EMD Millipore Receives Chairman’s Award from Massachusetts Governor at Associated Industries of Massachusetts Luncheon

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, the Life Science division of of Darmstadt, Germany, 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., EMD Millipore serves customers in 100 countries with 10,000 employees across 68 countries.

A short video discussing EMD 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 EMD 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.”

EMD 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 EMD 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 EMD 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.

EMD 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, EMD 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. EMD Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.

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

Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a global pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company with total revenues of € 11.2 billion in 2012, a history that began in 1668, and a future shaped by approx. 39,000 employees in 66 countries. Its success is characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck KGaA's operating activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since.

Worldwide there are two separate companies that bear the name “Merck”, the original Merck KGaA from Darmstadt, Germany, the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world, and the pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. in the United States. The rights to the name and trademark MERCK in North America (USA and Canada) lie with Merck & Co., the former U.S. subsidiary of Merck, whereas Merck KGaA operates in North America under the umbrella brand EMD. In the rest of the world, Merck KGaA owns the rights to the Merck name and trademark.

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 .

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 .

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