"The Merck Way" Presented in a New Image Brochure and Film

Merck KGaAWhat makes Merck what it is, what distinguishes it from other companies? Answers to these questions can now be found in an image brochure entitled "The Merck Way". Dr. Walter Huber, Head of Corporate Communications, explained: "The 28-page illustrated brochure presents the company's culture, values, history, strategy and objectives as well as the business sectors and the ownership structure. Customers, applicants, investors, journalists and neighbors will find out who and what Merck is."

"The image brochure is complemented audio-visually by a new image film entitled "Live a Better Life", which focuses on the uniqueness of human beings," said Huber. Directed by the internationally renowned cinematographer Laszlo Kadar with background music provided by the Merck Philharmonic Orchestra, the four-minute film uses metaphoric images and symbolic scenes to portray what makes human beings unique and how Merck helps people to live a better life.

The film and brochure can be found on the company website at:

It uses multimedia tools to link the film and brochure, allowing users to experience them in an interactive way. Feedback on the film is welcomed, e.g. via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About Merck KGaA
Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with total revenues of EUR 7.7 billion in 2009, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by approximately 40,000 (including Merck Millipore) employees in 64 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck's operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and free shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since.