Founded in 1961 by Olle Larsson and headquartered in Switzerland, Medela today is led by his son Michael Larsson. Medela concentrates on two business units: "Human milk", the leader in the development and production of breast milk feeding products and solutions; and "Healthcare",
Medela conducts basic research in partnership with leading scientists, medical professionals and universities, and uses the research results in the development of it breastfeeding products and solutions. Medela has 18 subsidiaries in Europe, North America and Asia, and together with independent partners distributes its products in more than 100 countries. The company employs more than 1.800 staff worldwide, 440 of whom are located in the Canon of Zug, Switzerland.