Facts and Figures

Roche in numbers

  • Over 300 employees in Ireland and more than 80,000 employees in 150 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 
  • 2011 Group Sales: over 42.5 billion Swiss Francs
  • 2010 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 80 patients are enrolled in clinical trials of Roche medicines in Ireland


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 3,000 children from 60 villages in Malawi to receive hot meals, health check-ups and education at day centres. Irish employees raised over €10,000 for the 2010 Roche Children's Walk


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
  • Has invested over €7 billion in the Irish economy over the last 10 years
  • Directly employs over 25,000 people, over half of whom are third level graduates
  • Employs another 25,000 people in the provision of services to the sector
  • Created 2 out of every 5 pharmaceutical jobs which came to Europe in 2008
  • Makes an annual taxation payment to the State of some €3 billion
  • Has invested over €7 billion in Ireland over the last ten years, with a replacement value of the investment by the pharmaceutical sector in the Irish economy of over €40 billion (according to IDA Ireland)