Facts & Figures

Some interesting key facts & figures about our global Research & Development at a glance.

Quick Facts
  • 1,290 global employees working in Research & Development
    €143 million annual investment into R&D in 2017
    The Consumer Business Segment filed patents for 47 innovations in 2016
    Laboratories in Germany, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Mexico and the USA to study and meet regional skin care needs
    Globally renowned Skin Research Center, one of the largest and most modern in Europe
  • International Open Innovation initiative launched in 2010 to increase our innovative capacity
    1,750 studies conducted worldwide with 44,000 participants
    600 internal studies conducted with 16,000 participants at Beiersdorf test center
    Over 500 close research partnerships with universities, research centers and start-up companies worldwide