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 has over 60 years of experience in the development and compliant manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Drug Product Intermediates.

With four FDA inspected sites, USA, China, Ireland and Portugal, Hovione offers branded pharmaceutical customers services for the development and compliant manufacture of innovative new drugs including highly potent compounds. For generic pharmaceutical customers the company offers niche generic API products. In the inhalation area, Hovione is the only independent company offering a complete range of services.

Hovione is a member of Rx-360, EFCG and participates actively in industry quality improvement initiatives to lead new global industry standards.
Hovione is a company with a culture based on innovation, quality and delivery.



Contract Development and Manufacturing Company CDMO | Hovione

Brand Cornerstones

  • Strong scientific / technical capabilities
  • Exceptional people
  • 360o Quality
  • Extensive manufacturing capacity
  • Rigorous project management
  • Focused expertise in high performance products

primary service lines

  • Contract manufacturing services
  • Generic API products

4 areas of expertise in off-patent products

  • Corticosteroids
  • LABA/LAMA (Long-Acting Beta Agonists / Long-Acting Muscarinic Antagonists)
  • Antibiotics
  • Mectins

Zero FDA warning letters since 1959


Our greatest asset

Exceptional people ensure exceptional projects


Also in About Hovione


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.