Company Profile

A family enterprise with a history dating from 1960, Marathon Trading along with its strong affiliate companies, is one of Cyprus’ leading importers and distributors of pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and health care brands.

Affiliate companies of Marathon Trading are Marathon Distributors, the leading logistics provider to the pharmacies in Cyprus, Kapakiotis & Papaellinas Ltd that distribute GlaxoSmithKline pharmaceuticals, and Alector Pharmaceuticals Ltd that distribute AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals.

Marathon Trading is directly responsible for the sales and marketing of a range of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, OTC, food supplements, among others. Companies under the current portfolio include Aspen Pharma, Fysioline, Novum Pharma, Sanofi CHC, SFI Health, Terumo, Medela, SIGG, Optimum Medical, among others.

Marathon Trading is also the exclusive distributor to the pharmacies for Unilever Cyprus, as well as Argosy, distributing well-known brands under the Reckitt Benckiser Hellas S.A. group.

Marathon Trading comprises of a dedicated and highly trained team of pharmacy and medical representatives, who detail the company’s portfolio of products to the health care professionals across Cyprus.

Brands under the Marathon Trading portfolio are present in all 550 pharmacies across Cyprus. Marathon Trading also supplies leading private clinics, analysts and physiotherapists with medical supplies and disposables, as well medical devices.

Today Managing Director of Marathon Trading is Helena Kapakiotis, a third generation family member and the grand-daughter of the founder of the company, Ioannis M. Kapakiotis.

Our Partners


Marathon distribute

Marathon Distributors is Cyprus’ leading pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics provider with a 38% market share in pharmacies. Marathon Distributors offers high quality services along the supply chain such as warehousing, order receipt, pick and pack, distribution and repackaging.


Kapakiotis & Papaellinas Ltd is a joint venture company that was formed between Ioannis M. Kapakiotis & Son Ltd and C.A.P. Papaellinas Ltd, the former distributors of GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham, whose main operation is the distribution of the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) pharmaceuticals in Cyprus.

Alector Pharmaceuticals is a joint venture company that was formed between C.G.Papaloizou Ltd and Ioannis M. Kapakiotis & Son Ltd, the former distributors of Astra and Zeneca, to promote and distribute the AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals in Cyprus.


35 Kilkis Avenue, 2234 Latsia, Cyprus

+357 22 899500

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