Orion’s milestones in the 1950s

1952: Orion decides to invest more strongly in the development of new drugs. Joachim Alberty from Germany is hired to supervise this work.

1953: Orion begins to prepare Calmette, a vaccine against tuberculosis. X-rays provided for Orion's staff at the Vallila plant in Helsinki to identify tuberculosis. People standing in line: Toivo Lindroos (being examined), Väinö Koskio, Onni Hynninen, Holger Vihko and Johan Salminen. P-L Noroviita and Anja Leppänen at the table.

1955: Orion acquires the Chymos confectionery and beverage plant. Its operations expand into the engineering, forestry and construction industries.