Merck has opened its newly expanded Life Science distribution center in Schnelldorf, Germany. The investment of EUR 180 million added 25,000 square meters to the site, almost doubling its size. It now includes a new manual down filling operation and additional space for the distribution of a wide range of products to laboratories and research facilities all around the world.

The site employs 470 engineers, manufacturing and distribution experts. The expansion of the Schnelldorf facility is part of a multi-year investment program of Merck's Life Science business sector. It aims to increase the capacity and capabilities to support the growing global demand for critical drugs and to make significant contributions to public health.

Since 2020, Merck has announced industrial capacity and capabilities expansion projects in Life Science throughout Europe, China, and the United States, of more than EUR 2 billion.