Turnover: 413.8 million EUR (2023)

Country: Switzerland

Weleda AG is a renowned company in the field of parapharmacy that enjoys an excellent reputation in Germany and worldwide. The company was founded in Switzerland in 1921 and is now headquartered in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. Weleda has made a name for itself for the production of high-quality natural cosmetics and care products, as well as anthroposophic medicines. The company is known for its comprehensive product line, which ranges from skin care and body care products to dietary supplements and medicines.

Weleda is characterized in particular by its strong focus on sustainability. The company pursues a policy of ecological and social responsibility, which is reflected in the sustainable sourcing of raw materials, the promotion of biodynamic agriculture and a commitment to fair trade practices. This commitment to sustainability and social responsibility has made Weleda a pioneer in the industry and attracts environmentally conscious and ethically minded consumers.

Another feature that sets Weleda apart from other players in the parapharmacy market is the incorporation of anthroposophical principles into product development. Anthroposophic medicine is a holistic approach to health and care that emphasizes a close connection between body, mind and spirit. Weleda integrates these principles into the manufacture of medicines and care products to support the well-being of consumers in a unique way.

The company has successfully established itself on the German market and expanded its presence worldwide. Weleda is available in many countries and has gained a loyal customer base that appreciates the high-quality and natural products. The brand is often associated with quality, sustainability and tradition.

Overall, Weleda is an outstanding company in the German parapharmacy industry, successfully operating in the market through its commitment to sustainability, its unique approach to product development and its high-quality natural products. The company has established itself as one of the leading brands and remains a key player in the parapharmacy industry in Germany and beyond.

News

Weleda aims to rejuvenate its brand and accelerate innovation 28/02/2023

  • The group has stopped production of homeopathic medicines at its Alsace site.
  • The French subsidiary cut 126 jobs
  • France remains the second-largest market behind Germany, accounting for 20% of group sales
  • Weleda relies on a distribution network built around pharmacies, parapharmacies and specialized organic retailers

Weleda discontinues homeopathy production in Huningue 06/07/2022

  • Weleda discontinues the production of homeopathic products at the Huningue site
  • 127 of 290 jobs are under threat
  • The site is running at 30% of its capacity.
  • Production will be discontinued in France and continued in Germany.
  • The Group is looking for a buyer, production will cease in 2023
  • The Group's turnover in 2021 amounted to EUR 60 million.
  • Weleda's turnover has fallen by 36% in four years

Financial Data

DUNS: 945850246

Legal Name: WELEDA

Address: 9 RUE EUGENE JUNG , 68330 HUNINGUE

Number of employees: Entre 250 et 499 salariés (2020)

Capital: 3 400 000 EUR


Financial Data:

Year 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
Turnover 61 798 079 79 369 250 90 002 977 94 760 328 91 588 276 87 527 050 80 790 753
Gross margin (€) 41 942 245 54 712 135 62 868 366 67 200 185 64 405 987 62 133 201 61 555 048
EBITDA (€) -9 737 589 -1 028 219 1 212 429 5 510 009 6 446 357 7 780 973 12 145 942
Operating profit (€) -14 560 646 -5 366 053 -3 338 819 2 765 245 3 711 091 5 187 992 9 237 985
Net profit (€) -14 931 721 -6 465 754 -774 091 2 818 107 3 225 052 4 410 004 6 991 513
Turnover growth rate (%) -22,1 -11,8 -5 3,5 4,6 8,3 -
Ebitda margin rate (%) -15,8 -1,3 1,3 5,8 7 8,9 15
Operating margin rate (%) -23,6 -6,8 -3,7 2,9 4,1 5,9 11,4
Working Capital (turnover days) 61 57,4 60,1 60 50,3 34,1 37,1
Working Capital requirements (turnover days) 65,5 62,9 48,3 57,5 48,8 40,5 49,7
Net margin (%) -24,2 -8,1 -0,9 3 3,5 5 8,7
Added value / Turnover (%) 24,3 31,3 32,9 35,2 37 37,9 45,1
Wages and social charges (€) 20 032 664 20 103 181 21 851 386 21 798 231 20 400 951 20 358 967 19 583 222
Salaries / Turnover (%) 32,4 25,3 24,3 23 22,3 23,3 24,2

