Penzberg: Roche in Greater Munich


„What was once a small mining town in the countryside of Upper Bavaria has become an internationally connected site of research and development.“

Horst Seehofer, Minister-President of Bavaria
Horst Seehofer
Minister-President of Bavaria

We are Roche in Greater Munich.
Pharma & Diagnostics – from Science to Patients

Roche in Penzberg is one of the largest biotechnology centres in Europe and an innovative competence centre for life sciences in Greater Munich. With approximately 5,800 employees, it is the largest employer in Upper Bavaria and one of the most important economic players in the region. Highly qualified employees with an excellent reputation for expertise in science and technology from over 50 countries create a collaborative employee and management culture which promotes and supports modern, open-minded thought and activity.

The site is an important centre for the research, development, and production of diagnostic tests, input materials, biopharmaceuticals and analyzers and is of global significance. As an antibody powerhouse, it is also the centre for the research and technical development of therapeutic proteins.

Penzberg's foundation rests on over four decades of experience in biotechnology, and its future lies in its enthusiastic and passionate research and implementation of new solutions in life sciences.

It is the only Roche site in the world where research, development, and production for both Diagnostics and Pharma are all under one roof. Thanks to its global network and the unique collaboration between the Diagnostics and Pharma divisions, Penzberg serves the entire spectrum – from science to patients. The result is sustainable added value for Roche and the community, which is dedicated to the well-being of patients worldwide.