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

New pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in China

  • € 80 million investment underscores the long-term commitment of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, to China
  • New facility will focus on our leading brands referenced in China’s essential drug list and serve the country’s expanding healthcare needs in the areas of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and thyroid disorders

Tradition and innovation: Our company's presence in China

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, has been operating in China for 80 years now. We are constantly expanding our presence in China, which is one of our eight strategic countries. Currently, we are represented in the pharmaceutical, chemical and life science sectors of the rapidly growing Chinese market. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, employs around 2,200 people at 40 locations across the country. Apart from the new manufacturing site in Nantong, recent investments include a pharmaceutical research center in Beijing, a biopharmaceutical technical training center in Shanghai, as well as a liquid crystals production unit that will be commissioned in December and is also located in Shanghai.


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Tablets are coated with a thin film. This is done, for example, to hide an unpleasant taste, make them resistant to gastric acid or add some color. Fine jets spray the film coating onto the tablets
Almost no speed limit – modern tablet production


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