Merck inaugurated, October 17, 2018, a new packaging center at its headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. The new 15,000 square meters facility will be dedicated to the packaging and shipping of Merck’s current portfolio of pharma medicines in more than 90 countries. With its eight fully automated packaging lines and robotized logistics, the new packaging center will have the capacity to process more than 210 million boxes of medicines every year.
It is designed to incorporate a broad range of new technologies such as the tracking & tracing of medicines to prevent counterfeit, or smart packaging to ensure more flexibility to adapt the production of medicines to patient demand.
The new pharma packaging center represents an investment of €63 million over the 2015-2018 period and is part of a wider €1 billion investment up to 2020 transforming the Darmstadt site into contemporary global headquarters. <