Our History

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Our History

In 1968, our late founder and Chairman, Sir Allen McClay, pursued his vision of one company making a substantial contribution to healthcare across the globe and began the journey of Almac. Today, Allen’s vision and legacy continues to live on through our valued employees. Our unique culture, passionate people and constant drive for innovative solutions is at the heart of what we do and makes Almac a very special organisation.

1968

Galen Ltd founded by Allen McClay

Galen Ltd was founded by Allen McClay who was inspired by the Greco-Roman doctor and father of modern medicine Claudius Galenus and his philosophy of experience through zealous research.

1978

Pharmaceutical Manufacturing commences in Craigavon, UK

1988

Clinical Trial Supply operations commence in Craigavon

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