Merck is a leading science and technology company that operates across Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Around 52,000 employees work to make a positive difference in millions of people’s lives every day, creating happier and more sustainable ways of living. From advanced gene-editing technologies and unique discoveries of ways to treat the most challenging diseases to developing device intelligence, Merck is everywhere. In 2020, the company generated sales of 17.5 billion Euros in the countries where it operates.
Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship were fundamental to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has prospered since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority shareholder in the listed group of companies. Merck holds global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the company acts as EMD Serono in Healthcare, MilliporeSigma in Life Science, and EMD in Electronics.