The Mentholatum Company
Mentholatum is a global health and wellness company, providing non-prescription pharmaceutical, healthcare, and cosmetic products to consumers worldwide. We are dedicated to providing effective solutions that not only satisfy, but exceed our customers’ expectations.
ROHTO’s first doors opened in 1899 as Shintendo Yamada Anmin Pharmacy, a small family drugstore run by Yasutami Yamada in Osaka, Japan. The company was a pioneer in over-the-counter medicines and consumer healthcare products. Fifty years later, the pharmacy became ROHTO Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd.
Mentholatum was founded in 1889 in Wichita, Kansas. Starting out as small purveyor of soaps and toiletries, Mentholatum grew into an international manufacturer and marketer of non-prescription drugs with a reputation for quality and value. In 1988, ROHTO Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. acquired The Mentholatum Company, Inc.
Today, the combined ROHTO group has established 23 companies worldwide with products available to consumers in more than 130 countries. The ROHTO and Mentholatum names are synonymous with the highest standards of quality and innovation.
Driven by scientific research, technology, and keeping a pulse on consumers’ aspirations, the global Rohto Mentholatum teams continue to create better solutions through developing high quality, innovative new products. We want these to exceed our consumer’s expectations, to generate satisfaction and happiness to our users.
Our core focus has always been and will continue to be on our customers, our associates and our societies. Even though we have re-invented our products many times during our history, our core philosophy has not changed. We are thankful that we have the opportunity to serve and create a better world.
As industry leaders who truly understand the everyday needs of our consumers, we continually improve our products to meet the highest standards. Our global research and development team of health scientists constantly investigate new ingredients and formulations to enhance the way our products work to keep people healthy, and discover new and better ways to package our products to make them more effective, affordable, and easy to use.
We work wholeheartedly to support society, to help create a better world.
For this purpose we are resolved to learn constantly without pretension, to strive toward continuous improvement, and to fulfill our lives meaningfully.
We place the highest importance in earning the trust and respect of our assocates and our external customers.
We take pride in setting this supreme goal and we work vigorously to achieve this with relentless passion.
We delight in constantly challenging each other to create waves of happy surprises for our customers worldwide.
Our people are our greatest asset. Our hard working culture, spirit of close cooperation, determination, passion and leadership provide the fuel that drives the company.
We firmly pledge to serve the people, the society and the environment, and are thankful for our meaningful existence.