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Fresenius is an international health care group with products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient medical care. In addition, Fresenius focuses on hospital operations and offers engineering and services for hospitals and other health care facilities.

Fresenius has the legal form of an SE & Co. KGaA (a partnership limited by shares).

The operating business comprises the business segments, all of which are legally independent entities managed by the operating parent company Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA. This Group structure has not changed in the reporting period.

  • Fresenius Medical Care is the world’s leading dialysis company, with products and services for patients with chronic kidney failure. As of December 31, 2012, Fresenius Medical Care treated 257,916 patients at 3,160 dialysis clinics.
  • Fresenius Kabi specializes in infusion therapies, intravenously administered drugs (IV drugs), and clinical nutrition for critically and chronically ill people in hospitals and outpatient care. The company is also a leading supplier of medical devices and products in the area of transfusion technology.
  • Fresenius Helios is one of the largest private hospital operators in Germany. The HELIOS Kliniken Group operates 72 proprietary clinics. HELIOS has a total of more than 23,000 beds.
  • Fresenius Vamed provides engineering and services for hospitals and other health care facilities internationally.
  • The segment Corporate / Other comprises the holding activities of Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, the IT service provider Fresenius Netcare, which operates mainly for Group companies, and Fresenius Biotech. Fresenius Biotech is active in research and development in the field of antibody therapies. In December 2012, Fresenius decided to focus on its four established business segments Fresenius Medical Care, Fresenius Kabi, Fresenius Helios, and Fresenius Vamed. The Fresenius Biotech subsidiary will be discontinued. Fresenius is currently assessing the option of continuing the immunosuppressive drug ATG-Fresenius S within the Group, but will divest the trifunctional antibody Removab business.
    Corporate / Other also includes the consolidation measures conducted among the business segments.

The Fresenius Group operates internationally and all business segments have a regional and decentralized structure. Responsibilities are clearly defined in line with the Company’s “entrepreneur in the enterprise” management principle. Additionally, management accountability is reinforced by an earnings-oriented and target-linked compensation system. Fresenius has an international sales network and maintains 90 production sites around the globe. Large production sites are located in the United States, China, Japan, Germany, and Sweden. Production plants are also located in other European countries and in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and South Africa. This international production network allows us to meet the high logistical and regulatory requirements, to optimize transportation costs and to largely offset currency exposure.

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