representation Montavit history

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:

2020

New production building is built

photo New production building

2019

New office building being built

photo New office building

2018

New product launch Taviforte

Taviforte Packshot

2016

New product launch Tavituss

Tavituss Packshot

2015

Market entry Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

MMarket entry Australia, New Zealand and South Africa

2013

With Katherina Schmidt, the next
family generation joins Montavit.

photo Mag. Katherina Schmidt

2011

Completion of extension building - research laboratories and production

photo New Building

2009

Market entry Canada and South Korea

Market entry Canada and South Korea

2006

Establishment of sales offices in Romania and Serbia

Establishment of sales offices in Romania and Serbia

2005

New building in Absam and consolidation of all production activities in Absam

New building in Absam

2004

Establishment of a sales office in Ukraine

Establishment of a sales office in Ukraine

2003

Market entry Spain and Thailand

Market entry Spain and Thailand

2002

Market entry Italy

Market entry Italy

2001

New product launch Incontan

Inkontan Packshot

2000

Market entry Malaysia

Market entry Malaysia

1999

Establishment of sales offices in Bulgaria and Russia

Establishment of sales offices in Bulgaria and Russia

1997

Market entry Germany

Market entry Germany

1996

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

Logo Chepharin

1992

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

photo Dr. Oswald Mayr

1989

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

Renovation

1986

Patent for steam sterilized catheter gel: Cathejell

Cathejell

1978

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

Foto Dr. Oswald Mayr

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.

photo Dr. Albin Mayr

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.

Antihistamin Production

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".

move to Absam

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.

Foundation of Montavit