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Fresenius 

“Market Cap $27.79 B As of May 2014

At a Glance

  • Industry: Medical Equipment & Supplies
  • Founded: 1912
  • Country: Germany
  • CEO: Ulf Mark Schneider
  • Website: www.fresenius.de
  • Employees: 178,337
  • Sales: $26.99 B
  • Headquarters: Bad Homburg

Forbes Lists

#303 Global 2000

  • #347 in Sales
  • #488 in Profit
  • #526 in Assets
  • #393 in Market value

#75 Innovative Companies (2012) (#78 in 2011)

Profile

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA is engaged in the provision of healthcare related products and services. It operates through the following segments: Fresenius Medical Care, Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Helios, and Fresenius Vamed. The Fresenius Medical Care segment provides products and services for individuals undergoing dialysis due to chronic kidney failure. The Fresenius Kabi segment offers infusion therapies, intravenously administered generic drugs, and clinical nutrition for ill patients in hospitals and outpatient environments. The Fresenius Helios segment operates hospitals. The Fresenius Vamed segment deals with engineering and services for hospitals and other health care facilities. The company was founded by Eduard Fresenius in October 1912 and is headquartered in Bad Homburg, Germany.

“Fresenius History

A brief history of the company

Fresenius has also set up a website dedicated to the company’s 100th anniversary, featuring an interactive, multimedia company history in digital format and two historical films telling the story of Fresenius’ first century:

1462 – Opening of the Hirsch Pharmacy

1912 – Founding of the company

1933/34 – Production in Bad Homburg

1946 – Unexpected death of founder Eduard Fresenius

1951 – Else Kröner takes over responsibility for Fresenius

1955 – Expansion of solution products range

1966 – Dialysis machines

1974 – St. Wendel plant

1979 – Schweinfurt plant

1982 – Joint stock company

1983 – Polysulfone fibre membrane

1986 – Stock market flotation

1990 – Sales exceed one billion marks

1996 – Founding of Fresenius Medical Care

1997 – Friedberg plant

1998 – Founding of Fresenius Kabi / Head Office in Bad Homburg

1999 – Business segments Fresenius Kabi and Fresenius ProServe / Fresenius Medical Care debuts on the DAX

2001 – Wittgensteiner Kliniken acquired

2003 – Production reaches milestone of 50 million dialyzers a year

2005 – Fresenius acquires HELIOS, one of the top three private hospital operators in Germany

2006 – Fresenius Medical Care takes over Renal Care Group

2007 – Fresenius becomes a European Company (SE)

2008 – Fresenius Kabi acquires Dabur Pharma and APP Pharmaceuticals

2009 – Fresenius SE joins the DAX

2011 – Share conversion and change of legal form

2012 – Fresenius turns 100

*Information from Forbes.com and Fresenius.de

**Video published on YouTube by “FreseniusTV