Roche Marks 125 Years of Healthcare Innovation


We celebrate our history, our culture and our purpose that guides our next 125 years toward a sustainable, healthy future.

May 9, 2022

What a difference 125 years can make. We at Roche are proud to celebrate our 125th anniversary. Since its inception in 1896, Roche has been a family-owned company – that’s when Fritz Hoffmann’s vision became a reality, founding an industrial  healthcare company that could manufacture medicines of consistent quality.


In light of our 125-year anniversary, we see many reasons to celebrate, but also to continue to deliver on our mission to improve people’s health. Each day, our bold science, breakthrough medicines and innovative diagnostic solutions improve the lives of countless people worldwide.

And yet, we can count them: In 2020 alone, 28.9 million patients were treated with Roche medicines and 23.4 billion tests were conducted with Roche Diagnostics products around the world.