In 1953, Georges Viollier, MD founds the Viollier laboratory in Basel, at home in the basement.
More than lab medicine – committed to blazing trails, driving development, and achieving more
On the way back from school, his four children use their bicycles to pick up the sample material from the physicians' milk boxes and bring it home to the lab.
Basel’s first bike messenger was born.
A story of three generations
With pioneering spirit, the pursuit of perfection and the care of the details Georges Viollier, MD put the foundation of our way of thinking and working. We remain faithful to these values for generations.
Marc-André Viollier, MD, Anne-Françoise Viollier, MD, Edouard H. Viollier, MD, the second generation, takes over the management of the company in stages, while soon the third generation during school vacancies is assembling customer packages with preanalytics. Today, the children of MD Edouard H. Viollier, Chairman of the Board of Directors Viollier AG, are also committed in the company. Dominic Viollier, lic. oec. HSG as CEO and Natalie Krebser-Viollier, lic. phil. psychologist in Human Resources. Both daughters of Anne-Françoise Viollier, MD, are currently employed as doctors at university hospitals.
Continuity as a success factor
In 1986, the foundation was laid for the first two buildings of the state-of-the-art laboratory center in Switzerland, which went into operation in 1988 and 1989. A third lab building was added to the center in 2014. It took a total of 28 years from planning to completion of these three lab buildings.
Long-term thinking – sustainable action
Our dynamic and growing family company is based on visionary, sustainable management with authentic values and skills at all levels. Processes and structures are continuously questioned, redesigned from scratch and adapted to current as well as future needs. The ambition to further improve the best practice and to realize new ideas makes a decisive contribution to medical progress, and is based on the ongoing and customer-oriented commitment of a family and a motivated and dedicated team with more than 700 employees.
Our consulting team, unique in terms of competence, experience and passion, will be at your side day and night with help and advice. Contact us and see for yourself.