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Coloplast A/S
Publicly traded Aktieselskab
Traded as Nasdaq CopenhagenCOLO B
Industry Health care
Founded 1957
Founder Aage Louis-Hansen
Headquarters Humlebæk, Denmark
Key people
Lars Rasmussen (President and CEO), Michael Pram Rasmussen (Chairman) Niels Peter Louis-Hansen (Deputy chairman)
Products Ostomy bags, continence products, urology products, wound dressings
Revenue DKK 13.909 billion (2014/2015)[1]
DKK 4.535 billion (2014/2015, before special items)[1]
Profit DKK 0.899 billion (2014/2015, after special items)[1]
Total assets DKK 10.817 billion (September 2015)[1]
Total equity DKK 4.706 billion (September 2015)[1]
Number of employees
9,706 (FTE, September 2015)[1]

Coloplast is an international company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care.

Coloplast was founded in 1957 by Aage Louis-Hansen, and his son Niels Peter Louis-Hansen owns 20% of the company and is Deputy chairman.[2] It employs more than 9,700 people and operates around the world, with sales activities in 53 countries and production in Denmark, Hungary, France, China and the US.[3] It has its headquarters in Humlebæk, Denmark. Its U.S. headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The company supplies products to hospitals and institutions as well as wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets, Coloplast is a direct supplier to consumers.

The company had revenues of DKK 13.909 billion in 2014/2015. Europe constitutes the biggest market with 64% of sales while 21% of sales are in North America and 15% in the rest of the world.[1]

Coloplast is noted on the Danish Stock Exchange, and has for a number of years been represented among the 20 most traded shares in the country.

In 2015 Coloplast was listed as the 33rd most innovative company by Forbes Magazine.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Annual Report 2014/2015" (PDF). Coloplast. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "Niels Peter Louis-Hansen". Forbes. Retrieved 18 January 2015. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Most Innovative Companies". Forbes. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 

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