Annual Securities Report By Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Consolidated Financial Results for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018" is released by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (4527.T) on the 11th May, 2018. The Summary in English/Japanese is referenced at: http://www.rohto.co.jp/-/media/cojp/files/pdf/ir/summary/ir180511_2.pdf
Get Acnes Mentho-Cool Face Wash in GlamEgo Subscription Box, May 2018
"To be beautiful, means to be yourself", is a true saying. But, in the hectic schedule and daily work life it gets tough to take care of your skin and health. Your skin gets damaged whenever you go out, especially in summers because of the sun and heat. So, to keep your beauty and skin, healthy and glowing this summer, we have come up with a perfect offer for you.
We have tied up with GlamEgo subscription box for the month of May. In the offer, subscribers will get Acnes Mentho-Cool Face Wash in this month box. Yes, you heard that right. Let your skin be pimple free and glowing this season and shine wherever you go. Let this summer be all about being confident rather than shying and hiding inside because of pimples and other skin issues.
Mentho-Cool Face Wash highlights the theme Why Shy this Summer! Be confident!
Acnes MENTHO-COOL Pimple Defense Face Wash is a unique face wash designed with amalgamation of Science and Nature which provides that right desired level of Skin Cooling along with removal of Pimple causing germs. This Face Wash is the best Defense System for your skin against Pimples which thoroughly cleanses away germs, pollutants and grim and gives cooling refreshing soothing skin feel.
GlamEgo is India's top online beauty subscription service. They believe in power of sampling that lets you experience and single-out a product of your choice before you spend on pricey products that you are clueless about. Through the GlamEgo box, they offer subscribers an unparalleled way of experiencing and exploring a wide range of beauty products from both established luxury brands as well as flourishing niche brands.
So, get set to shine this summer with confidence and true beauty.
Rohto talks at CPhI Tokyo 2018 - PHARMA & HEALTHCARE VISION: JAPAN & INDIA
This session was held on 18th Apirl 2018 in Tokyo.
The objective of the session is for the JAPANESE COMPANIES to share their TRUE PERSPECTIVE related to business working post their investments in India. It was a unique FORUM with lecture & participation by senior management of the Japan Innovator & Generic Companies operating in India.
Dr. Lekh Raj Juneja, VP of ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., talked the investment strategy of the Company for the Indian Market, while Mr. Koji Suzuki, Managing Director of ROHTO Pharma (India) Pvt. Ltd. discussed the various strategies to enter into the Indian Market.
It was a forum where market dynamics of working in India will be shared across with the audience besides question & answers session. The session bonded the strength and scope of India as a DOMESTIC BUSINESS MARKET and a MANUFACTURING BASE for Japan companies to produce, carry out research & development for both REGULATED & EMERGING MARKETS.
3 new Acnes! MENTHO-COOL Pimple Defense Face Wash, Advanced Oil Control Anti Acne Soap and Oil Control Anti Acne Soap
Acnes MENTHO-COOL Pimple Defense Face Wash, and 2 types of Acnes Anti Acne Soaps were launch on 11th April, 2018 at Café Tesu, in a Bloggers Meet, revolving around the thought "#WhyShy this summer! Be Confident!"
Twenty Bloggers and a Nutritionist (Ms. Nidhi Mohan Kamal) were called for the event. Event started with Ice breaking session where Bloggers introduced themselves followed by Company introduction session and product training and revealing. Bloggers got firsthand experience of the products and they were happy posting and reviewing the products.
Acnes MENTHO-COOL Pimple Defense Face Wash is uniquely designed with amalgamation of Science and Nature which provides that right desired level of Skin Cooling because of the presence of Menthol which is the active component from Mint Leaf. MENTHO-COOL Face Wash leads to calming & soothing effect and ultimately reduces skin boils and gives clear pimple free skin.
Acnes Advanced Oil Control Anti Acne Soap is enriched and colored with Green Clay and Japanese Green Tea. The soap has skin smoothening, protecting, conditioning, antioxidant properties and helps remove acne causing bacteria and reduce acne on face and body.
Acnes Oil Control Anti Acne Soap is fortified with natural extracts of White Tea leaves & Licorice roots along with sebum absorbing extra ordinary White Clay (Kaolin). This Acnes Oil Control Anti Acne Soap too is proven to have 99.9% germ removing efficacy against acne causing bacteria.
