Johnson & Johnson is an American company engaged in manufacturing and selling a wide range of healthcare products. The company also does research and development, and it is organized into three business areas of consumer products, medical devices, and pharmaceutical products. The consumer products division of the company handles a broad range of items used in oral care, baby care, wound care products, women’s health products, over-the-counter pharmaceutical products, and beauty products. The pharmaceutical division of the company deals with five therapeutic areas, which include cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, oncology, neuroscience, vaccines, infectious diseases, and immunology. Medical devices division deals with a broad range of items used in surgery, orthopedics, vision care products, diabetes care, and cardiovascular products
Headquarters Of Johnson & Johnson
The headquarters of Johnson & Johnson is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The headquarters of consumer division is found in Skillman, New Jersey. The company has 250 subsidiary companies operating in about 100 countries and selling products in approximately 200 countries around the globe. Johnson & Johnson Corporation has 57 offices located in 31 countries. In 2015, the company had global sales of more than $70.1 billion.
Revenues Of Johnson & Johnson
In 2017, Johnson & Johnson had revenues of $76.5 billion. In 2018, it increased to $81.6 billion, which was an increase of 6.7%. The pharmaceutical division, medical devices division and consumer division of the company generates 49.9%, 33.1%, and 17% of the total revenue respectively. Approximately 51.3% of the revenues are generated from the US alone, 23% is generated from Europe, 7.5% is generated from the Western hemisphere that excludes the US, and 18.2% is generated in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific.
The Founders Of The Company
Johnson & Johnson was founded in 1886 by three brothers Robert Wood Johnson, James Wood Johnson, and Edward Johnson. The Johnson Brothers wanted to start a business that would create a ready-to-use surgical dressing after they heard a speech by Joseph Lister, who was an antiseptic advocate in 1885. The company was incorporated in 1887, and the first President of the company was Robert Wood Johnson. Robert Wood Johnson worked throughout the 19th century, trying to improve sanitation practices. The company was a pioneer of the first commercial first aid kits, and although it was designed to assist workers on the railroad, it soon became a common practice in treating various injuries. Johnson & Johnson’s heritage baby business was started in 1894 when the maternity kits were launched.
About the Author
Benjamin Elisha Sawe holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics and an MBA in Strategic Management. He is a frequent World Atlas contributor.
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