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 42,000 employees worldwide
  • Approximately 2,500 staff in the UK, across three sites
  • 7th largest investor in R&D in the UK within the pharmaceutical sector*
  • 27th largest investor in R&D in the UK across all sectors, which makes the company amongst the ten largest American investors in R&D in Britain*
  • Over £75m invested into our Erl Wood R&D facility in the past decade.
  • Over £1.1bn spent on UK R&D operations in the past decade
  • Clinical research conducted in more than 55 countries
  • Manufacturing plants located in 13 countries
  • Products marketed in 125 countries

    *Department for Business, 2010 R&D Scoreboard
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