Electrodes and separators we get from our customers, we adapt our electrolytes. European manufacturer of electrolytic on-site we can supply quickly and flexibly the battery and car industry.” Market observers assume a rapidly increasing demand for lithium-ion batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles for the future. They forecast even an annual growth rate of 25 percent for the years 2009 to 2013. The research projects at Merck run over periods of three to four years. Due to their important contribution to the global environment and the establishment of Germany as an important technology for electric mobility, both research projects with funding of the Federal Ministry for education and research (BMBF) are supported. More information on the subject, see../energie_und_umwelt.html or in the Explorer magazine under Explorer magazine.
“M-the Explorer magazine” is the online magazine from Merck in the style of a news portal in German and English. Interesting and credible researched topics give an insight into the company. The articles are supplemented with multimedia elements such as video clips, photo galleries and podcasts. Merck Merck is a global pharmaceutical and chemical company with total revenues of EUR 7.6 billion in 2008, a history that began in 1668, and a future, which make nearly 33,000 employees in 60 countries. The success is characterised by innovation of entrepreneurial thinking and acting employees. Merck’s operating activities under the umbrella of Merck KGA, involving the Merck family indirectly to about 70 per cent and free shareholders to 30 percent. in 1917, the former U.S. subsidiary Merck & co. was expropriated and is completely independent of the Merck Group since then.