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Beiersdorf AG is a leading provider of innovative, high-quality skin care products and has over 135 years of experience in this market segment. The Hamburg-based company has about 19,000 employees worldwide and is listed on the DAX, the German benchmark equities index. Beiersdorf generated sales of €7.1 billion in financial year 2017. Its product portfolio comprises strong, international leading skin and body care brands including NIVEA – the world’s No. 1 skin care brand* – Eucerin, Hansaplast/Elastoplast, and La Prairie. Millions of people around the world choose the Beiersdorf brands every day for its innovative, high-quality products. Further renowned brands such as Labello, Florena, 8x4, Hidrofugal, atrix, Aquaphor, SLEK, and Maestro round off the extensive portfolio. Beiersdorf’s wholly owned affiliate tesa SE, another globally leading manufacturer in its field, supplies self-adhesive products and system solutions to industry, craft businesses, and consumers.
* Source: Euromonitor International Limited; NIVEA by umbrella brand name in the categories Body Care, Face Care and Hand Care; in retail value terms, 2017.