Year of Foundation: 1971
Managing Director: Susan King-Barnardo
Number of employees (31/12/2016): 63
Turnover (2016): € 53,9 mio

Merck is a leading science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials. Around 50,000 employees work to further develop technologies that improve and enhance life – from biopharmaceutical therapies to treat cancer or multiple sclerosis, cutting-edge systems for scientific research and production, to liquid crystals for smartphones and LCD televisions.

Founded in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. Merck, Darmstadt, Germany holds the global rights to the Merck name and brand (except for the United States and Canada, where the company operates as EMD Serono, Millipore Sigma and EMD Performance Materials).

Business Sectors

Merck comprises three business sectors globally: Healthcare (Biopharma, Consumer Health), Life Science and Performance Materials.

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

The Consumer Health range comprises over-the-counter products to relieve muscle, joint and back pain, colds and headaches. In addition, the business offers probiotic nutritional supplements, vitamin C and various products with vitamins, minerals and nutrients that support women’s health during pregnancy, nursing and menopause.

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, the business offers analytical systems and test kits for the food and beverage industry.

The product portfolio of Performance Materials 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 / Biopharma

Prescription medicines for the treatment of cancer, multiple sclerosis, infertility, growth hormone and cardiovascular disorders, diabetes Type II and thyroid disorders.

Life Science
Innovative equipment and laboratory supplies for life sciences, pharmaceutical research, chemical analysis and the production of medicines and food.

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

+30 (210) 6165 100

+30 (210) 6101 373, +30 (210) 6101 388


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