WHEN YOU’VE PROSPERED IN BUSINESS FOR OVER 300 YEARS, YOU MUST HAVE DONE A FEW THINGS RIGHT.

Prospering in business for over 300 years

We’ve made history – but that’s no reason to sit back and relax. Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical...more

We’ve made history – but that’s no reason to sit back and relax. Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company with roots dating back to the year 1668. Since that time, a lot has happened, we’ve achieved a great deal – and a strong future lies ahead of us.

OUR STRATEGY FOR THE FUTURE: WE KNOW WHAT WE’RE DOING – AND WHY.

We know what we´re doing – and why

Never stop learning. That’s the only way. To this day, we derive our power to grow from the balancemore

Never stop learning. That’s the only way. To this day, we derive our power to grow from the balance between the old and the new, between tradition and innovation. The Merck Way – or the secret as to how a company has managed to remain successful in the marketplace even after more than 340 years – is based on three principles: Sustain. Change. Grow.

Trust, Quality, Safety: A STRONG BRAND IS PRICELESS.

Trust, quality, safety: The Merck brand

Merck – a quality brand that creates and enjoys trust worldwide. Even if it’s not found in any balance...more

Merck – a quality brand that creates and enjoys trust worldwide. Even if it’s not found in any balance sheet, the Merck brand is still one of our most important assets. Since Friedrich Jacob Merck laid the foundation stone in 1668, the name Merck has stood for medicines and chemical products that have proved invaluable to people and have created inestimable value for the company.

The formula for a better life? We’re working on it – every day!

Products for a better life

Ambitious goals, for example better quality of life. To this end, we’re not pursuing short-term trends,...more

Ambitious goals, for example better quality of life. To this end, we’re not pursuing short-term trends, but are focusing on our strengths in Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals, including the development of new, innovative products and solutions as well as cooperative partnerships with our customers. These interactions are what enable us to transform good ideas into marketable products.

THE TWELFTH GENERATION OF THE MERCK FAMILY IS ALREADY SHAPING THE COMPANY – AND THAT’S A GOOD THING.

The Merck Family is shaping the company

Reliable owners: There’s nothing better than strong roots. Our ownership structure allows us to unite...more

Reliable owners: There’s nothing better than strong roots. Our ownership structure allows us to unite two often contradictory entrepreneurial qualities — speed and sustainability.

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Merck – Living Innovation

Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. Around 39,000 employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of our customers and to help meet global challenges.
We generated total revenues of € 11.1 billion in 2013 with our four divisions: Merck Serono, Consumer Health, Performance Materials and Merck Millipore.
Merck products are known and established throughout the world. Whether our medicines of biological origin, over-the-counter products, liquid crystals for LC displays, Merck pigments for the coatings, plastics and printing industries as well as lab solutions for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology – products and services from Merck enjoy a high level of trust everywhere.
Merck is the world's oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Since 1668 our name has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. The founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day.
We are Merck, the original, and hold the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where we are known as EMD.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE MERCK GROUP

Merck KGaA
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64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 72-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6151 72-2000
CEO: Karl-Ludwig Kley
 
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