First Cathejell production in 1972

In its corporate history, Montavit can look back on a large number of milestones in various areas, be it in product development, at the Absam site or in entering new markets and internationalization.

Our History

In its corporate history, Montavit can look back on a large number of milestones in various areas, be it in product development, at the Absam site or in entering new markets and internationalization. The following is an overview:

2022

Cathejell Abfüllung

New Cathejell facility goes into operation

2021

Montavit Foto Bürogebäude

Office building is completed

2020

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New production building is built

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2019

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New office building being built

2018

New product launch Taviforte

2016

New product launch Tavituss

2015

Market entry Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

2013

With Katherina Schmidt, the next
family generation joins Montavit.

2011

Completion of extension building

Research laboratories and production

2009

Market entry Canada and South Korea

2005

New building in Absam

Consolidation of all production activities in Absam

2003

Market entry Spain and Thailand

2002

Market entry Italy

2001

New product launch Incontan

2000

Market entry Malaysia

1997

Market entry Germany

1996

Chepharin

Acquisition of 100% of Chepharin in Klagenfurt as contract manufacturer for solid forms, including charcoal tablets

1992

Dr. Oswald Mayr takes over the entire shares of Montavit.

1989

From 1985 to 1989, the entire building complex was completely renovated.

1986

Patent for steam sterilized catheter gel: Cathejell

1978

Dr. Oswald Mayr takes over 50% of the shares from Dr. Albin Mayr and joins the company as Managing Director.

1955

At the end of the 1955 financial year, Dr. Albin Mayr, as Managing Director, acquired the 50% shares from Daniel Swarovski. The other shares belonged to Dr. Fröhlich and his daughter Dr. Eva Fröhlich.

1951

First antihistamine production in Austria.

From the very beginning, Montavit has endeavored to assert itself on the market with its own products through its own research, active ingredient development and production. This also requires a state of the art technical facility and the associated knowledge and skills. This was always rewarded and documented by contract orders, partly from abroad.

1950

In 1950, the company moved to new, larger premises in Absam.

Montavit’s first product was “Montavit”, a powdered food supplement containing lecithin, glucose, vitamins, protein and cocoa. This was more than justified in those deprived times, when malnutrition and vitamin deficiency were the starting point for many diseases. The company motto at the time was “we produce and supply without restriction”.

1945

In November 1945, the company Montavit was founded by Dr. Alfred Fröhlich and Daniel Swarovski, with Dr. Albin Mayr as chemist.

A part of the building in the Swarovski Plant II in Wattens was rented as the location for production.