Coloplast is an international company that develops, manufactures and markets medical devices and services related to ostomy, urology, continence, and wound care. Coloplast was founded in 1957 by Aage Louis-Hansen, and his son Niels Peter Louis-Hansen owns 20% of the company and is Deputy chairman. It employs more than 9,700 people and operates around the world, with sales activities in 53 countries and production in Denmark, Hungary, France, China and the US. It has its headquarters in Humlebæk, Denmark. Its U.S. headquarters is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company supplies products to hospitals and institutions as well as wholesalers and retailers. In selected markets, Coloplast is a direct supplier to consumers.