Our Story

 

Follow us through our unique

heritage and history


Hovid (formerly known as Ho Yan Hor) carries with her years of invaluable experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Let’s have a quick look at how Hovid grew to become one of the Malaysia's leading pharmaceutical manufacturers of high quality and innovative medicinal preparations and health supplements with more than 400 products distributed over 50 countries globally.

 
  • 1941-1980 BUILDING THE BUSINESS

    Our founder Dr Ho Kai Cheong successfully created and built the 1st and longest-standing product, Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea, which is still today a famous household name near and far.

  • 1980- TRANSFORMATION

    The son of Dr Ho Kai Cheong, Mr David Ho, transformed the traditional herbal tea business into a global pharmaceutical company.

  • 1991- 1999 HIGHLIGHT OF OUR R&D WORK

    1991
    Soft gel manufacturing plant commissioned


    1993
    2nd R&D team formed with School of Pharmaceutical Science, USM

  • 2000-2005 CELEBRATING MAJOR MILESTONES

    2000
    Approved by UNICEF’s drugs procurement program


    2001
    Obtain PIC/s GMP Certification


    Hovid Inc incorporated in the Philippines


    Hovid R&D project published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics


    2002
    Acquisition of effervescent disinfectant tablet technology


    2003
    Suprabio patent granted in USA


    2nd manufacturing site completed


    2004
    Industry Excellence Award 2004 from Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)


    Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award


    2005
    Publicly listed on the second board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) under the name Hovid Berhad

  • 2006-2016 POWERING ON IN THE JOURNEY TO BECOME A MAJOR GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICAL PARTNER

    2006
    Technology Business Review Award
    Excellence in Pharmaceutical Industry


    2007
    Hovid Ltd incorporated in Hong Kong


    Process Innovation Award


    2008
    Hovid R&D team transferred to Hovid Research Sdn Bhd (Now known as Attest Research Sdn Bhd)


    Frost & Sullivan Industrial Technologies Award


    ICIS International Innovation Award


    2016
    Restoration of Ho Yan Hor Museum


    Opening of Largest BE Centre in Penang


    ASEAN Business Awards Malaysia (ABAM) Healthcare Category


    Pangkor Dialogue Awards - Excellence in Pharmaceutical