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. We are the world’s oldest pharmaceutical...more

We’ve made history – but that’s no reason to sit back and relax. We are 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.

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.

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Living Innovation

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical and chemical sectors. Our subsidiaries in Canada and the United States operate under the umbrella brand EMD. 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: Biopharmaceuticals, Consumer Health, Performance Materials and Life Science Tools.
Our products are known and established throughout the world. Whether our medicines of biological origin, over-the-counter products, liquid crystals for LC displays, pigments for the coatings, plastics and printing industries as well as lab solutions for pharmaceutical research and biotechnology – products and services from Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, enjoy a high level of trust everywhere.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, 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.

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In the United States and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operate under the umbrella brand EMD.
 

HEADQUARTERS OF THE EMD GROUP

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Frankfurter Straße 250
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 6151 72-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6151 72-2000
CEO: Karl-Ludwig Kley
 
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