Hovid started as a humble Herbal tea stall, selling Ho Yan Hor herbal tea.
Evolved into a herbal tea factory, producing Ho Yan Hor Medicated Oil.
Hovid transformed into a Pharmaceutical manaufacturing company, producing OTC & ethical drugs.
Hovid's soft gel manufacturing plant was commissioned.
Hovid's injectable production plant started operation.
Hovid's 2nd R&D team was formed in collaboration with the School of Pharmaceutical Science, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Hovid's subsidiary (Carotech) patented its extraction process of palm tocotrienols and started its commercial production scale.
Hovid's Metformin 850mg Slow Release formulation was commercialized.
Hovid's Bioequivalent metformin tablets 500mg was Published in International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutic vol.37, no.7.
Hovid's Bioequivalent metformin slow release formulation 850mg was published in Drug Development & Industry Pharmacy vol.25, no.5.
Hovid was approved as a supplier to UNICEF's drugs procurement program.
Hovid filed patents for:-
Hovid was selected by the Malaysia government for PIC/S GMP Inspection.
Hovid Inc. Philippines started operation in sales and marketing.
Hovid Ireland started operation in soft gel manufacturing.
Hovid R&D project on Improved oral biovailability of artemisinin through inclusion complexation with beta and gamma cyclodextrins was published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics.
Hovid acquired technology of Effervescent disinfectants tablets - Germisep.
Hovid signed up agreement with Kyoto University Japan for tocotrienols pharmacological studies.
Hovid filed patent for hair growth formulation.
Hovid's Artemisinin work was published in Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmacology.
Hovid novel formulation of tocotrienols (SupraBioTM) patent was granted in the USA.
Hovid completed its second manufacturing site for non penicillin non cephalosporin solid dosage forms.
Hovid went into Biotechnology products collaborative work with Bioway China.
Hovid acquired second line Softgel manufacturing facilities.
Hovid listed at the 2nd Board of Bursa Securities Malaysia Berhad on April 5 with the name of Hovid Berhad.
Hovid subsidiary’s, Hovid Marketing Sdn. Bhd. Launched its multi level network marketing business.
Hovid migrated from 2nd Board to Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
Hovid incorporated 4 new wholly-owned subsidiaries as follow to further expand the business reach.
Hovid incorporated 3 new wholly-owned subsidiaries as follow:
Hovid incorporated 2 new joint ventures companies as follow to further expand overseas business.
Hovid won the followings of the year.
Hovid International Limited entered into a shareholders’ agreement with Wellgo Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd in Hong Kong.
Hovid’s subsidiary, Carotech entered into a joint venture agreement with Khard Soaps Ptd Ltd.
Hovid’s subsidiary, Carotech incorporated with Carotech Bio-Vits Sdn. Bhd.
Hovid acquired Hovid Research Sdn. Bhd. For R&D activities
Hovid entered joint venture agreement with Biodeal Pharmaceuticals Ptd. Ltd in India
Hovid incorporated with Agroid S.A in the Republic of Colombia
Hovid obtained US patent on “Hair Growth Formulation”
Hovid won the followings Awards of the year.
Hovid incorporated new subsidiary, Best Practice International Sdn. Bhd.
Hovid owns laboratory to conduct BE studies
Hovid collaborated with USM and MPOB in the clinical study on efficiency of tocotrienols on preventing stroke
Hovid’s subsidiary, Carotech obtained US patent on “Recovery of Phytonutrients from Oils”
First completed human clinical study with proven benefits of palm tocotrienols on neuroprotection.
Palm Tocotrienols was published at Stroke Journal: Human Study on the Protection Effect of Palm Vitamin E Tocotrienols.
Dating back to early 1940s, when the business was first established, Hovid’s only commodity was Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea, concocted by its founder, Dr. Ho Kai Cheong. With the intention of helping people, Dr. Ho Kai Cheong formulated a unique concoction of 24 specially chosen herbs and developed Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea. It was a popular alternative to western medicine during post world war II with its cooling and anti viral properties. The Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea was the most sought after solution during the worldwide flu epidemic in 1950s. Since then, Ho Yan Hor has become a household name. After 70 years, Ho Yan Hor Herbal Tea still remains a favorite among many as a natural herbal beverage.
In the 1980s, along with his father’s success, Mr David Ho, as a well trained pharmacist, led Hovid into a new chapter of manufacturing excellence. Armed with expertise in pharmacy with strong passion of entrepreneurship, David ventured into mainstream medical approaches. From that point on, Hovid grew to become one of Malaysia’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturers of high quality and innovative medicinal preparations and health supplements with more than 350 products distributed over 50 countries globally. Listed on the Main Board of Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, Hovid spells familiarity and quality among healthcare providers. With the various divisions in the organization that have been established through years of experience, we are able to deliver speed, excellence and above all, “Continuous Innovation and Quality”.
You could visit Hovid's website at www.hovid.com for more information.
David Ho | Managing Director
Hovid, a Malaysian pharmaceutical company that is active in the development and manufacturing of the pharmaceutical specialties. We are proud of our patented SupraBioTM delivery system and its continuous research and development to develop the technologies to improve the bio-availability.
At Hovid, we strive to make quality, reliability and innovation as our business culture. Innovation is the key to our growth and excellent customer service is our priority; as we are committed to delivery the quality products on time with good service.
Our goal is to be a major manufacturer and distributor of the superior pharmaceutical and health products to both local and global market. Your feedback and comment are always welcome and appreciated as Hovid is committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our businesses.
Hovid emphasizes on developing the full potential of our employees by providing the opportunities and professional training to enhance their skills and know-how. We believe that having the right people with us, we are able to play our role more effectively as a reliable healthcare provider.