Conshohocken-based AmerisourceBergen to change name to Cencora

Conshohocken-based AmerisourceBergen announced on January 24th its intent to change its name to Cencora. In the announcement, it states that the name change is meant to “better reflect its bold vision and purpose-driven approach to creating healthier futures” and that the “new name represents a unified presence that will continue to fuel the company’s ongoing growth strategy and advance its impact across healthcare.”

“Over time, we have established ourselves as a trusted industry partner that prioritizes innovation, advocates for patient access, and advances strategic partnerships across the global pharmaceutical supply chain. To further bolster our position, we must continue to adapt and evolve within our dynamic industry as we pursue the goal of enhancing health outcomes. Building a unified brand is fundamental to our identity as a global healthcare company. We believe our new name better reflects who we are today and our impact across pharmaceutical care,” said Steven H. Collis, chairman, president & chief executive officer of AmerisourceBergen.

From the announcement:

The name Cencora is inspired by customers and team members around the world. In addition, a shared identity will create a more inclusive experience for employees as well as a stronger employer brand to attract talent and increase employee loyalty, retention, and performance. The name tells a compelling story, boldly differentiates the company, and was created with a future-oriented mindset. AmerisourceBergen intends to begin operating as Cencora in the second half of calendar year 2023.

The change to Cencora is aligned with the organization’s growth strategy and continued emphasis on innovation. AmerisourceBergen has focused on supporting pharmaceutical advancement and access for patients, manufacturers, and providers across the global healthcare supply chain.

The AmerisourceBergen brand was established in 2001 with the merger of AmeriSource Health Corporation and Bergen Brunswig Corporation. The current name change will also impact Alliance Healthcare, which AmerisourceBergen acquired in 2021. Alliance Healthcare will also come under the new name of Cencora.