Merck is a leading science and technology company healthcare, life science and performance materials. Brilliant ideas are born at Merck. They can be life changing, influencing how we tackle major illnesses, or integral to the objects we rely on. From cancer therapies and laboratory tools, to the screen on your smartphone or the colour of your car – Merck ideas are everywhere. Merck’s door is always open to collaboration. Long-term partnerships enable Merck to build business success with customers and partners around the world. In 2015, the company generated total revenues of €12.8 billion, thereof 33% in Asia-Pacific which makes it the top-selling region and growth engine of Merck.

Founded in Darmstadt, Germany in 1668, Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company. The founding family remains the majority owner of the company.

International Reach
Over the course of nearly 350 years, Merck has become a truly global company. Approximately 50,000 employees work in 66 countries and are united by their passion for new ideas, the possibilities of technology, and the potential to make a difference in the world. Merck’s international operations includes a significant presence in Asia, including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, The Philippines, India and China. Merck has a long history of trading in Asia. It has been doing business in Singapore since 1897, founding a Singapore business in 1973.

Bringing Specialist High-Quality Products To The World

Merck operates in three business sectors:

Healthcare
From ground-breaking prescription medicines that treat conditions such as cancer and infertility to over-the-counter products for colds and pain, Merck’s work makes a difference to millions of lives around the world.

Life Science
Providing scientists and engineers with best-in-class lab materials, technologies and services, Merck is dedicated to making research and biotech production simpler, faster and more successful.

Performance Materials
Developing specialty chemicals for particularly demanding applications, Merck provides ground-breaking liquid crystals for displays, effect pigments for coatings and colour cosmetics, and high-tech materials for the production of integrated circuits.

The Merck Brand
From 2005 to 2015, Merck had transformed from a mid-sized, German-based pharma and chemicals company to a truly international and diverse company – but its brand strategy and visual identity had not kept pace with this change. A major program of work took place to address this, culminating in the launch of a new brand identity in October 2015. Extensive research was completed leading to a transformational brand idea: Vibrant Science and Technology. Merck is rooted in science and clearheaded research, but with a vibrant energy and a passionate interest in the world around it. Merck employees look closer and discover solutions as a foundation for its groundbreaking products and technologies, which ultimately enrich people’s lives. The shapes inspire the look and feel of the Merck brand and colours found under the microscope in both science and nature. This is why you can discover colourful cells and strings in its visual appearance that will remind you of organic or synthetic patterns. Even the letters in the Merck typeface are derived from the same shapes. The Merck brand expresses the excitement Merck has for research and development. At the same time, it shows the joy Merck’s work creates when one of Merck’s products actually improves a person’s life.