Merck is a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in the pharmaceutical, life Science and performance material sectors. Merck generated total revenues of € 12.8 billion in 2015.
Around 50,000 Merck employees work in 66 countries to improve the quality of life for patients, to further the success of customers and to help meet global challenges.
Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company – since 1668, the company has stood for innovation, business success and responsible entrepreneurship. Holding an approximately 70 percent interest, the founding family remains the majority owner of the company to this day. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany is holding the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are Canada and the United States, where the company is known as EMD Performance Materials.