Seoul, Korea / Neustadt, Germany, January 23rd, 2018


“Black & Shepard and DIH PAMS open the door to new business in Europe”


Today Black & Shepard and DIH announced they have signed an OEM Partnership agreement on January 22nd, 2018.


Under this agreement Black & Shepard ( will leverage the Pharmacy Automation technology from DIH’s subsidiary Cretem ( to offer Automatic Tablet Dispensing solutions under the Black & Shepard Prime brand.


With this partnership Black & Shepard further expands its portfolio and enhances the Medication Safety solution set it offers to Retail Pharmacies, Hospitals, Care Centers and Blister Centers.


As per Marco Schaefer, CEO of Black & Shepard: “We are delighted to be able to include the DIH Cretem technology into our portfolio. With this we enlarge our Prime offering with a technologically advanced solution with high value for money. Our customers will benefit from offerings that increase their efficiency and provide highest possible medication safety.”


Hoyeon Kim, CEO of Cretem and President of DIH PAMS said: “We are convinced the partnership will provide a great growth opportunity for both parties as Black & Shepard has a deep market understanding, and their people have a long experience with high credibility in their markets. We look forward to offering our technology together with Black & Shepard and expand to multiple healthcare sectors in Europe.”

Jan Zuurbier, Global VP of Sales, Solutions & Services of DIH PAMS added: “We at DIH are really enthusiastic to team up with Black & Shepard. The focus of Black & Shepard on providing total solutions based on thorough healthcare customer consultancy is fully aligned with DIH’s strategic direction towards end-to-end healthcare sector solutions. We are convinced that through this partnership we will open new doors for collaboration in the pharmacy, long term care and hospital markets, which will deliver immediate benefit to our customers in these sectors.”


The companies announced that the focus of their partnership are the healthcare markets in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, The Netherlands and Central European countries. Both parties have also agreed on their intention to include further Pharmacy Automation & Medication Solutions portfolio of the DIH family of companies in the partnership agreement.

Photo: Marco Schaefer (Black & Shepard) and Jan Zuurbier (DIH PAMS) opening doors to new business in Healthcare Markets