In the financial year 2018, MERCK invested around 2.2 billion euros in technological progress. The aim is not only to research new ideas, but also to continuously further develop existing competencies and products and offer efficient solutions in the fields of healthcare, life science and performance materials. The focus here is both on the high quality of the respective products but also on economic, ecological and social responsibility.
In the current economic climate, the company sees an opportunity to drive innovation, particularly in research and development, supply chain management, customer interaction and, digital product innovation. The aim is to revolutionize and accelerate business models through digitization.
With its headquarters in Darmstadt, the science and technology company MERCK is also represented in 66 countries with around 52,000 employees from 122 different nations. Friedrich Jakob Merck laid the foundations for the now global company with sales of 14.8 billion euros. In 1668, the founder acquired the Engel Pharmacy in Darmstadt, creating the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world to date. For almost 350 years, shared values have shaped the corporate culture and enriched internal cooperation on the one hand, and on the other, fostered the work and interaction with customers, partners and patients. In recent years, the company has continually reinvented itself, offers exemplary working conditions and is also committed to promoting talent.