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Coloplast A/S
Publicly traded Aktieselskab
Traded asNasdaq CopenhagenCOLO B
IndustryHealth care
FounderAage Louis-Hansen
Key people
Kristian Villumsen (President and CEO), Lars Rasmussen (Chairman) Niels Peter Louis-Hansen (Deputy chairman)
ProductsOstomy bags, continence products, urology products, wound dressings
RevenueDKK 14.681 billion (2015/2016)[1]
DKK 4.846 billion (2015/2016, before special items)
DKK 0.899 billion (2014/2015, after special items)[1]
Total assetsDKK 11.007 billion (September 2016)
Total equityDKK 5.068 billion (September 2016)
Number of employees
9,817 (FTE, September 2016)

Coloplast A/S is a Danish multinational 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 US headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The company manufactures and 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 14.681 billion in 2015/2016. Europe constitutes the biggest market with 63% of sales while 22% 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.[4]

In 2015 Coloplast was listed as the 33rd most innovative company in the world by Forbes Magazine.[5]


  1. ^ a b c (PDF). Coloplast Retrieved 21 February 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Niels Peter Louis-Hansen". Forbes. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
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  4. ^ "Gynækolog Niels Lund Middelfart". Sunday, 5 February 2017
  5. ^ "Most Innovative Companies". Forbes. Retrieved 14 December 2015.

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