|Datlabs to spread regional wings|
|Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:00|
“We have the capacity to meet the drug requirements of these countries should they give us the nod to supply them. It takes two to three years for the licences to be granted,” he said.
He noted that the company was ISO certified and produced quality products that met international standards.
“We have positioned ourselves to go regionally to compliment the Buy Zimbabwe Campaign which is getting louder each day.”
Mr Mhaka said Datlabs was moving to make Zimbabwe the centre of pharmaceutical and personal care products in Africa.
“We want to be the hub in the region where all pharmaceuticals, health and personal products are manufactured and distributed,” he said.
The pharmaceutical industry in Zimbabwe is second only to South Africa in the region in terms of development and sophistication and exports to markets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and West Indies.
Established in 1954, Datlabs is a South African company with a product range which includes medicines such as Solphyllex, Asalen and Panado.
It also manufactures and distributes health and personal care products including camphor cream, lanolene and Cafemol. — New Ziana.