Merck KGaA

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Merck KGaA is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company which includes Merck Serono Biopharmaceuticals and consumer health care products. Its chemicals business operates via two divisions; Liquid Crystals (LC) and Performance and Life Sciences Chemicals.

Its future investments will remain high in order to ensure the long-term growth of the company through innovation. Research intensity (research spending divided by sales) should remain at more than 10% and at approximately 25% for its ethical business.

Within the chemicals business sector, Merck sees its prospects as looking very good in its high-grade liquid crystals business and believes it will continue to grow, thanks to the huge demand for specialised liquid crystal materials for PC monitors and large-format television screens, as well as the addition of colour filters to the product range.

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Key Personnel

Member: Karl-Ludwig Kley
Member: Stefan Oschmann
Member: Bernd Reckmann
Member: Kai Beckmann
Member: Matthias Zachert


Merck KGaA
Frankfurter Street 250
D-64293 Darmstadt

Tel: +49 6151 72 0
Fax: +49 6151 72 5577


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