How it all began
Inspired by functional drinks from the Far East, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull in the mid 1980's. He created the formula of Red Bull Energy Drink and developed the unique marketing concept of Red Bull. In 1987, on April 1, Red Bull Energy Drink was sold for the very first time in its home market Austria. This was not only the launch of a completely new product, in fact it was the birth of a totally new product category. Today Red Bull is available in more than 167 countries and around 50 billion cans of Red Bull have been consumed so far.
In 2014 we sold more than 5.6 BILLION cans.
The highlights of 2014 included the global premiere of the Wings for Life World Run, the national and international successes of our soccer teams, the incredibly well received return of Formula 1 to Austria, as well as the completion of our headquarters in Fuschl am See.
As of the end of 2014, Red Bull employed 10,410 people in 167 countries - compared to the end of 2013 when we had 9,694 employees in 166 countries.
In 167Countries around the world
In terms of further expansion, Red Bull is targeting the core market of the USA and growth markets in the Far East, while also focusing on the continued world-wide roll-out of the Red Bull Editions.
+ 5.6 Billion Cans sold
A total of 5.612 billion cans of Red Bull were sold worldwide in 2014, representing an increase of 4.2% against 2013. Taking into account currency fluctuations, company turnover increased by 1.4% from EUR 5.040 billion to EUR 5.110 billion. The main reasons for such positive figures include outstanding sales in the Red Bull markets in Turkey (+33%), India (+32%), South Africa (+31%), Russia (+18%) and Japan (+11%), combined with efficient cost management and ongoing brand investment.