"Acnes" is a brand from Rohto Pharmaceutical, Japan's leading healthcare company delivering Medicines, Personal care products, and Nutritional products for over 119 years.
OXY Face Wash for Men gets bigger
Face care has always been a major concern, be it a man or a woman. But, when it comes to men, quality options are limited. Thus keeping this in mind OXY men's face washes are designed complementing each lifestyle and need. OXY face wash is infused with a unique combination of effective ingredients which help restore, sustain and improve skin vitality, making it worthy of celebrity status! Following the success and response got for OXY 50g, Rohto is excited to launch 100g variant for the OXY.
The newly launched face wash variant is now available with an exciting offer. Buyers will get a 25g of Deep Heat free with a 100g of OXY.
Price of 100g of OXY is Rs. 179. The offer is available at SastaSundar.com and all leading retail stores. Till the stock lasts.
Risk of Fake Drug alerted at International Technical Seminar by JICA/JAAI
“Managing Director of Rohto Pharma (India) alerted, at the International Technical Seminar held by JICA and JAAI, the risk of fake drugs, which are considered to be prevalent in Indian market. He explained how fake drugs can penetrate into the drug distribution system. It is suggested that one solution to protect oneself from such counterfeit drugs is to purchase genuine medicines by identifying medicine seller with business model which does not permit the contamination of fake drugs from sourcing to retail selling. He informed that modern IT technology allowed certain e-pharmacies to establish a business model to sell only genuine medicines; one of them is SastaSundar.com.
JICA: Japan International Cooperation Agency
JAAI: Jica Alumni Association of India
Rohto Pharmaceutical supporting “Joy of Seeing” by joining in the launch of Alina Vision
“Every business has a responsibility to give back to the community”, is a true saying. In order to give their contribution to the society with a unique business model expand a “business model with free cataract treatment”, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (headquartered in Osaka City; President: Toshiaki Yoshino) is pleased to announce our investment in the launch of Alina Vision as a part of our challenge in supporting the “joy of seeing” for people all over the world. There are many people in the world suffering from visual impairment due to cataracts and also becoming the leading cause of blindness. So, the business model has been framed in keeping vision for all as the aim.
Alina Vision is being launched by respected international eye health organization, The Fred Hollows Foundation with social entrepreneurs, including David Green, who have been involved with saving many people from vision loss, particularly in emerging nations. The company is being established with the purpose of providing assistance through the “Affordable Eye-Care Model” more speedily and in a wider area. Rohto Pharmaceutical appreciates the company’s cause and takes a challenge in obtaining a sustainable business model that contributes to society beyond making donations or volunteering.
Alina Vision has been formed by David Green (Executive Director), Ben Midberry (Managing Director) and The Fred Hollows Foundation (Co-Founder) with the aim to provide high-quality eye-care to everyone in a sustainable business model.
As a s a leader among eye-care companies, Rohto Pharmaceutical has been involved with various eye-care support activities, such as providing cataract treatment and free eye exams in Asia and Africa in order to deliver the “Joy of Seeing” to the world. However, cataracts remain the number one cause of blindness in many countries even though it can be treated by surgery. We need a sustainable system to tackle this continuous problem. So, Rohto Pharmaceutical made a decision to join Alina Vision in this journey. Rohto Pharmaceutical wants to get involved with Alina Vision not by making donations, but through investments so that we can participate in the company’s development and spread this sustainable business model worldwide to provide high-quality eye-care to everyone.
Quarterly Securities Report by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
"Quarterly Securities Report For the three months ended December 31, 2017" is released by Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (4527.T) on the 9th Feb, 2018.
The Summary in English/Japanese is referenced at: http://www.rohto.co.jp/~/media/cojp/files/pdf/ir/summary/ir180209_2.pdf
"Best Quality Product Sales" Awarded to ROHTO by Bhopal Utsav Mela, 2018
Bhopal Utsav Mela, held at Dussehra Maidan from 30th Dec 2017 to 11 Feb 2018, collected more than 25 Lakh visitors and more than 600 Brands participation. Rohto Pharma India was also one of the participants and sold its brands OXY, Acnes and Deep Heat. We are proud and privileged to receive the award for Best Quality Product Sales selected by customer and mela samiti.
