Global Presence

Introduction

A global presence and infrastructure is one of Baxter's key strengths. In 2010, nearly 60 percent of Baxter's sales and workforce were outside the United States. With manufacturing facilities located throughout the world, Baxter's philosophy of manufacturing locally allows the company to better manage production, costs and pricing.

North America Baxter has many facilities in the United States and Canada including Arkansas, California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ontario, and Puerto Rico. Baxter's headquarters are located in Deerfield, Illinois, approximately 30 miles north of Chicago.

Baxter has significant presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with manufacturing and research facilities in more than a dozen countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

The Latin America region includes Baxter manufacturing and distribution facilities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica and Mexico.

In Asia Pacific, Baxter has had a significant presence for more than 40 years. Given the vast geography and dynamic development of the diverse markets, Baxter Asia Pacific operates in the structure of five sub-regions namely Japan, China, North Asia, Australia/New Zealand and India/Southeast Asia.

Regional Employee Breakdown

   

2008

2009

2010

United States  

20,600

20,600

19,000

Europe  

14,200

14,700

14,500

Latin America/Canada  

  7,050

  7,250

  7,050

Asia Pacific  

  6,600

  7,100

  7,000

Total  

48,450

49,700

47,600

Map of Baxter's global facilities

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