Making life easier.
Making life easier… so you can be you!
Coloplast develops products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs.
Working closely with the people who use our products, we create solutions that are sensitive to their special needs. We call this intimate healthcare.
Our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Wound & Skin Care and Interventional Urology. We operate globally and our organization is about 12,000 people strong.
The Coloplast Story
A simple solution that makes a difference.
The Coloplast story begins back in the early 1950s. Elise Sørensen is a nurse. Her sister Thora has just had an ostomy operation and is afraid to go out in public, fearing that her stoma might leak. Listening to her sister’s problems, Elise conceives the idea of the world’s first adhesive ostomy bag.
Based on Elise’s idea, Aage Louis-Hansen, a civil engineer and plastics manufacturer, and his wife Johanne Louis-Hansen, a trained nurse, created the ostomy bag. An ostomy bag that helps Thora – and thousands of people like her – to live the life they want to lead.
Coloplast was founded in 1957. Today, our business includes Ostomy Care, Continence Care, Wound & Skin Care and Interventional Urology. We operate globally.
Setting the global standard for listening and responding
Coloplast is built on the ability to listen to users’ needs – and respond with solutions that make their lives easier.
We constantly strive to develop this mindset. Only when we think from a user’s perspective – understanding the full context of their lives and not just their medical condition – can we develop solutions that really meet their needs and move care forward.
Bringing our commitment to life. Our values define the way we think and act,
both as individuals and as a company.
Closeness to all customers – end users as well as healthcare professionals –
is our goal.
At Coloplast we share a passion to make this difference and we’re committed
to achieving it.
Respect and responsibility
Respect for one another and the world around us will always be at the
heart of the Coloplast culture.
Our portfolio offers a range of innovative bags that make the consumers feel secure and confident. Our wide and global offering also ensures that there is a product to meet the individual needs and we help with customized solutions for different body shapes and needs. To make life easier for people living with a stoma, we listen carefully to consumers and healthcare specialists to improve existing products and develop new ones that make a real difference in their lives.
Our continence product range addresses two types of issues: not being able to empty the bladder or bowel, and leakage of urine and faeces. When researching and developing new concepts, we aim to create products that are easy to carry, apply and remove. The design must be as discreet as possible – with intuitive handling, minimal noise and odour – so that consumers feel at ease, no matter where they are and what they are doing.
Our advanced dressings are simple to apply and remove and always provide a close comfortable fit – many of our dressings are tailored to the body contours. Our dressings do more than manage difficult wounds, they also support healing. To help fight infection and reduce pain, we use active ingredients in several of our dressings. We want patients with non-healing wounds to be free of pain and discomfort.
Coloplast Celebrates 60 Years of Care
For 60 years, Coloplast has been improving the lives of people with intimate healthcare needs. But we were never alone on the journey.
Healthcare professionals all over the world share our ambition of better care. People with intimate healthcare needs are sharing their opinions and dreams. Local partners are fighting side-by-side for better access to healthcare. And across all fields of expertise, we are sharing knowledge to reach better outcomes.
So this year, on the occasion of our 60th anniversary, we want to celebrate the power of collaboration across the globe. Why? Because, as we set out to reach new heights in the coming 60 years, we know everything will be even better, when we all go… Forward together.