Adverse Effects Of Various Air Pollutants For Human Skin
Tsutomu IMAIZUMI, Kazuma SUDA, Yoichi HONMA
Department of Research and Development, Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
With the rising population and industrialization, pollution level in the air is also increasing and getting worse. Nowadays, the attention has been focused on the effect of air pollutants on skin diseases, and people around the world are eager to reveal its molecular basis. So, to understand the effect of air pollutants on the skin, we evaluated air pollutants to normal human epidermal keratinocytes (NHEKs).
In this study, we used four air pollutants i.e. Vehicle Exhaust Particles, Urban Aerosols, Gobi Kosa Dust and Cender Pollen. In order to understand the effect to skin in detail, we also analyzed the gene expression in NHEKs after addition of air pollutants.
Our test results indicated that the air pollutants induced adverse effects for human skin.
To know the effects in detail, Read More: http://www.iloveweb.kr/IFSCC2017/search/search.html?num=265&s_type=&s_topic=&s_date=&key=&Find_Text=&search=&L_type
Jain University's Sports Event, VIE 2018 associated by DEEP HEAT
VIE' 2018-come, building tomorrow's champions.
Jain University, led by its visionary chairman, Dr. Chenraj Roychand, presents 'VIE-2018', a breeding ground of champions, and a track of excellence. Re-defining national and international sports standards, 'VIE', means "Compete", and continues to bring high quality athletes together and inspire them to scale to greater heights. Launched by our Honourable Chairman, and led by Dr. Sankar U V, 'VIE' has grown from 28 colleges in 2002, to 1600 participants from 45 colleges and 100 participants from universities and colleges of Asian countries.
'VIE 2018' returns with double vigour and power of the future. This is the 19th edition of 'VIE' and will held from 25th to 28th of January, 2018.
Let your sporting spirit and glory be complete…
'VIE', is a cherished memory for every participant and a stepping stone to success for national and international sportsmen.
VIE 2018 is bigger and better with its line of great events.
The event will be graced by the Chief Guest, Satnam Singh Bhamra (first player from India to be drafted into the NBA).
Deep Heat (Pain Relief Rub) supports the significance of these events and salutes the sportsmanship in the country. So, while you enjoy the event do visit Deep Heat stall in the university and let's make it a great success.
Visit DEEP HEAT during "Srimad Bhagwat Katha" and "Ek Shaam Yuvaon Ke naam" Mahadiwas at Ranchi, Jharkhand
The beginning of the year marks a new journey and there is no way better than to start it by attending "Srimad Bhagwat Katha" and "Ek Shaam Yuvaon Ke Naam" Mahadiwas by Pt. Vijay Shankar Mehta in association with DEEP HEAT. During the program, DEEP HEAT will be offering their samples to the audience attending the event.
The 'Mahadiwas' is a 7 days program including Srimad Bhagwat Katha from 5th Jan to 11th Jan and a seminar on National Youth Day program on life management on National Youth Day (birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda) 12th January 2018 at Ranchi, Jharkhand. The program offers a spiritual and divine experience to enlighten the audience to live a better life. The program will also impart life management skills which is sure to motivate people on making their everyday a better one.
DEEP HEAT has been associated with this Mahadiwas to give a wonderful experience of divinity and comfort together. Acknowledging the fact, that pain can only be felt and how it affects your body, DEEP HEAT has become a part of the program to give you an ultimate experience of comfort and pain relief. So, visit the DEEP HEAT Stall, A12 at the Mahadiwas and get free samples of the fastest acting Pain Relief.
Once Again Acnes is Japan's No.1 Acne Care Brand
We are very proud to have touched and changed so many lives over the course of our illustrious history. The accolades continue to roll our way as Acnes is proclaimed No. 1 Acne Care brand yet again. Asia's largest market research group, Intage Inc., has stated in a recent study that Acnes is the brand most preferred and bought in Japan when it comes to choosing the right treatment for acne related problems. We are extremely fortunate to have a team of go-getters on our side who truly live by our age-old promise to enrich people's lives everywhere that we are.
DEEP HEAT is the Associate Partner of Run for Health and Happiness event with SastaSundar
"One run can change your day, many runs can change your life", is a true saying. In the jam-packed schedule and hectic lifestyle, it gets hard for everyone to focus on their health and fitness. The result of which is, the lifestyle diseases that has made the youth of the country its victim. So, seeing an increase in the number of people being affected by such ailments, it is important to promote exercise and healthy lifestyle. With this aim and promoting a healthy lifestyle, DEEP HEAT is proud to be the associate partner of Run for Health and Happiness, the wellness event in Kolkata organized by SastaSundar.
