Key Facts

Lilly at a glance

  • A heritage of more than 140 years: founded on May 10, 1876
  • Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • Approximately 38,000 employees worldwide
  • More than 8000 employees engaged in research and development.
  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries
  • Manufacturing plants located in 8 countries
  • Research and development facilities located in 8 countries
  • Products marketed in 120 countries
  • Lilly's annual investment in R&D globally is over $5bn, which amounts to $20m spent per workday and almost 25% of company revenue.

Lilly supports the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) the largest private-public partnership in Life Science R&D and actively participates in some 19 projects for diabetes, neuroscience and oncology, investing more than €20 million