Key Facts

Lilly at a glance

  • Almost a 140 years history and heritage in making people’s lives better: founded on May 10, 1876
  • Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.
  • Approximately 38,000 employees worldwide
  • More than 7,700 employees engaged in research and development.
  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries
  • Manufacturing plants located in 13 countries
  • Research and development facilities located in eight countries
  • Products marketed in 125 countries
  • Lilly’s annual investment in R&D in Europe doubled to over €450 million over the last decade
  • €1.2 billion invested in manufacturing over 10 years

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