Using the power of digital connectivity, SastaSundar is known for promoting Health & Happiness by connecting people with 100% genuine medicines, via its on-line pharmacy "SastaSundar.com" and reliable delivery by its Healthbuddy pharmacy network. Run for Health and Happiness is the event to aware people about the importance of running and a healthy lifestyle; it is coming up with a series of friendly gathering-runs to be held on 6 Sundays. The events will be scheduled at 6 different locations on Sunday mornings starting from 10th December to 28th January where you can come with your loved ones and start the day on a healthy note together.
The Schedule for Run is:
10th December 2017 - Victoria Kolkata
17th December 2017 - Salt Lake (PNB to Central park)
24th December 2017 - Rabindra Sarobar Lake (Near Safari Park)
14th January 2018 - Durgapur (Kumar Managalam Park) & Shibpur (Botanical Garden)
21st January 2018 - Kharagpur (Indus Moore)
28th January 2018 - Surya Sen Park Siliguri, Kalyani Central Park
DEEP HEAT is delighted to sponsor the Run for Health & Happiness and believes that events like these promote values like excellence, perseverance, belief, commitment, and passion in the people. The event will help runners connect with our newly-launched DEEP HEAT Pain Relief Rub, increase engagement and create social awareness about the necessity of good health and fitness.
Mr. Ismail Ahmed from Deshbandhu College wins the title of Ultimate OXY MAN
"Man is nothing else, but what he makes of himself", by Jean Paul Sartre, perfectly sums up the hard work, social responsibility, integrity, qualities, and dedication of a man that makes him the celebrity he is.
OXY always aspires to be the brand not only to groom men aesthetically but also to encourage each individual by empowering his own unique virtues inside.
Ultimate OXY MAN was initiated by Rohto to celebrate such men. The hunt for the Ultimate OXY MAN "Be your own celebrity", began a month ago, across 10 colleges in Delhi-NCR. The interactive platform of the contest included an interesting process to participate, beginning with submitting your entry with a form, and out of which 1 participant was selected from each college for further stages of the contest. Apart from on-site participation, we also invited entries from our social channel – Facebook, through which one participant was finalized as a wild card entry.
The contest was all about crowning intellect, social responsibility, charm, and a great personality together. So, the second phase of the contest included a photoshoot of all the shortlisted participants and then they shared the photo on their Facebook profile. They had to get the maximum likes, share and comments on their photographs. Then came the Grand Finale Day at The Junction Club Delhi on 9th December, where each participant highlighted their achievements and talents with a brief introduction about themselves and why they want to be the Ultimate OXY MAN following a session with Rohto India, Managing Director, Mr. Koji Suzuki and V.P. Sales & Marketing, Mr. Hitesh Mehra.
Then came the deciding moment for the participants, and the Ultimate OXY Man title found its hero - Mr. Ismail Ahmed from Deshbandhu College. There were 3 more title winners out of which, Mr. Digi Guy - most popular on social media was awarded to Mr. Nitin Chaudhary from Faculty of Law College, Mr. Photogenic to Sameer Khan from Kirorimal college and First Runner up to Mr. Akash Karhana from College of Vocational studies. All the participants were awarded with hampers for being part of the event.
Mr. Ismail Ahmed has been awarded with a cheque of Rs. 25,000/-. He is not only good looking but is also socially involved, and is working with an NGO for children for the past 3 years. OXY is pleased to support his wishes to do more for the society and social welfare in his future.
The Hunt for the Ultimate OXY MAN Begins
The Hunt for the Ultimate OXY MAN
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”, these timeless words have held true long before they were famously uttered by ‘Albert Einstein’.
The Hunt for the Ultimate OXY MAN “Be your own celebrity” contest aims at identifying the values of the nation’s youth, and at the same time honing the values and the talent of the youth, with the eventual aim being to aid these youths in building the self-confidence using the contest’s interactive platform.
Having this goal in mind, we are going to search for Ultimate OXY MAN “Be your own celebrity” from 30th October, 2017, targeting selected colleges of Delhi-NCR.
