1. The company’s new 1,500-square metre offices in Catalonia support the company’s global structure in activities including R&D, operations and attracting talent
  2. Galderma received support from the Government of Catalonia in setting up its offices in Barcelona
  3. Founded in 1981, Galderma employs more than 6,500 people worldwide, is present in over 90 countries and has production facilities in Canada, Sweden, France and Brazil

Last Tuesday, the Swiss dermatological multinational Galderma opened its new Global Capacity Center in Barcelona, where it will create more than 150 new jobs. The company specialises in offering a portfolio of premium products and services in all areas of dermatology. The new 1,500-square metre facility will support the company’s growth and expansion in its areas of activity such as R&D, operations and commercial operations, and will act as a global centre for the recruitment and management of the group’s talent.

In its decision to open its facility in Catalonia, Galderma received support from the Government of Catalonia through the Ministry of Business and Labour.

Galderma’s global training centre (GTC) is the only one the company will have in Europe. The work centre already employs 114 workers, and is in the process of recruiting a further 40 professionals, to bring the total number of jobs to 150.

Founded in 1981 and with its head office in Switzerland, Galderma employs more than 6,500 professionals worldwide. The company is present in over 90 countries, with plants in Canada, Sweden, France and Brazil. The company achieved record sales of more than one billion dollars for the first time in the first quarter of 2024.

A key sector in Catalonia

According to the BioRegion of Catalonia Report 2023, produced by Biocat, CataloniaBio & HealthTech and the Government of Catalonia, the life sciences sector accounts for 7.9% of Catalonia’s GDP. This sector contains 1,400 companies that account for more than 50% of Spain’s pharmaceutical industry and the life sciences and health sector. In total, more than 264,000 people work in this sector in Catalonia – 6.5% of the employed population – and it has attracted foreign investment amounting to more than 1.6 billion euros in the last five years.