Revital Healthcare Partners with MOL to Establish Healthcare Logistics Hub in Kenya

Revital Healthcare partners with MOL to establish a logistics hub in Kenya’s Mombasa Special Economic Zone. This collaboration aims to enhance healthcare logistics in Sub-Saharan Africa by streamlining the distribution of medical supplies, reducing costs and time, and improving access to quality healthcare across the continent.

Revital Healthcare, Africa’s largest syringe and Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) manufacturer, has taken a significant step towards revolutionizing healthcare logistics in Sub-Saharan Africa. We are excited to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and its group company, MOL Logistics Co., Ltd. (MLG). This strategic partnership aims to develop a state-of-the-art logistics center for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals in the Mombasa Special Economic Zone, Kenya.

This collaboration marks a significant milestone as it addresses the current logistical challenges faced by the region. Currently, there are no dedicated logistics centers in Sub-Saharan Africa capable of assembling and storing medical supplies locally. Most medical supplies are assembled and stored outside Africa before being shipped to the continent. By establishing this logistics hub, we will streamline the distribution process, reduce transportation costs and time, and ensure that critical medical supplies reach the areas of greatest need more efficiently.

Koichi Yashima, President & CEO of MOL Logistics, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “I would like to express my sincere respect for Revital’s enthusiasm and commitment to solve social issues in 54 African countries, and the MOL Group will support businesses mainly in the logistics field through a concerted effort of the group. Revital develops and manufactures medical equipment needed in Africa today, ranging from test kits for infectious diseases to syringes and oxygen inhalers for newborn premature infants, and those initiatives are advanced and directly related to solving issues in the healthcare field. On the other hand, learning from the disruption caused by the soaring logistics costs at the time of the COVID-19 epidemic, the company and the MOL Group will jointly operate a logistics center to be built in the special economic zone in Mombasa to ensure safe and secure storage and to establish an efficient delivery system for the entire African region.”

Rajni Vora, Chairman of Revital Healthcare, also shared his excitement about the partnership, saying, “We at Revital Healthcare are honored and excited about the strategic alliance with MOL and MLG. This partnership marks a significant milestone in our mission to address critical healthcare challenges across the African continent. By joining forces with MOL Group, a renowned global player with expertise in ocean shipping, infrastructure, and healthcare logistics, we aim to revolutionize the medical supplies and pharmaceutical distribution landscape in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our commitment to manufacturing high-quality medical disposables and diagnostics aligns seamlessly with MOL’s vision to improve healthcare standards and tackle logistical barriers. This alliance enables us to establish a state-of-the-art medical supplies and pharmaceutical distribution center in the Mombasa Special Economic Zone. This strategic location will not only streamline the distribution process but also contribute to faster and more cost-effective delivery of essential medical supplies throughout the African region.”

Combining the MOL Group’s extensive global network and expertise in shipping and logistics with Revital’s renowned manufacturing capabilities and strong relationships with international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO), this partnership is poised to significantly enhance healthcare standards across Africa. Together, we are committed to solving healthcare logistics challenges and improving access to quality medical supplies throughout the continent.