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Today we celebrate our 62nd Anniversary

April 8, 2021

Timeline 60 years of history | Hovione

Today we are celebrating another anniversary, our 62nd.

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, the first two letters of the three founders’ names: HO, VI and ON were used to create the name Hovione. 

Working initially out of the basement of the Villax family home in Lisbon, success soon followed.

Today, we have a global footprint, employing over 2,000 people of 34 nationalities, working in 9 locations from 3 continents. Hovione remains a privately-owned, family business.


Learn more about our 62 years of history



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