The Roche has been headquartered in Basel ever since it was founded in 1896. The Corporate Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and all global functions are located here. Basel is also home to both the Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics global headquarters, and is one of the most important hubs for the research and development of novel medical solutions worldwide.
Our company was founded on the idea that entrepreneurship and scientific research can improve human health. This approach has allowed us to become the world’s largest biotech company, the global leader in oncology, the leading provider of in vitro diagnostics, and a pioneer in personalised healthcare.
Over 10,700* women and men from over 100 different countries – with different cultural and professional backgrounds and different ways of thinking – work in Basel and Kaiseraugst alone. It is our joint commitment and ideas that drive our success as a healthcare, doing now what patients need next.
*FTE: full time equivalent
This is Roche
Excellence in science
Basel is one of the Roche Group's most important global centres of pharmaceutical research, and its primary location for research activities.more
A site with a future
Roche is a major employer in Basel, Kaiseraugst and the entire region, and is fully integrated into the city and municipality. Good relations with our neighbours and local residents' associations are therefore just as important to us as working with the local authorities.more
A sustainable site
The principle of sustainability is firmly anchored in the Roche corporate policy. Roche Basel/Kaiseraugst also aligns its activities to promote Roche's long-term success.more
Building 1: An office building for the future
The new office high-rise, Building 1, is a key pillar of our site development strategy. With its straightforward yet unmistakable design, it blends in perfectly with the Roche grounds and the Basel cityscape. With 41 floors and workspace for around 2,000 employees, the office high-rise also shows a clear commitment to the Basel site.more
Roche invests for the future in its Basel and Kaiseraugst site
By 2023, Roche will invest 4 billion Swiss francs in modern research infrastructure, attractive workplaces and sustainable site development.more
Building 1: Guided tours
Guided tours give the opportunity to experience the highlights of building 1.more
Specialised visits for Basel Site and Kaiseraugst
We organise specialised visits for pharmacists and physicians, specialists, universities and student groups with a natural sciences background, as well as secondary school students (17/18 years old whose main subjects are biology/chemistry).mehr
Basel (Pharma & Dia)47.558501 7.60594
F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Tel +41-61-688 1111
Fax +41-61-691 9391