Hovione Cork

Manufacturing Plant

Unique combination of capacity and high-quality people.

The focus of the Hovione Cork site is Contract Development and Manufacturing offering both drug substance and particle engineering. The plant has been regularly inspected by the FDA and the Health Products Regulatory Authority (From a HSEE perspective the site has been regularly inspected by the local Health and Safety Authority and the Environmental Protection Agency.

The site prides itself on its project teams capability to deliver multiple projects with accelerated timelines.

“Hovione Cork is unique, it combines hard to find capacity and quality people”

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The site has extensive facilities for Drug Substance manufacturing with approximately 430 cubic meters of cGMP manufacturing capacity ranging in scale from 2.5m3 to 16m3 across two chemistry buildings. In addition, the site has both ultrafiltration and nanofiltration capabilities in both chemistry buildings. Equipment is flexible via manifold connectivity and multipurpose and the potential for up to 12 discrete process trains across two chemistry buildings with the potential for future expansion. The site has experience across a wide variety of chemistries.

The site houses the largest commercial pharmaceutical spray dryer available on the market, a Niro PSD-5, which is particularly suited for large volume products. A PSD4 equipment train is currently being installed and going live in 2024.

The site is expanding its offering and capabilities for process development and industrialization with the expansion of the Process R&D group in 2024.  A highly potent small scale equipment facility to support clinical trial and Registration campaigns is also planned for the site. 

Areas of Focused Expertise

The site has leading capabilities and physical assets in the following areas:

  • Cryogenic (Volume 8000L to 10,000L, Temperature Range -150 to 120ºC)
  • Metal catalyst handling and Hydrogenation (Volume 2500L to 6000L, Pressure Rating 6 to 12 bar)
  • Large scale spray drying (PSD5 and PSD4)
  • Pyrophoric material handling (2 stations)
  • Ultra filtration (2 UF skids per building with 160m2 surface area per skid) and Nano filtration unts.

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  • The Cork plant operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Quality Control labs supports production 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Plant maintenance shutdown period takes place for 2 to 3 weeks in August.



10 years in Cork, 60 years in the world

In 2019 Hovione celebrated its 10th anniversary at the Cork site in Ireland. Learn more.


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Manufacturing Plant

Hovione Ltd
Co. Cork
P43 DY23
Tel.: +353 21 451 2856
Fax: +353 21 437 8697
Email: contact@hovione.com
DUNS Nr: 985003840
Location: 51°49'20-01" N  8°18'28.23" W

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Other Locations

Hovione Hong Kong


Hovione Holding Asia Limited
Aubin House, 11th Floor
171-172 Gloucester Road
Hong Kong SAR
Tel.: +852 2891 1836
Fax: +852 2891 0943 

Hovione India


Hovione Holding Limited
C/o WeWork, 2nd floor,
Oberoi Commerz - II,  1,
Off Western Express Highway,
Oberoi Garden City, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400063
Tel.: +919 004 261 523