Jakarta, 30 November 2021 – Erajaya Beauty and Wellness (“EBW”), a business vertical of Erajaya Group, officially cooperates in the form of a joint venture with CARiNG Pharmacy Retail Management Sdn Bhd (“CPRM”), a subsidiary of 7-Eleven Malaysia Holdings Berhad, with the signing of the Joint Venture Agreement made by representatives of the two companies, namely Ms. Elly Kohardjo from EBW and Mr. Chong Yeow Siang from CPRM.
One of the agreements reached with the signing of this collaboration was the establishment of PT Era Caring Indonesia, which will cooperate with PT Era Farma Indonesia in running a network of pharmacies and health services under the name "Apotek Wellings".
The first Wellings outlet in Indonesia is planned to open in the 2nd quarter of 2022 in Jakarta and will be followed by other locations in Indonesia's main cities. Wellings Pharmacy is expected to bring a revolution in the pharmacy retail industry and pharmaceutical products. Wellings Pharmacy will provide prescription filling services, drug consultations, nutrition, supplements and other health products, health consultations and rehabilitation, with a convenient shopping experience and competitive prices, escorted by full-time pharmacists who are on stand-by to provide active consultation on consumers. Wellings Pharmacy will also operate a best-in-class e-commerce platform to ensure an integrated consumer experience wherever and whenever they choose to shop, whether online, on mobile devices or at retail outlets.
Elly Kohardjo, CEO of Erajaya Beauty & Wellness, said, “We are honoured to have a joint venture with Caring Pharmacy, a leader in the healthcare retail area in Malaysia. Their innovation and expansion strategy is in line with our vision to become a market leader in the wellness and beauty area, by changing the way people think and increasing public awareness of a healthy lifestyle. We believe that the customer-centric omni-channel concept that we will implement, combined with the right use of digital technology, will make Apotek Wellings the main goal for the community to get quality health products, at competitive prices and the most complete product range.”
Chong Yeow Siang, Managing Director of Caring Pharmacy Retail Management Sdn Bhd said, “We are excited about this joint venture. After operating in Malaysia for more than 25 years and serving and satisfying the health needs of millions of Malaysian customers, we are now expanding our pharmacy services to professional, customer service and cost-effective pharmaceutical, health and personal care products to customers in Indonesia."
“Wellings Pharmacy is a well-known name to Indonesian patients seeking treatment in Penang, a medical tourism centre. Apotek Wellings has become the go-to pharmacy for medical tourists from Indonesia – a must-visit place while in Penang! Now Apotek Wellings, with its professional services and attractive offers, can be enjoyed by more consumers in Indonesia. We are very pleased to be able to help more Indonesians gain access to professional, quality and cost-effective pharmacy services, in line with our company's mission,” added Chong Yeow Siang.