Fresenius’ goal is to ensure and expand its long-term position as a leading international provider of products and services in the health care industry. To this end, and to geographically expand our business, we plan to grow organically as well as through selective small to medium-sized acquisitions, complementing our existing portfolio. We are constantly seeking new above-average growth opportunities in developing as well as in emerging countries. Our aim is to strengthen our activities in these regions and successively introduce further products from our portfolio into these markets.
Fresenius Medical Care is the worldwide leader in dialysis, with a strong market position in the United States. Future opportunities in dialysis will arise from further expansion in dialysis care and products worldwide.
Fresenius Kabi is the market leader in infusion therapy in Europe and Latin America. In Europe and the key markets in Asia-Pacific (including China) and Latin America, Fresenius Kabi is the leader in the clinical nutrition market. In the United States, Fresenius Kabi is one of the leading players in the market for generic IV drugs. In addition, Fresenius Kabi is one of the most important providers of transfusion technology. Fresenius Kabi plans to roll out products from its existing portfolio to the United States and other growth markets. Market share is to be expanded further through the launch of new products in the field of IV drugs, infusion therapy, clinical nutrition, and medical devices / transfusion technology.
With 86 hospitals, Fresenius Helios operates in nearly all of Germany. Building on this, Fresenius Helios is now in the position to develop new patient care models. To benefit from the trend towards outpatient treatment, Helios Germany has been expanding outpatient service offerings in a separate division. Helios Spain has attractive growth opportunities through the expansion and construction of hospitals, and potential for further consolidation in the highly fragmented private hospital market in Spain. Helios exploits upcoming opportunities for cross-border synergies in areas such as laboratory services and joint purchasing. The cross-border exchange of experience and knowledge is gradually creating the economic prerequisites for the further internationalization of our hospital business.
Fresenius Vamed will further expand its position as a global specialist for projects and services for hospitals and other health care facilities. With the integration of Fresenius Helios’ German inpatient rehabilitation business, Fresenius Vamed is strengthening its position as one of the leading providers of private rehabilitation services in Europe. Furthermore, the collaboration with Fresenius Helios will be further intensified. This applies, for example, to technical services or purchasing, where Fresenius Helios is cooperating with Fresenius Vamed for selected products.