Facts at a Glance

Eli Lilly and Company was founded in the United States of America in Indianapolis on 10th May 1876

Colonel Eli Lilly opened his business at 15 W. Pearl St., in downtown Indianapolis, on May 10, 1876. His staff of three included a drug compounder, a bottler and finisher, and his 14-year-old son Josiah K. Lilly, Sr.

  • Eli Lilly and Company was founded in the United States of America in Indiana, Indianapolis on the 10th of May 1876, nearly 140 years ago.
  • Lilly Philippines was established in 1961.
  • The company employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide.
  • Approximately 7,900 employees are engaged in research and development (R&D) in facilities located in eight countries.
  • Clinical research in more than 60 countries.
  • Research and development facilities located in 9 countries.
  • Lilly’s medicines are produced at Lilly manufacturing plants in 13 countries.
  • Lilly’s medicines are marketed in 143 countries.
Lilly Philippines established in 1961 Eli Lilly Philippines office located at the heart of Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
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