Merck is a German multinational science and technology company headquartered in Darmstadt, with about 60,000 employees in 66 countries. The company’s 2nd world biggest site is located in Molsheim, Bas-Rhin, Eastern France, where production as well as support functions are operated.

The company is divided into three business lines: Healthcare, Life Sciences and Electronics. Merck was founded in 1668 and is the world’s oldest operating chemical and pharmaceutical company, as well as one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Merck: facts & figures

  • Nationality: German
  • Sector of activity: Life sciences, Healthcare and Electronics
  • Date of creation: 1668
  • Date of establishment in the Eastern France: in 2010 Merck acquired the Millipore site in Molsheim
  • Staff: 2.300 employees

Merck’s activities on the site of Molsheim in Eastern France

4 main manufacturing activities are operated on the Molsheim site:

  • Biomonitoring

Merck Molsheim is the world’s centre of excellence for biomonitoring activities: Biomonitoring encompasses the performance of in-process controls, product testing, environmental testing, the manufacture of ready-to-use media, etc…

  • Lab Water solutions & instruments

Merck Molsheim is the global centre of excellence for Lab Water Solutions & Instruments’ water purification activities. In this sector, Merck produces systems, instruments, consumables and services.

  • Systems & solutions

The systems and technical solutions are intended for the international pharmaceutical industry. A wide range of technical products such as chromatography columns and filtration systems (single or multiple use) are designed and produced at the Molsheim site.

  • Single use manufacturing

In recent years, many players have turned to single-use technologies for their flexibility, speed of implementation, cost reduction and minimization of contamination risks. Merck’s single-use production in Molsheim will accelerate the delivery of products and technologies that are essential to bringing breakthrough treatments to patients around the world.

Beside those 4 manufacturing activities, many support functions are also present on the site of Molsheim.

More info on Merck website

More about the Health and Medtech sector in Eastern France

Testimonial of Romina Marcovici, Head of Operations & Site Head by Merck in Molsheim

Contact within the company

Marianne Michel – Head of Merck Life Science Communications France

Notre site Life Sciences de Molsheim – Merck en France | Merck France (

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