Merck KGaA's number of employees 1999-2019

This statistic depicts the number of employees at German pharmaceutical and chemical company Merck KGaA from 1999 to 2019. In 2019, the company reported a total of 57,036 employees. In the United States, Merck KGaA is also known as "EMD Chemicals" or "German Merck". The company is headquartered in Darmstadt. Founded in 1668, Merck is the oldest operating chemical and pharmaceutical company worldwide.

Number of employees at Merck KGaA from 1999 to 2019

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Release date

March 2020



Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The company Merck KGaA operates under the umbrella brand EMD (Millipore) in North America.
* The Generics division was divested in October 2007. All revenue, profit and employee numbers have been adjusted for 2006 and 2007.
** 2007: Following the acquisition of the Swiss biopharmaceutical company Serono, the company has been added to Merck under the Ethicals division.
All figures are valid as of December 31 of each year.
This statistic was assembled from several publications of the same source.

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