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May 10, 2013
Contact: Elise Lapham
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Merck Millipore Receives Chairman’s Award from Massachusetts Governor at Associated Industries of Massachusetts Luncheon
  • Merck Millipore recognized for success and continued growth in International Trade

May 10, 2013, Darmstadt, Germany — Merck Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck, today accepted the Chairman’s Award from Governor Deval Patrick at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) Annual Meeting held in Waltham, MA. This award recognizes a Massachusetts firm, institution or public agency of any size that has demonstrated excellence in international trade. Headquartered in Billerica, Mass., Merck Millipore serves customers in 100 countries with 10,000 employees across 68 countries.

Merck:/Freestyle/DIV-Divisional/News/News-Div-AIMAward-05102013-400px.jpgA short video discussing Merck Millipore’s international success and priorities was shown before President Robert Yates accepted this award on behalf of the division. “We are honored to receive this year’s Chairman’s Award,” said Robert Yates, President of Merck Millipore. “As a leading supplier to the Life Sciences Industry, the international market is increasingly important to our success. The talent, resources and culture of innovation in the state of Massachusetts make it a great location for our divisional headquarters, and supports our ability to meet the demands of our international customers.”

Merck Millipore products meet the needs of researchers and scientists worldwide. Of the division’s 10,000 employees, 6,400 are located outside of the United States. Eighty percent of the division’s business is run through global business units, while twenty percent is conducted through the Merck Millipore International organization, which uses local contacts in sales, subsidiaries and distributors to reach customers in the most effective way. This international customization has enabled Merck Millipore to successfully serve and connect with the global market.

“Our Global Trade Award winners are exemplary Massachusetts businesses that don’t think in terms of boundaries or borders, but in terms of opportunity,” AIM CEO Richard Lord said in a statement. “Taking advantage of all that Massachusetts has to offer positions companies like our winners for exceptional global success.”

Other companies recognized at this year’s AIM event are Kinefac and Lenox Tools. The winners were determined by a selection committee established by AIM’s International Business Council. This was AIM’s 98th annual meeting.

Video: Chris Ross, Head of Operations at Merck Millipore, spoke with AIM about the division’s International Business:


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About Merck Millipore
Merck Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers’ success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, Merck Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion Merck Millipore operates as EMD Millipore in the U.S. and Canada.

Note: Merck KGaA or Merck shall mean Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

About Associated Industries of Massachusetts (AIM)
Established in 1915, Associated Industries of Massachusetts is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan association of Massachusetts employers.  With 6,000 member companies employing more than 500,000 people in Mass., AIM’s mission is to promote the well-being and prosperity of the Commonwealth by improving the State’s economic climate, proactively advocating fair and equitable public policy and providing relevant, reliable information and excellent services.  For further information, visit

About the AIM International Business Council
The AIM International Business Council helps Massachusetts employers engage in international trade and expand their global business activities. Through seminars, referrals, and e-newsletters, the AIM International Business Council provides companies with the resources they need.  For more, visit