Apart from on–ground activations, we are inviting entries from pan-India for Ultimate OXY MAN through our social media platform OXY facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/oxyfacewash/
The contest and the challenge is to choose and find who would be the Ultimate OXY MAN out of 10 Oxy Men from each targeted college and 01 Oxy Man as wild card entry from social media platform, the one who encompasses not only the intellect and the charm, but also the values related to citizenship, civic participation and patriotism which makes him a class apart.
Rohto Pharma (India) is to promote the spirit of celebrating the inner qualities that sets you apart from others and make you the celebrity that you are.
Oxy Man is not about the perception of beauty but it defines your important life goals, views about the importance of work and approach towards life.
Jharkhand Chief Minister meets Rohto’s Vice President in Osaka, Japan
On Friday, 13th October 2017, delegation from Jharkhand, led by Hon’ble Chief Minister, Mr. Raghubar Das visited Osaka Japan. Dr. Lekh Raj Juneja, the Executive Vice President of Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of Osaka, paid visit to the honorable Chief Minister at Ritz Carlton for one to one meeting, introduced by Mr. T. Armstrong Changsan, Consul General of India in Osaka-Kobe.
Japan based pharmaceutical company, Rohto Pharmaceutical, which has been operating in India for over 7 years, introduced to Jharkhand’s Chief Minister its products, explained its operations and investment in India till date. Chief Minister Mr. Das elucidated on the wide range of opportunities Jharkhand has to offer with the state promoting e-governance, as well as taking multiple initiatives to improve Ease of Doing Business. Over the meet, Chief Minister Mr. Das also invited Dr. Juneja of Rohto Pharmaceutical to Jharkhand.
This meet was perceived another milestone towards building a vibrant India-Japan Business relationship.
“Deep Heat”, UK’s No. 1* pain reliever heat brand now in India
Rohto Pharma (India) has launched new product “Deep Heat” pain relief rub in India. “Deep Heat” is No. 1* brand in UK in its category and is recognized across the world for its effective pain relief properties.
Around the world for more than 60 years, “Deep Heat” has been helping people to get rid of muscular pains & stiffness. It helps relax muscles, reduce stiffness, relieve pain and improve blood circulation to the affected area to accelerate healing.
“Deep Heat” is specially formulated using Ayurvedic ingredients which makes it free from any side effects and its non-greasy texture gives faster absorption rate and excellent penetration strength.
“Deep Heat” can be used at any time of the day and before or after any exercise or sport activity. It is effective against all kind of muscular pains and stiffness including back pain, rheumatic pain, and sprains.
“Deep Heat” is sold in UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Poland, Japan, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, Pakistan, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, etc.
*UK's No. 1 heat brand by sales value as per IRI data for 52 weeks ending 15th April 2017
Japan’s Industrialists meets Acharya Shri Mahashraman Ji.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kunio Yamada and their representative in India, Mr. Koji Suzuki of Rohto Pharmaceutical, the leading drug manufacturing company of Japan, visited Jain Terapanth Dharma Sangh’s Acharya Shri Mahashraman Ji and took his blessings. It is worth mentioning that Rohto Pharmaceutical is operating over 120 countries around the world. Established in 1899, the annual turnover of this drug manufacturing company is approximately INR 91 billion.
On this occasion, Vice President of Rohto Pharmacetical, Dr. Lekh Raj Juneja was also present. Officials of Acharya Shri Mahashramn Ji, Chaaturmaas Pravas Vyavastha Samiti, welcomed visitor industrialists and provided them detailed information about the holy Chaturmas.
Rohto Pharma Launches ACNESAugust 10, 2017
Rohto Pharma (India) is introducing all new Acnes, Japan’s No. 1* Acne Care Brand for Indian consumers.
Acnes is a brand from Rohto Pharmaceutical, Japan’s leading healthcare company delivering Medicines, Personal care products, and Nutritional products for over 118 years.
Acnes, The Acne Specialist is the ultimate solution for acne and pimples. Acnes acts as your companion against common acne problem for spotless and acne free skin.
Enriched with Ancient Ayurvedic ingredients, it is proven to help remove over 99%** acne causing germs.
Acnes is the complete Acne Care solution containing Foaming Face Wash, Clarifying Face Wash, Hydrating Toner and Point Gel. It effectively works with 'Triple C' approach that Cleanses, Cares & Clears, for a smoother, healthier, and acne free skin.
