South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Merial SAS France. Merial is a
world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a
comprehensive range of products to enhance the health, well-being and
performance of a wide range of animals. Merial employs approximately
5,600 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide. Its 2010 sales were more than $2.6 billion.
Merial South Africa operates with 18 staff and is based in Midrand,
Gauteng. The operations of Merial South Africa (Pty) Ltd are divided into 3
business units: production animal, companion animal and avian,
addressing the unique needs of the agricultural community, veterinarians
and pet owners. These businesses are supported by marketing, sales and
technical personnel, in addition to the support of the regulatory,
finance and customer service teams.
Merial South Africa's key products include the IVOMEC® range for sheep, cattle, and swine plus Eqvalan Gold ®
for horses. Operating in a market of 650 vet clinics, 3 million dogs
and 2 million cats, Merial companion animal products are distributed
through veterinary wholesalers to veterinarians. Merial's contribution
to the sector is dominated by sales of FRONTLINE® Plus, South Africa's biggest selling flea and tick product.