Fresenius Group Overview

Fresenius Medical Care

Dialysis treatment with the 5008 therapy system.

Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading provider of products and services for people with chronic kidney failure. About 3.2 million patients with this disease worldwide regularly undergo dialysis treatment. Dialysis is a vital blood cleansing procedure that substitutes the function of the kidney in case of kidney failure.

Through its network of more than 3,800 dialysis clinics in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Africa, Fresenius Medical Care provides dialysis treatments for more than 320,000 patients around the globe. Fresenius Medical Care is also the world‘s leading provider of dialysis products such as hemodialysis machines, dialyzers and related disposable products.

The company's strategy is geared toward sustainable growth. Fresenius Medical Care aims to continuously improve the quality of life of patients with kidney disease by offering innovative products and treatment concepts of the highest quality.

Fresenius Medical Care’s corporate headquarters are in Bad Homburg v.d.H., Germany. The headquarters of North America are in Waltham, Massachusetts and the headquarters of Asia-Pacific are located in Hong Kong.

Fresenius Medical Care Corporate Movie

Company movie on the occasion of Fresenius Medical Care’s 20th anniversary.

Key figures (IFRS)


€ millions







+ 7 %




+ 4 %

 Net income



+ 5 %

 Operating cash flow



+ 13 %

 Capital expenditures/acqusitions



- 5 %

 R & D expenses



- 11 %

 Employees (December 31)



+ 4 %


  • Some figures adjusted for special items
  • Net income = Net income attributable to shareholders of Fresenius Medical Care