Merck, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics. Around 58,000 employees work to make a positive difference to millions of people’s lives every day by creating more joyful and sustainable ways to live. From advancing gene-editing technologies and discovering unique ways to treat the most challenging diseases to enabling the intelligence of devices – the company is everywhere. In 2020, Merck generated sales of € 17.5 billion in 66 countries.

Scientific exploration and responsible entrepreneurship have been key to Merck’s technological and scientific advances. This is how Merck has thrived since its founding in 1668. The founding family remains the majority owner of the publicly listed company. Merck holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand. The only exceptions are the United States and Canada, where the business sectors of Merck operate as EMD Serono in healthcare, MilliporeSigma in life science and EMD Electronics.

Number of employees (31/12/2021): 64
Turnover (2021):
 €47.8 mio

Year of Foundation: 1971

Business Sectors

Merck is globally active in three business sectors: Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics.

The Healthcare portfolio includes prescription medicines for the treatment of colorectal cancer, head and neck tumors, multiple sclerosis, infertility, growth hormone disorders, cardiovascular disorders, thyroid disorders, for instance hyper- or hypothyroidism and diabetes.

The Life Science business has a broad product and technology portfolio for the life science industry. Its products and services are used to discover, develop and manufacture drugs of chemical and biotechnological origin as well as in research and application laboratories. Moreover, this business offers analytical systems and test kits for the food and beverage industry.

The product portfolio of Electronics comprises specialty chemicals and functional materials for applications in fields such as consumer electronics, lighting, photovoltaics, printing technology, as well as the coatings, plastics, cosmetics and food industries.

Merck in Greece

Merck has been operating in Greece since 1971. We focus our activities in two business sectors:

Healthcare: Our Healthcare business aims to create, improve and prolong patient lives. Science is at the heart of everything we do. By providing personalized treatments for multiple sclerosis, cancer, infertility, cardiovascular and endocrinological diseases, our goal is to make a difference for patients.

Life Science: In our Life Science business, we collaborate with the global scientific community to solve the industry’s toughest problems. We provide scientists with lab materials, technologies, and services to make research and biotech production simpler, faster and safer.


  • Managing Director: Susan King-Barnardo

  • Address: 41-45 Kifissias Ave. (Building B), 151 23 Maroussi, Athens

  • Telephone:+30 (210) 6165 100
  • Fax:+30 (210) 6105 301, +30 (210) 6101 388
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  • Email: [email protected]

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