*source based on research by Intage Inc. (22 Dec. 2014 -18 Dec. 2016)
**In vitro testing against P.acnes bacteria
Rohto Pharma announces capital and business alliance with SastaSundar.comJune 01, 2017
Rohto Pharmaceutical, Japan, announced a Capital and Business Alliance with SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of SastaSundar Ventures Limited, an NSE and BSE listed company, owning and operating SastaSundar.com, a leading digital network of healthcare in India. Rohto has invested $5 million (Rs. 32.2 crore) in SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited and is likely to make further investments as the business progresses.
Dr. Lekh Raj Juneja, executive vice-president & global head international business of Rohto, Mr. B. L. Mittal, founder & executive chairman, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited, His Excellency, Ryoji Noda (Consul General of Japan in Mumbai), Koji Suzuki, managing director, Rohto Pharma (India) Pvt Ltd. & Ravi Kant Sharma, managing director & chief executive officer, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited were present to announce this grand alliance.
“Rohto is looking for the expansion of its base in India with SastaSundar.com as its preferred partner in the e-commerce business. SastaSundar.com has shown significant growth in a short span since starting their operations and we were indeed impressed with their business model and hence decided to invest. Rohto will assist SastaSundar.com in scaling its operations pan-India with our global expertise. Rohto embraces this entrepreneurial opportunity as the friendship between the two great nations of India and Japan. With this alliance, we will in our small ways contribute towards attaining the Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India, Narendra Modi’s vision of Make-in-India and Digital India initiative”, said Dr Lekh Raj Juneja, exective vice-president & global head international business of Rohto.
“At SastaSundar.com, we use knowledge and digital connectivity to reduce cost and add convenience in making available high quality medicines, healthcare products and services through fast online access and convenient home delivery process to make life simple and happy. We are extremely proud to have Rohto joining hands with us, which will be mutually beneficial. As we are on a growth path and looking for a pan-India expansion, we plan to scale up our operations in Mumbai soon. Our association with Rohto will help us in achieving our immediate goal”, said BL Mittal, founder & executive chairman, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited.
SastaSundar aims to have a total of 250 Healthbuddy stores in West Bengal & 50 Healthbuddy stores in Delhi by March 2018.
“By utilising the network of SastaSundar we will be introducing well-acclaimed products from our global brands in the healthcare segment in India. This will also help us in expanding our footprints in India, which is a key emerging market for us”, added Dr Juneja.
“Partnership of Rohto and SastaSundar.com will address one of the biggest problem of India - consistent access to affordable healthcare in a convenient manner”, added Mittal.
Established in 1899, Rohto initially played a role in every customer’s welfare with its drugs including unique eye drops and gastrointestinal medicines. Later, the company successfully ventured into dermal medicines, skin care, and functional foods. Rohto, a global leader, selling and marketing its products in more than 120 countries, aspires to become a company that challenges itself for “healthy life span” through both advanced life science and daily lifestyle based on technological expertise.
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan Forges a Capital & Business Alliance with SastaSundar.comMay 31, 2017
Mumbai, 31st May, 2017 -Sachin Murdeshwar (GNS) :Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (“Rohto”) Japan , today, announced a Capital and Business Alliance with SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited , a wholly owned subsidiary of SastaSundar Ventures Limited, an NSE and BSE listed company, owning and operating SastaSundar.com, a leading digital network of healthcare in India. Rohto has invested $5 million (Rs 32.2 crores) in SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited and is likely to make further investments as the business progresses.
Dr. Lekh Raj Juneja, Executive Vice-President & Global Head International Business of Rohto, Mr. B. L. Mittal, Founder & Executive Chairman, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited, Mr. Ryoji Noda (Consul General of Japan in Mumbai), Mr. Koji Suzuki, Managing Director, Rohto Pharma (India) Pvt Ltd & Mr. Ravi Kant Sharma, Managing Director & CEO, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited were present to announce this grand alliance.
