Facts and Figures

Roche in numbers

  • Over 80 employees in Irish headquarters in Citywest and more than 90,000 employees in 100 countries worldwide
  • No. 1 Irish supplier of medicines for cancer and viral diseases
  • Ranked in the top five pharmaceutical companies worldwide
  • No. 1 in in-vitro diagnostics, tissue based cancer diagnostics and a pioneer in diabetes management
  • The world's largest biotech company 
  • 2017 Group Sales: over 53.3 billion Swiss Francs
  • 2017 investment in R&D: over 9 billion Swiss francs


Who we work for

  • Our mission is to create, produce and market innovative healthcare solutions of high quality for unmet medical needs
  • There are approximately half a million users of Roche’s diabetes care products in the UK and Ireland
  • Approximately 295,000 patients particiapated in clinical trials of Roche medicines globally in 2017


Who we are

  • More than 50 percent of our Irish employees are third level graduates, with over 15% of employees holding a postgraduate qualification
  • We are committed to our employees, society, innovation and the environment
  • Our core values are Integrity, Courage, and Passion—we place these values at the centre of everything we do
  • Our annual, global fundraising event—Roche Children’s Walk—has enabled 7,300 children in Ethiopia to benefit from early childhood programmes and 2,000 children in Malawi to be supported through childhood development centres. 


Irish Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Currently generates over 50 percent of the country’s exports, contributing to making Ireland the second largest net exporter of medicines in the world
  • Nine of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies are located in Ireland, with seven of ten pharmaceutical blockbuster products manufactured here
  • Between 2011 and 2013, over €1.7 billion has been invested in the sector which has led to the creation of an additional 1,500 jobs
  • Directly employs over 24, 500 people, over half of whom are third level graduates
  • Employs another 24,500 people in the provision of services to the sector