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Coloplast 

“Market Cap $17.35 B As of May 2014

At a Glance

  • Industry: Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Founded: 1957
  • Country: Denmark
  • CEO: Lars Rasmussen
  • Website: www.coloplast.com
  • Employees: 8,412
  • Sales: $2.11 B
  • Headquarters: Humlebaek

Forbes Lists

#1353 Global 2000

  • #1132 in Profit
  • #645 in Market value

#12 Innovative Companies

Profile

Coloplast A/S is engaged in the development and market of medical health care products and services. It operates through the Sales Regions and Production Units segments, which include the following business areas: Wound and Skin Care, Disposable Surgical Urology (DSU), and Surgical Urology (SU). The Wound and Skin Care business area covers sale of wound and skin care products namely: foam dressings, hydrocolloids, hydrogels, and alginates. The DSU business area includes production and sale of disposable urology products such as pads and devices. The SU business area covers urology products such as Inflatable Penile Prosthesis, Tutoplast Processed Pericardium, Male Sling System, and others. The company was founded on September 4, 1957 and is headquartered in Humlebaek, Denmark.

“The Coloplast history

It all started back in 1954. Nurse Elise Sørensen was concerned by the dramatic change in her sister’s lifestyle following an ostomy operation. Thora no longer dared to go out, fearing that her stoma would leak in public. Elise was determined to help her sister out of her isolation.

She came up with the idea of an ostomy bag with an adhesive ring, which would make it fit tightly to the skin. This would prevent leakage and give her sister – and thousands of people like her – the chance to return to their normal life.

A simple solution with great significance

Today, our business includes ostomy care, continence care, surgical urology, wound care and skin care. In all these areas, we are guided by Elise’s passion and commitment. Like her, we work closely with people who have intimate healthcare needs. We listen to their needs and respond with products and services that make their lives easier.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Coloplast.com

**Video published on YouTube by “ColoplastCorp