Company Managers:

Position First Name Last Name Age Linkedin
Président du directoire Ludovic, Guillaume, Régis RASSAT 54
Président du conseil de surveillance Alois MAYER 59
Directeur général, Membre du directoire Jean-Yves SAFFROY 58
Vice-président du conseil de surveillance Nataliya ROBMANN 58
Membre du conseil de surveillance Michaël, Georges BRENNER VOLONTE 53

Studies mentioning this company

The homeopathy market - France

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  • Boiron
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  • Juvamine (Urgo Groupe)
The parapharmacy market - Italy

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  • E' QUI S.P.A.
  • G.S.M. S.r.l.
The parapharmacy market - Spain

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  • Weleda
  • L'Oréal Groupe
  • Nestlé Groupe
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  • La Roche-Posay
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  • Sephora
  • Amazon
  • Pierre Fabre Iberia
  • ISDIN
  • CantabriaLabs
  • Lacer
  • Stada
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The Parapharmacy Market - France

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  • Parashop Diffusion
  • Nocibé (Douglas Groupe)
  • Weleda
  • Pharmavie
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  • Elsie Santé
  • Lemoine Groupe
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Pierre Fabre
  • Eau Thermale d'Avène (Pierre Fabre Groupe)
  • NAOS Bioderma
  • Pharmazon
  • Pharm Upp
  • Objectif Pharma
  • Mediprix
  • Hygie 31- Laf Santé
  • Docmorris DoctiPharma
  • Atida Santé Discount
The cosmetics market - France

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  • Robertet
  • Alkos Cosmétiques Groupe
  • Alpol Cosmétiques
  • Codexial Dermatologie
  • Fareva
  • Laboratoires Lebeau
  • Laboratoires Prevost
  • Laboratoire Science & Nature
  • Lorcos
  • Phytocosma
  • SICAF
  • Skinlys
  • Technature
  • Sephora
  • Nocibé (Douglas Groupe)
  • Marionnaud France
  • Caudalie
  • Pierre Fabre
  • Galderma
  • Weleda
  • Revlon
  • Rocher Groupe (Yves Rocher)
  • Rituals Cosmetic
  • Clarins Groupe
  • Beiersdorf
  • Berdoues
  • Sisley
  • Unbottled
  • Rogé Cavaillès
  • Cofatech
  • Gilbert Groupe
  • Aesop (L'Oréal groupe)
  • Vabel Groupe - Sarbec Cosmetics
  • La Prairie
  • Anjac Health and Beauty
The organic cosmetics market - France

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  • Lea Nature Groupe
  • L'Oréal Groupe
  • Henkel
  • Mademoiselle bio
  • Beiersdorf
  • Nuxe
  • La Crème Libre
  • NAOS Bioderma
  • Weleda
  • Rocher Groupe (Yves Rocher)
  • Lush
  • Mint E Laboratoire
  • Florame
  • Lamazuna
  • RoyeR Cosmétique
  • Slow Cosmétique
  • Maison Berthe Guilhem
  • Elikya beauty
  • Altearah
  • Phyt's
  • Patyka
  • Douces Angevines
  • Centifolia
  • Melvita
  • Loubaio
  • Umaï
  • Les savons de Joya
  • Le Petit Marseillais (Johnsons & Johnson Santé Beauté)
  • Body Nature
  • Aroma Zone
  • Flore Alpes
  • MKL Green Nature
  • Manucurist
  • Végétalement Provence
  • Phocéenne de Cosmétique
The cosmetics market - Germany

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  • Beiersdorf
  • Henkel
  • Henkel
  • Dr. Hauschka
  • Annemarie Börlind
  • Rituals Cosmetic
  • Weleda
  • Rossmann
  • dm
  • Müller
  • Amazon (Allemagne)