Rohto Mentholatum (Kenya) Ltd (Rohto) was incorporated in Kenya in May 2013 with the aim of expanding the group’s network in Africa for the betterment of the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry. Rohto Mentholatum (Kenya) Ltd is part of Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd has its history dating back from as early as 1899. It was founded by Shintendo Yamada. The company gradually picked up and in 1959 the current head office and plant were set up in Ikuno-ku, Osaka. In 1975, Rohto acquired the trademark rights of The Mentholatum Company, Inc. USA.
Today, Rohto Mentholatum Group boasts of having operational links in 15 countries in the world with marketing/distribution agreements in more than 150 countries globally.
Now, Rohto is tackling new challenges under the slogan, “Never Say Never”. The literal meaning is “nothing is impossible”, but it is never intended to mean “work hard with a gutsy attitude”. This declaration is about finding the resolve to face up to difficulties for the future happiness of others.
Our challenge is to aim for “healthy life”. Everybody wishes for “good health” and it is a source of happiness. Rohto defines “health” as being more that the avoidance of illness. Being healthy oneself leads to one’s family being healthy, and by extension, this radiance of health outspreads into society at large. We consider “health” as not just being about mental and physical aspects, but also contributing to society.
Our new challenge to “support society, and maintain global health for the future” has just begun. We would like to thank you most sincerely for your continued support.