On March 21, in Hanoi, VinFa (a Vingroup company) signed a memorandum of understanding with DKSH (Switzerland) – a global leading Market Expansion Service provider – for their comprehensive collaboration in the area of domestic and international distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Both organizations will cooperate to facilitate pharmaceutical import and distribution of imported medicines. VinFa and DKSH will also cooperate to look for opportunities to bring advanced international pharmaceutical manufacturing technologies to Vietnam, in order to contribute to the stabilization of Vietnams pharmaceutical market. Through the existing networks of DKSH and VinFa, both parties agreed to work together to apply hi-tech pharmaceutical manufacturing methods to export Vietnamese traditional medicines and treatments overseas.

Specifically, DKSH will transfer technology and assistance in training to ensure VinFa can operate a high quality drug distribution system meeting international standards, as well as the highest standards set by the Ministry of Health and requirements of international pharmaceutical firms.

Besides, the cooperation between DKSH and Vingroup is expected to open up more opportunities for other business segments of Vingroups subsidiaries to gain support from leading enterprises, such as the existing partnership in the consumer retail segment between the parties.

Stephen Ferraby, Head Corporate Affairs & Strategic Investments, Member of Board of Management, DKSH Holding, emphasized: “With such a long history in Vietnam, DKSH has been a reliable partner to many industry players in their quest to serve the Vietnamese people. We look forward to collaborative projects with Vingroup, one of the most respected corporations in Vietnam, to jointly address the growing demand for healthcare and consumer goods in one of Asia’s most dynamic markets.”

Mr. Nguyen Viet Quang, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vingroup said: “VinFa’s vision is to become an international standard pharmaceutical company that meets the needs of the Vietnamese people and that introduces Vietnamese products to the world. We aim to provide the community with high-quality, holistic healthcare solutions and exceptional services. Our partnership with DKSH will help to VinFa to reach these targets much quicker, significantly enhance the collaboration in non-drug segments between the two groups, and allow VinFa to introduce Vietnamese traditional medicines and Vietnamese products to the world”.

The strategic agreement between VinFa and DKSH will contribute to the investment efficiency, business development, and improved quality of service. This will also make the ambition to reach new height in all business segments of Vingroup become more realistic.

Additional Information:

Vingroup is the largest private-owned group, ranked the 6th in the list of the largest enterprise in the economy, with main focus on Services, Industry and Technology, which includes real estate, consumer retail, automobile and motorcycle manufacturing, smart devices, agriculture, education and healthcare. With the mission “To Create a Better Life for the Vietnamese People", Vingroup’s products are made with international standards, being trusted by the customers, and have won many prestigious Vietnam and international awards.

VinFa Joint Stock Company (“VinFa”) is a subsidiary of Vingroup, was established with the motto of “Dedication to Community Health”. Holding the vision of becoming an international pharmaceutical enterprise for the Vietnamese people, VinFa has been implementing research, production and distribution of medicines, medical products, drug-store cosmetics, cosmetics and dietary supplements with the highest quality according to the international standards

DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, with their Head Quarter in Zurich. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange since March 2012, with 825 retail locations in 35 markets with 33,000 specialists, DKSH generated net sales of CHF 11.3 billion in 2018. In the global market, the Group provides separate services and integrated services, mainly in Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Performance Materials, and Technology. DKSH was established in 1865, with 150 years of experience in operating and building strong connections with other businesses.

In Vietnam, DKSH is one of the leading enterprises in Vietnam, with many years of experience in preservation technology, healthcare products distribution services, consumer goods, technology, and performance materials. With the commitment to build long term partnership in Vietnam, DKSH has been transferred methods and advanced technology, international standards and best practices to Vietnamese partners, to contribute to the development of the local communities.

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