Updated on 5 September 2012
In the area of financial services, specifically Merck Shared Services Europe GmbH (MSSE), it has been agreed to jointly leverage efficiencies. Merck will refrain from relocating MSSE abroad, a move that had been under review in recent months, at least until the end of 2015. The parties are confident that the defined targets can also be reached at the Darmstadt location.
The production of industrial salts in Lehrte, Germany, as well as the filling operations in Hohenbrunn, Germany, will be discontinued. A total of approximately 140 employees are working at the two sites. In the months ahead, the Works Council and Merck will consider various scenarios for the two sites.