Merck KGaA Moves Forward with Darmstadt Expansion

Merck KGaA has begun construction of a modular Innovation Center at its site in Darmstadt, Germany, as part of an overall expansion of the Darmstadt site, including the company’s headquarters. The expansion is part of the company’s strategic “Fit for 2018” transformation and growth program, which aims to make Merck KGaA more efficient and innovative.

Merck KGaA is investing approximately EUR 25 million ($33 million) to build the modular Innovation Center and a new parking garage at the Darmstadt site. The building, which is designed to promote interdisciplinary and project-related collaboration on innovations, will be completed in the spring of 2015 and will bridge the time until a final Innovation Center is completed in 2017.

The construction measures are part of the EUR 250 million ($328 million) investment earmarked for the Darmstadt site in 2013 and 2014. Added to this are other major projects, such as a recently commissioned energy station as well as a further co-generation plant currently under construction.

Source: Merck KGaA


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