Mundipharma becomes “Official Healthcare Product Partner” of Yokohama F. Marinos

July 11, 2017 - 5 minutes read
  •  ISODINE® logo to be on game shirts
  • Activities in Japan to support youth to realize their dreams

Mundipharma K. K. (headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; President, Shosuke Kimuratoday announced that Mundipharma has signed a partnership with J League club Yokohama F. Marinos to be their “Official Healthcare Product Partner.”  Under the partnership, branding for Mundipharma’s consumer healthcare range ISODINE®, which is also known as BETADINE® in other markets, will appear on the lower back of all Yokohama F. Marinos game shirts from the 19th J league game on July 29th.

Mundipharma CEO-RamanSingh_Yokohama F Marinos President Koichiro Furukawa_Mundipharma KK President Shosuke Kimura

With this partnership, Mundipharma will now sponsor two of City Football Group’s football clubs. Mundipharma has been the Official Regional Healthcare Product Partner of Premier League Manchester City since September 2016. Mundipharma has a history of over 60 years in the healthcare and pharmaceuticals business, but this is the first time that it is partnering with two football clubs.

At the media event that took place to commemorate the new partnership, Yokohama F. Marinos President Koichiro Furukawa, said: “It is my pleasure to welcome Mundipharma as a partner of Yokohama F. Marinos. Heading into the second half of the season, I am so confident that the team will step up and play at even higher level with the encouraging support. On a separate note, I look forward to working together with Mundipharma on our activities utilizing their expertise as the Official Healthcare Product Partner. Lastly, Mundipharma’s profile as a truly global company brings tremendous value to our club as globalization is one of the key themes for us on and off the pitch.”

Mundipharma CEO Raman Singh, said “We are delighted to extend our partnership with Manchester City to Japan and its sister club, Yokohama F. Marinos. Football is the people’s game and the shared excitement the game generates is the perfect platform to communicate the benefits of a people-focused product like BETADINE®.”

Mundipharma K. K. President Shosuke Kimura said “Our culture is about entrepreneurial spirit and passion to continue our challenge to fulfill unmet medical needs. It is our great pleasure to partner with Yokohama F. Marinos that also continue their challenge in football to work together to support all youth to realize their dreams. There are decisive moments in life such as important games, tests, etc. that effects your life. We want to support people in those moments to perform their best.”

With ISODINE®, the infection care brand, Mundipharma plans to collaborate with Yokohama F. Marinos to offer not only practical knowledge on injury treatment in sports scenes and infectious care in daily lives, but provide opportunities to develop strength both physically and mentally to help young people to perform their best to fulfill their dreams.

About Mundipharma

Mundipharma’s independent associated companies are privately owned entities covering pharmaceutical markets in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. The headquarters for these territories is in Singapore. Mundipharma is a prime example of a company that consistently delivers high quality products while standing by the values that represent the company. Our mission is to alleviate the suffering of patients and to substantially improve their quality of life. Mundipharma is dedicated to bringing to patients the benefit of novel treatment options in fields such as pain, oncology, oncology supportive care, ophthalmology, respiratory disease and consumer healthcare. 

About Yokohama F. Marinos

With its tradition and history, Yokohama F. Marinos asserts a distinct presence as one of the best major clubs in the J league. The name MARINOS, given to the most prestigious club leading the J league stands for “Sailors” in Spanish.

The emblem is an overlay of crossing the seven seas to conquer the world, and the image of our hometown, the International port of Yokohama. We are a club among the “ORIGINAL10” founding members and by maintaining a consistent stable fighting performance we have ensured that we have never once been demoted since the establishment of the J league. A great achievement was to become the yearly J league champion twice in a row in 2003 and 2004. 

®:ISODINE and BETADINE are registered trademarks of Mundipharma. 

Contacts: Public Relations Office, Mundipharma K.K.

TEL: 03-6718-2935