Established in 1899, Rohto initially played a role in every customer’s welfare with its drugs including unique eye drops gastrointestinal medicines. Later, the company successfully ventured into dermal medicines, skin care, and functional foods. Rohto, a global leader, selling and marketing its products in more than 120 countries, aspires to become a company that challenges itself for “healthy life span” through both advanced life science and daily lifestyle based on technological expertise. Rohto entered India in 2010 , by establishing its wholly-owned subsidiary ‘Rohto Pharma (India) Pvt. Ltd.’, with its leading lip care brand ‘LipIce’. The following year it launched a range of products including ‘LipIce Color’ under its brand. Subsequently, it launched two new brands – OXY specialised skin care range for men, and Acnes for specialised acne care, in India.
SastaSundar.com is building India’s leading digital network of healthcare, managing efficient pharma & wellness products’ supply chain & connecting doctors, diagnostic services, healthcare clinics and health information services. Currently, SastaSundar.com is operating in West Bengal only and will expand to pan India. The digital network of SastaSundar.com is being built upon the online to offline model of healthcare delivery leveraging technology and inventory less service centre of the franchise called Healthbuddy. For the year ended March 2017, the GMV of SastaSundar.com was Rs.153 crores and it delivered close to 17 lacs orders. As on date, it has 178 Healthbuddy stores with 4.40 lacs registered customers. SastaSundar.com has portfolio of its own brand which includes unique line of customised health supplement called DNAVITA, authentic herbal products in the brand of Healthbuddy and toxin free beauty care – Zerotox. Apart from this product line, it has health information services through its channel “Know Health” which consists of Health Articles, Medicine Info and Substitute of Generic Medicines, Symptoms Checker and Health Tools. SastaSundar.com provides customised app using artificial intelligence and has unique service capability based upon health condition data.
“Rohto is looking for the expansion of its base in India with SastaSundar.com as its preferred partner in the e-commerce business. SastaSundar.com has shown significant growth in a short span since starting their operations and we were indeed impressed with their business model and hence decided to invest. Rohto will assist SastaSundar.com in scaling its operations pan-India with global expertise. Rohto embraces this entrepreneurial opportunity as the friendship between the two great nations of India and Japan. With this alliance, we will in our small ways contribute towards attaining the Hon’ble Prime Minister Of India, Mr Narendra Modi’s vision of Make-in-India and Digital India initiative”, said Dr Lekh Raj Juneja, Exective Vice-President & Global Head International Business Rohto.
“At SastaSundar.com, we use knowledge and digital connectivity to reduce cost and add convenience in making available high quality medicines, healthcare products and services through fast online access and convenient home delivery process to make life simple and happy. We are extremely proud to have Rohto joining hands with us, which will be mutually beneficial. As we are on a growth path and looking for a pan-India expansion, we plan to scale up our operations in Mumbai soon. Our association with Rohto will help us in achieving our immediate goal”, said Mr BL Mittal, Founder & Executive Chairman, SastaSundar Healthbuddy Limited.
SastaSundar aims to have a total of 250 Healthbuddy stores in West Bengal & 50 Healthbuddy stores in Delhi by March 2018.
“By utilising the network of SastaSundar we will be introducing well-acclaimed products from global brands in the healthcare segment in India. This will also help us in expanding our footprints in India, which is a key emerging market for us”, added Dr Juneja.
“Partnership of Rohto and SastaSundar.com will address one of the biggest problem of India – consistent access to affordable healthcare in a convenient manner”, added Mr Mittal.
India is one of the largest manufacturers of medicines in the world and boasts of the best of doctors. Yet, the majority of Indians do not have access to consistent and affordable healthcare. This is where the association between Rohto and SastaSundar will play a major role in connecting the missing link by leveraging digital technology.
Rohto sponsors "The 2nd Tech Planter - India" for promoting venture technology / laboratories / companies to industrialize and commercialize, and awarded
"Rohto Award" to 2 ventures.
April 29, 2017
NanoApp: One step fabrication of antimicrobial fabrics studded with AgNPs for healthcare.
- Award 200,000 JPY (approx. 100,000Rs)
- Trip to TECH PLAN DEMO DAY Singapore on July 29th (Sat) in 2017
Rohto Award - 1st place
3D Labscar: Tissue on plate for drug screening
- Award 200,000 JPY (approx. 100,000Rs)
- Trip to Japan Visit to meet industries / laboratories
Rohto Award - 2nd place
FUNDUS EVALUATION: FUNDUS IMAGE EXAMINATION
"Leave a Nest" Award Sniper: A novel device for locomotion classification using force myography for amputees
- Trip to Japan Visit to meet industries / laboratories / Super Factories and masters