Group Structure and Shareholders

Operational Group Structure

Operational Group Structure (organizational chart)

1 As of 1 January 2018, the Capsugel operating segment was fully integrated into Lonza’s Pharma & Biotech and Specialty Ingredients segments


In 2018 Lonza’s activities were organized in the following segments:

The Pharma & Biotech2 market-focused segment comprised the following offerings:

  • Clinical development services and manufacturing in biologics and small-molecule businesses
  • Commercial manufacturing in biologics and small-molecule businesses
  • Consumables and research tools

The Specialty Ingredients3 consumer-focused segment operated in:

  • a Consumer Health division
  • a Consumer & Resources Protection division
  • a Water Care business unit4

1 As of 1 January 2018, Capsugel operating segment was fully integrated into Lonza’s Pharma & Biotech and Specialty Ingredients segments

2 As of 1 January 2018, former Capsugel’s pharma capsules business, as well as dosage forms and delivery systems services, were integrated into Pharma & Biotech’s small-molecule businesses

3 As of 1 January 2018, the Specialty Ingredients segment is operating in: a Consumer Health division, a Consumer & Resources Protection division and a Water Care business unit. The former Consumer Health & Nutrition business of Capsugel has been integrated within the Consumer Health division of Lonza’s Specialty Ingredients segment. Coatings & Composites and Agro Ingredients are continuing to operate in their current structures under the new umbrella of a Consumer & Resources Protection division. As of 1 November 2018, the Water Care business unit has been classified as discontinuing operations

4 On 1 November 2018 Lonza announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Platinum Equity to sell Lonza’s Water Care business

Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions include Human Resources, Finance & Controlling, Tax, Treasury, Corporate Development, Procurement, Quality, Environment, Health and Safety, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Legal/Ethics & Compliance/IP, Engineering and IT.

Global Business Services Organization

Our Global Business Services Organization (GBSO) supports our segments, operational units and corporate functions with transactional services in financial, customer service, HR and IT. The GBSO focuses on standardization and automation of processes to drive productivity and higher quality services.

Service delivery through the GBSO is being centralized in Manchester (UK) to support EMEA markets and in San Jose (CR) for the Americas.

Holding Company and Listed Companies

Lonza Group Ltd, with our registered office in Basel (CH), is the ultimate parent company of the Lonza Group. Except for Lonza Group Ltd, no company belonging to the Lonza Group is listed. Please refer to the Shares and Participation Certificates section for information on the listed shares, the stock exchanges on which Lonza Group Ltd is listed and the market capitalization.

Principal Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures

The principal subsidiaries and joint ventures of the Lonza Group are shown in note 33: Principal Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures.

Significant Shareholders

According to disclosure notifications filed with Lonza, the following shareholders held more than 3% of the Lonza share capital as of 31 December 2018.

Principal Shareholders







BlackRock, Inc., New York, NY (USA)



Artisan Partners Limited Partnership




Lonza Group Ltd has not entered into any cross-shareholdings.