About Us > The CEO’s welcome

Dear Visitor,

Let me welcome you at Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC’s website where you read about our company’s history and our wide-ranging activities.

Egis Pharmaceuticals PLC is one of the leading generic pharmaceutical companies in the CEE and CIS regions with activities extending to every field of pharmaceutical production from research and development, through active ingredient and finished production to sales and marketing.

In our home country, Hungary, our APIs and drugs are developed and produced at three production sites. Over more than one hundred years that have passed since the foundation of our company in 1913, Egis has grown into an internationally renowned company with about 4300 employees worldwide. Our successes have been established by our company’s founding CEO, the pharmacist Sándor Balla, who laid great emphasis not only on manufacturing high-quality products but on the export and R&D as well, which ensured our continuous growth.

To this day, these are the key pillars of Egis’ development. We devote a regionally outstanding amount to research and development in our 2015/2016 financial year it totalled 43 million euro. In the past years we have renewed and significantly increased our innovation capacities. At each of our three production sites we have constructed R&D centers, where high value added – e.g. combination – products are developed providing modern, cost-effective therapies for the patients.

Our products are sold to 58 countries and 80% our 536 million euro turnover derived from export. Besides Hungary, we sell our products under the brand name Egis in 17 countries through our network of subsidiaries and representative offices. Our drugs acting on the cardiovascular, central nervous and respiratory systems account for two-thirds of our turnover and we continuously open towards new areas. In 2013 Egis launched Europe’s first biosimilar monoclonal antibody and it is our strategic goal to become a key player in the biosimilar therapies’ segment.

I sincerely hope that my short introduction has aroused your interest and that you will find the answer to all your questions on our pages.

I wish you a pleasant visit!

Dr. István Hodász
Chief Executive Officer