Irish Examiner, November 16, 2018
The new office underlines the importance of Japan for Hovione’s business activities. Japan is a strategic market for Hovione where the company is growing both its off patent API and its contract manufacturing businesses. The new office will support customer relations and help in the development of new business within Japan, while reinforcing Hovione’s global position.
“We are delighted to be opening our office in Osaka. Hovione’s advanced technologies and focus on quality gives us an excellent fit with the Japanese market so we wanted to have a local presence offering the best possible support to our customers” said Mrs. Kristine Senft, Hovione’s Vice-President of Marketing and Sales.
“We are fortunate to have Mr. Yasushi Usuda leading our office as he is a Japanese national with 20 years international business experience. Mr. Usuda will ensure seamless communication with our customers and help us to develop our business even further.” said Dr. Roger Viney, Senior Director of Off-Patent APIs.
The new office is located at 20F Hankyu Grand Building 8-47 Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku Osaka 530-00178, Japan. The office offers a good accessibility and is centrally located in Osaka next to the main train station.
Hovione is an international company with over 50 years’ experience in the development and compliant manufacture of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Drug Product Intermediates. With four FDA inspected sites in the USA, China, Ireland, and Portugal, and development laboratories in Lisbon and New Jersey the company focuses on the most demanding customers in the most regulated markets. The company also offers branded pharmaceutical customers services for the development and compliant manufacture of innovative new drugs, and is able to support highly potent compounds. In the inhalation area Hovione is the only independent company offering a complete range of services.