that goes beyond

Grupo Casa Saba, previously known as Casa Autrey, was created in 1892 when Dr. Adolfo Preston founded the American Drug Store in Tampico, Tamulipas.

In 1941, Casa Autrey acquired the Azteca Drug Store.  It was at this time that the company dedicated itself exclusively to the wholesale distribution of medicines.

In 1944, the company incorporated itself as “Casa Autrey, S.A. de C.V.,” headquartered at Netzahualcóyotl No. 79 in Mexico City’s Historic Center.

In 1993, the company issues shares on both the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) and the New York Stock Exchange, thereby initiating its trajectory as a public company.

In February of 2000, Grupo Xtra acquired Casa Autrey forseeing  rapid commercial growth within the country as well as enormous opportunities in this sector.

Grupo Xtra, which is owned by the Saba family, is a 100% Mexican owned company that was founded more than 50 years ago as a producer of textiles.  In Mexico, it is considered a leading fabric supplier.

As of December 1, 2000, Casa Autrey, S.A. de C.V changed its legal figure and became:

Casa Saba, S.A. de C.V.
Distribuidora Casa Saba, S.A. de C.V.
Servicios Corporativos Saba, S.A. de C.V.

Since July 17, 2000, the corporation’s offices have been located at:  Avenida Paseo de la Reforma 215, Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec, en México, Distrito Federal.


Currently, Grupo Casa Saba has 22 distribution centers located in the following Mexican cities:

Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Coatzacoalcos, Culiacán, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, La Laguna, León, Monterrey, Morelia, Mérida, Puebla, Reynosa, Tampico, Tijuana, Tuxtla, Veracruz, Drogueros, Taxqueña and Vallejo (Centennial and CITEM).

These distribution centers deliver to every point-of-sale in the country in less than 24 hours.

Within the pharmaceutical sector alone, each day we travel more than 100,000 kms to deliver more than 20,000 shipments at sales points throughout the country.  We deliver within 24 hours and have a warehouse capacity of 100,000 square meters.

Grupo Casa Saba is a well known distributor of products (primarily pharmaceutical products as well as consumer products, books and magazines).

Our distribution channels include: Pharmacies, shopping centers, government entities, supply centers, and all types of businesses that sell pharmaceutical products.

Over the course of its more than 100 years in business, Grupo Casa Saba has been an example of technological innovation, pioneering the implementation of novel administrative, operative and service systems.  For this reason, GCS has the largest distribution infrastructure in the Mexican pharmaceutical industry.