Facts & Figures

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

Quick Facts

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    Over 1,000 people working in R&D worldwide
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    More than €200 mio. invested into R&D per year
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    About 1,500 active patents and approx. 60 new patents filed in 2023
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    Research center in Hamburg, two innovation centers in China and the US, and development labs in Brazil, India and Japan
    300 studies with 8,500 participants at our own study center and more than 700 studies with over 20,000 participants worldwide