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Willach is the Australian Market Leader in Pharmacy Dispensing Solutions.

Willach is a family owned business that is proud of its century long history and company culture of innovation which began in 1889 in Germany. Our products are engineered and manufactured at our production plant in Ruppichteroth, near Cologne, at the highest international accepted quality standards (ISO 9001). Starting out as an engineering and manufacturing company, today Willach is a premier provider of state-of-the-art robotic systems and offers first class pharmacy drawer and shelving solutions into more than 60 countries worldwide.

Willach entered the Australian market in 2004 and soon established its company owned Australian division in Melbourne. Investing heavily into its national team of locally based pharmacists, designers and technicians, Willach is able to guarantee unrivalled reliability and customer support. Over the last decade, Willach has become the leading brand in pharmacy solutions with more than 1000 installations throughout Australia, which makes us the definitive local market leader.

As an industry insider with longstanding experience, we offer first-hand knowledge of the wide-ranging requirements for efficient pharmacy logistics in different market environments. With our broad and modular product portfolio we are able to recommend a dispensary solution that reflects your vision and best suits your business requirements, whether you are at hospital level or a small, medium or large-sized business in community pharmacy.

Our Australian team of consulting pharmacists, designers and technicians are experts in the field of dispensary solutions. You will be guided through the assessment of your dispensary layout, medication portfolio, stock turns, space and storage requirements – ensuring the optimal design and workflow is achieved by resolving your challenges and meeting your business objectives in the process.

The result: a functional design that provides operational efficiency, an improved working environment for your staff, increased profitability for your business and the provision of superior healthcare to your customers.

Willach About Us

What We Offer

The Willach Story

Timeline

1889

Willach was founded

Willach was founded in 1889 in Germany.

1905

Manufacturing Begins

In the early 20th Century a decision was made to manufacture and sell the company’s own products under the skilled direction of trained craftsmen.

1914

World War 1

Staff members had fallen to 44 due to military conscription. Production was stopped completely between 1915 to 1918

1920

International Growth

Hugo Willach was heading abroad, as well as travelling at home, to obtain orders. Staff now totals 75 employees

1926

The Split

The two founders of the company, Hugo and Otto seperated.

1939

World War 2

1936 to 1939 were boom years. Then WWII hit and again Willach lost many staff.  Against all odds, low level production continued with a handful of women employed.

1960

From Shop Fitting to the Pharmacy Market

At the suggestion of an architect, pull-out cabinets were created : a new product for pharmacies.

1969

FAMA Drawers

The first FAMA pharmacy drawer system was developed

1989

The Centennial Building

In 1987, a start was made on converting the administrative building and renovating it for the 100th anniversary in 1989

1995

Pharmacy Automation

In 1992, a request from a business partner in pharmacy accounting systems led to preliminary metal forming work for a channel storage robot for medicines.

1998

The Birth of CONSIS

The first CONSIS machine were fridge-sized channel robots with sloping shelves and a finger manipulator

2001

CONSIS Robot Development

From 2001 onwards, CONSIS channel robots were designed.

2004

Willach enters the Australian Market

Willach entered the Australian market in 2004 and soon established its company owned Australian division in Melbourne.

Meet Our Team

Meg Brideson Willach
Meg Brideson
Managing Director
Julie Cannon
Marketing Manager
Myrna Schiavello
Assistant Accountant
Tan Ngo
Field Service Technician & CONSIS Tablet Lead
Willach Team
Joe Schiavello
Chief Financial Officer
Jan Pendrakowski
Regional Sales Manager
Willach Team
Kerrie King
Administration Assistant
David McGrath
Field Service Technician
Simon Skruzny
National Operations Manager
Simon Gerrits
Projects & Training/Regional Sales Manager - SA
John Swinnerton
Field Service Supervisor