Merz Builds Green Factory in Reinheim

New construction on the outskirts of town is a commitment to the Odenwald site steeped in tradition.

The Frankfurt-based company Merz will construct a new production facility in Reinheim in the Odenwald region. The goal is to create a green factory at the outskirts of town by 2026 that will then replace the existing production facility in Reinheim. The Merz site that is steeped in tradition will not only be preserved, but also be made future-proof.

“The project is a clear commitment to the Reinheim site and connects the history and future of our company,” says Philip Burchard, CEO of the Merz Group, who wants to lay the foundation stone for the sustainable new Reinheim plant in 2024. “We currently expect an investment of EUR 120 millions,” he continues.

“We are especially happy that we, as the largest employer in Reinheim, are creating reliable future prospects for our employees and the locals,” says Hans-Jörg Bergler, COO of the globally active company based in Frankfurt.

At peak times, up to 270 employees currently work in Reinheim. The aspect of sustainability is especially important to site manager Torben Weilmünster: “With the green factory, we are continuing Merz’s long-standing tradition at the Reinheim site in a future-proof and sustainable way.”

The technology that Merz will use in Reinheim in the future will be efficient and conserve resources: cutting-edge packaging technology will be combined with a state-of-the-art transport system for goods.

For 80 years, the Frankfurt-based company with a focus on health and wellness has operated in the Odenwald region. The strong growth of the Frankfurt-based, family-owned company, which now operates in 28 countries around the world, is one of the reasons for this investment that has received broad-based support from shareholders.

About the Merz Group
The Merz Group is a global, diversified company in the healthcare sector based in Frankfurt, Germany. Family-owned for over 115 years, the company is distinguished by its commitment to innovation, long-term perspective, and focus on profitable growth. The Merz Group includes the businesses Merz Aesthetics, Merz Therapeutics, Merz Consumer Care, Merz Real Estate, and Merz Financial Investments. The company employs 3,730 people (as of the 21/22 financial year) in 28 countries worldwide. To learn more, please visit


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