Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Ready for 2016

"In the healthcare business, we are preparing specifically for growth, in Life Science the focus is on the Sigma integration and the associated cost synergies. In Performance Materials, we want to strengthen our technological leadership further and further expand our OLED business." – CEO-elect Stefan Oschmann.

Our Company Counts on Africa for Growth

The Group’s Executive Board has visited 10 African countries this week to underscore its commitment and rising importance of the continent.

We Complete the Sigma-Aldrich Acquisition

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced the completion of its $ 17 billion acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, creating one of the leaders in the $ 130 billion global industry to help solve the toughest problems in life science.

Q3 Earnings Jump

"Our organic growth in all three business sectors and all regions shows that our strategy is bearing fruit. We are also well-positioned for future growth," said Karl-Ludwig Kley, CEO of our company. "The fact that we are lifting the forecast for the current full year is due to the good operational performance of our businesses as well as to the imminent acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich."

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Presents First Curiosity Report

“Curiosity has driven our nearly 350 years of breakthrough in wide-ranging fields,” said Chairman Karl-Ludwig Kley when presenting the first Curiosity Report in the U.S. “We have built strong partnerships and created thousands of jobs in the U.S. We are here to stay – and look forward to another 125 years of American curiosity and ingenuity.”

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany launches new branding

New brand launch reflects our transformation from a traditional chemicals and pharma business to a vibrant science and technology company with a global footprint. We are uniquely placed to address global megatrends including health, digital transformation and resource scarcity.


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Marc Horn & Gary Zieziula
Marc Horn & Gary Zieziula
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Announces New Biopharma Heads for North America and China
Darmstadt, Germany, January 27, 2016 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced two appointments in two regions important for its biopharma business. Gary Zieziula will lead the biopharma business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in North America and Marc Horn will take the helm of the company’s biopharma business in China.
Udit Batra & Walter Galinat
Udit Batra & Walter Galinat
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Appoints New Executive Board Members
Darmstadt, Germany, January 19, 2016 – The Board of Partners of E. Merck KG, Darmstadt, Germany, has appointed two new members of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany: As of April 30, 2016, Udit Batra (45), Head of the Life Science business sector, and Walter Galinat (59), Head of the Performance Materials business sector, will become new members of the Executive Board while retaining their previous business responsibilities. 
Bernd Reckmann (60), currently the Executive Board member responsible for Life Science and Performance Materials, will retire on conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on April 29, 2016.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Announces Favorable UK Court Ruling on Name Use
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany Announces Favorable UK Court Ruling on Name Use
Darmstadt, Germany, January 15, 2016 – Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany today announced it secured a win in the UK Court following three years of litigation with US-based Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp (MSD) regarding the use of the term "Merck". 


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In the USA and Canada the subsidiaries of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operate as EMD Serono in Healthcare, MilliporeSigma in Life Science and EMD Performance Materials. To reflect such fact and to avoid any misconception of the reader of the publication certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publication have been substituted or additional descriptions have been added. Publications on this homepage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical version of the publications provided outside the United States and Canada.
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