Merck South Africa

Last updated: 01.06.2015

Address: 1, Friesland Drive,
Longmeadow Business Estate,
Modderfontein, 1645,
South Afri,South Africa

Tel: +27 11 372 5000


Company description

Merck (Pty) Ltd South Africawho take care of sales, distribution and technical support of a broad range of pharmaceutical, consumer health care and chemical products. The company prides itself on having had representatives in South Africa for more than 100 years and have been registered as an entity in their own right for more than 40 years. The local company has inherited its values from the parent in Germany. These values; ‘Courage’, ‘Respect’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Integrity’, ‘Transparency’ and ‘Achievement’ are the foundation and substance of everything they do.

Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical enterprise with around 40,000 employees in 67 countries. With the acquisition of Millipore in July 2010, a global leader in the life science tools market, revenues totaled around EUR 9.3 billion in 2010.

The Pharmaceuticals business sector comprises innovative prescription drugs as well as over-the-counter products. The Chemicals business sector offers specialty products for the electronics, printing, coatings, cosmetics, food, pharmaceutical and biotech industries.
The operational business is managed under the umbrella of Merck KGaA headquartered in Darmstadt (Germany). Around 30% of the company’s total capital is publicly traded, while the Merck family owns an interest of about 70% via the general partner E. Merck KG.
Merck is the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company – its roots date back to 1668.

Products and services

Merck Serono: Oncology, neurodegenerative diseases, fertility, endocrinology, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, CardioMetabolic Care
Consumer Health Care: Everyday health protection, mobility, women’s and children’s health, cough and cold
Merck Millipore: Protein research assays and reagents, cell culture solutions and drug discovery services for biopharmaceutical companies as well as laboratory chemicals for research, analytical and hospital laboratories
Performance Materials: Liquid crystals for displays used in televisions, PCs and consumer electronics. LED and OLED materials for display, lighting, and photovoltaics, active ingredients as well as pigments for the cosmetics, paints and coatings industries


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