Rohto Global

1899

Shintendo Yamada Anmin Pharmacy (now known as ROHTO) founded by Yasutami Yamada. Sales of ‘Ikatsu’, a gastrointestinal medicine was initiated.

1931

Eye-Care Range reintroduced in a new innovative, user-friendly packaging, creating an industry-wide trend that many have followed in the successive years.

1975

ROHTO acquired the sales license from The Mentholatum Company (USA) and use it of its trademark of ‘Mentholatum’ for Japan. Subsequently ‘Mentholatum Ointment’ and ‘Mentholatum Medicated Lip Balm’ were introduced in the market marking our foray into the skin-care category.

1991

Mentholatum (Zhongshan) Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. was established in Zhongshan, Guangdong province, China.

1998

ROHTO spread its wings in Vietnam by establishing Rohto-Mentholatum (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. initiating the production of ROHTO eye drops and skin care products.

2013

ROHTO was established in Nairobi, Kenya (Rohto-Mentholatum (Kenya) Ltd.)

2016

ROHTO was established in Sri Lanka (Rohto-Mentholatum Lanka)

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1909

ROHTO’s first eye-care drop was launched, marking our entry to eye-care range.

1959

ROHTO’s HQs and Manufacturing Facility were established in Osaka city, Japan and continues to be ROHTO’s global headquarters till date.

1988

ROHTO acquired The Mentholatum Company (USA) as well as her subsidiaries in UK, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

1996

P.T. ROHTO Laboratories Indonesia was established in Indonesia.

2010

ROHTO was established in India ( Rohto Pharma (India) Pvt. Ltd.) and Bangladesh ( Rohto-Mentholatum (Bangladesh) Ltd.)

2014

Dax Cosmetics in Poland was acquired by ROHTO group.

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