Merck signals future direction with unveiling of new Sydney office

| November 13, 2019

Merck, a leading science and technology company, has unveiled its new Sydney office at an official opening event in the innovation hub of Macquarie Park.

The move to 11 Talavera Road aims to further Merck’s local growth, capabilities and business partnerships and brings together – for the first time in one location – more than 120 Sydney employees from the company’s Healthcare and Life Science divisions.

Staff were joined by guests from the science, technology, academic and health communities as Merck detailed the leading-edge technology and contemporary design features of the bespoke premises. The celebration also included a showcase of the diverse range of products and services provided by Merck’s three divisions – Healthcare, Life Science and Performance Materials.Global and local Merck executives were joined by employees as the office was formally declared open by John Alexander OAM, Federal Member for Bennelong, and Dr. Frank Stangenberg-Haverkamp, Chairman of the Executive Board and the Family Board of E. Merck KG.

“Merck has a 351-year heritage and as the family of owners, we want to build on this successful legacy for future generations. We are proud of our company and its people – about 56,000 curious minds dedicated to human progress. They are pushing the boundaries of possibility to create opportunities for everyone – here in Australia and in more than 60 further countries around the world,” said Dr.  Stangenberg-Haverkamp. 

Merck Healthcare Managing Director & General Manager for Australia/New Zealand, Leah Goodman, said this is a very significant milestone in the history of Merck in Australia.

“This workspace has been designed to encourage productivity, creativity and employee wellbeing, and is aligned with Merck’s global mission to apply its scientific expertise to making a positive difference to people’s lives.”

Bradley Simpson, Life Science Managing Director for Australia/New Zealand, said this is an exciting time as Life Science comes together with Healthcare under one roof to further drive the success of our businesses, and of the wider scientific community, demonstrating that Merck is truly a ‘vibrant science and technology company.