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Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH is a pharmaceutical company which concentrates on the development of human pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, chemicals, and animal health products. The Human Pharmaceuticals sector is the company's largest division, accounting for around 95% of sales. This includes prescription medicines and consumer healthcare products.
The company was founded in 1885 during the Gründerzeit by the German chemist Dr Albert Boehringer. Initially it produced tartaric acid from wine yeast in a small factory in Ingelheim, together with 20 employees. Today, 120 years later, the Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies. For some years now, Boehringer Ingelheim has been one of the fastest-growing companies in the pharmaceutical industry and one of the world's largest manufacturers of biopharmaceuticals for industrial customers. Boehringer Ingelheim currently has 143 affiliated companies in and outside Germany.
Fields of activity
Boehringer Ingelheim researches, develops, manufactures and supplies pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals. The primary focus is on Human Pharmaceuticals, including treatments for respiratory, cardiovascular, central nervous system, urological and viral disorders. In addition the research has been intensified into the immune system, metabolic diseases, and cancer. Oncology is new among Boehringer Ingelheim’s indication areas.
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma Chemicals has pioneered the commercial production of monomers and biodegradable polymers for more than 20 years. The mission of the Product Unit RESOMER® within Boehringer Ingelheim Phama Chemicals Division is to develop, produce, and sell monomers and biodegradable polymers for the production of medical devices or pharmaceutical formulations.
Operational and development sites
The company's largest site and corporate headquarters is located in Ingelheim am Rhein near Mainz and Frankfurt, Germany. However, Boehringer Ingelheim is a globally operating company, with almost 150 subsidiaries around the globe. Their main business regions are Europe, North America and Asia.
As of December 2005, the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies had nearly 37,500 employees worldwide. Of these, around 30% worked in production, 37% in marketing and sales and 16% in research and development. In Germany, Belgium, Brazil, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, Boehringer Ingelheim has received recognition as one of the best employers. For example, the German magazine 'Capital' placed the company second in a 2005 list of Germany's best employers, and in the United Kingdom the company was placed 19th in The Sunday Times' 100 Best Companies To Work For. In 2006 the Science magazine (US) put Boehringer Ingelheim at the 2nd place of the top employers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries..
Key product lines
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