Gapuma Commodities Supplier | January  2017 – A New Start
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January 2017 – A New Start

Goodbye to 2016 … Hello to 2017

As we welcome  2017 and realise that as most the January has already passed, it promises to be a another busy year for Gapuma.

We are continuing to develop the product ranges that we offer across our divisions and are always looking to work closer with our customers and suppliers.


New premises

The early part of the year will see us move to new premises on the River Thames near Kew Bridge.  The move is planned for February and the contractors are busy putting the finishing touches to the offices.  The new location will give us room to grow and will reflect our professionalism in delivering world class service in our dealings with our valued business partners.

We will be based in the ground floor of the curved building in the pictures below.

More news as we get close to the date … together with pictures.


New People

At the end of 2016 Stephen Harris joined us as Operations Director.  Stephen will be helping us build the infrastructure within the Gapuma Group and ensure we have the platform to move forward.

Stephen has been working with Jack Bardakjian for over seven years on individual projects and has spent the last 10 years with the International Accounting firm, Mazars specialising in helping businesses grow and advising on corporate transactions and finance.

On joining Gapuma Stephen said ‘’I have worked with Jack over a number of years and have always admired the dynamism and service focus that Jack inspires throughout the organisation.  Delivering business solutions around the world takes more than just logistics and administration; it demands a focus on providing an end to end solution from understanding the requirements of the supplier to the demands of the customer, with attention to detail throughout.  I am looking forward to working with the Gapuma team worldwide”


Focus on… Pharmaceuticals


Did you know we are specialists in global sourcing, supply and distribution of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API’s); veterinary pharmaceuticals; excipients; amino acids; narcotics; neutraceuticals (food supplements and soft gels); plant extracts; peptides; and intermediates.

We offer sourcing, sales, and distribution through our wide-ranging international presence and local contacts.  Our office in China is staffed by people who have been working with the manufacturers over many years and who undertake regular visits; ensuring the contracted products are supplied at the correct specification and in a timely fashion.  We also have extremely close working relationships with manufactories in India.

We have established Gapuma as an innovative player in pharmaceutical trading in Romania and Moldova and have recently started supplying into South America.

If you have requirements in your organisation for pharmaceuticals please contact Vitko on


Outward Bound

At the end of February Jack Bardakjian and Stephen Harris will be spending a week in West Wales with the Outward Bound Trust who we sponsor on a corporate basis as employee Ambassadors.

‘The Outward Bound Trust is an educational charity that uses the outdoors to help develop young people from all walks of life. We run adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life. We help them become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.’

Our instructions so far are to bring plenty of thick socks and changes of clothes … we are anticipating lots of (cold) water and probably bad weather.


Did you know?

Gapuma sells to over 30 countries around the world,

Has operations on the ground in 8 countries from China to Brazil

Employs over 100 people worldwide.

If you want to find out how we can help you in your business give us a call on +44 (0)20 8969 2056 or email us on