Mission, Vision and Values

Hovione’s culture is focused around our values, being customer-oriented, scientific rigor and team work.

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Hovione’s culture remains true to the values established by Ivan Villax from the very beginning. He was someone who passionately believed in the importance of the Company’s values, its integrity, serving customers well, scientific rigor and team work. The same principles define how we conduct business today and run deep throughout the organization. We remain fully committed to solving complex problems and delivering solutions that are highly valued by our customers. These themes have been a constant for more than 50 years and no one at Hovione wishes to see them change.


To passionately turn any challenge into a solution by collaborating with our partners to create great medicines.


To become the #1 innovative, integrated pharmaceutical solution provider to the global pharmaceutical industry by 2028.

Core Values

We are Principled

  • Honesty, integrity and transparency
  • Family
  • Partnership 
  • Never give up

Think Differently

  • Team-thinking wins
  • Innovate everywhere
  • Creativity driven by diversity
  • Dare to do the impossible

and Deliver

  • Passion and rigor in everything we do
  • Uncompromising quality
  • Committed to our customers

Speak Up!

An Ethics Line to enable team members to Speak Up! if they evidence any wrongdoing at Hovione


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What we do

Hovione is a Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.



Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies.



Hovione is committed to doing its part for a better world.


History of Hovione

Hovione was established in Portugal in 1959 by Ivan Villax with his wife, Diane Villax, and two other Hungarian refugees: Nicholas de Horthy and Andrew Onody, thus forming the name HOVIONE.