2014: The Sigma-Aldrich acquisition is announced
With the acquisition of the laboratory supplier for around US$ 17 billion, the company completes the largest acquisition in its history. This creates a leading supplier in the global life science market, with around 20,000 employees, 300,000 products and around 1 million customers.
2015: Relaunch of the brand
After 14 years, it is time to redesign the brand. The revamped visual appearance and the introduction of a new logo reflect the transformation into a global science and technology company that operates uniformly as Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, outside the United States and Canada.
New OLED materials production facility in Darmstadt
In 2016, a new production plant for organic OLEDs is inaugurated at the Darmstadt site after a construction period of 14 months. This permits a fivefold increase in our production capacity for OLED materials for modern displays and lighting systems.