the upcoming introduction of e-prescriptions are being developed in Cologne and Sevenum, the Berlin site with its 30 employees will focus on planning the next steps in the increasingly important e-health business.
“Everyone is really excited about the new hub. Our tech locations can support each other and share experiences and trends across our different locations”, explains Bernhard Spielmann.
ABOUT SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE is one of the leading and the fastest-growing online pharmacies in Continental Europe. With the acquisition of Europa Apotheek Venlo in November 2017, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE significantly extended its European market leadership. The product range for the whole family in the areas of OTC, beauty and personal care products as well as prescription drugs is supplemented by high quality natural food and health products, low carb products and sports nutrition following the acquisition of nu3 GmbH in July 2018.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE already operates online pharmacies in Germany, Austria, France, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands and Switzerland. SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE delivers a broad range of more than 100,000 original products to over 5.5 million active customers fast and at attractive prices. In addition, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE provides comprehensive pharmaceutical consulting services.
SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE N.V. has been listed on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) since 13 October 2016 and is part of the SDAX index since 24 September 2018.
In addition to being traded on the Frankfurt stock exchange, SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE’S convertible bonds (ISIN: DE000A19Y072) are also tradeable on the Dutch Euronext stock exchange, which operates the stock exchanges in Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Lisbon.