Processing Magazine

Merck Canada completes multi-million dollar modernization of manufacturing facility

October 26, 2011

MONTREAL — Merck Canada has announced the completion of a $33.2-million modernization of its Pointe Claire manufacturing facility that establishes it as a Center of Excellence for manufacturing liquids, ointments and creams, according to a press release.

The investment has resulted in the expansion of the plant and installation of state-of-the-art production equipment, as well as the refit of production and storage areas, increasing the facility''s competitiveness internationally while preserving local jobs.

"Merck''s decision to invest $33.2 million is a testimony to its employees as well as an acknowledgement of the quality of the workforce at the Pointe Claire plant," said Merck Canada President and Managing Director Cyril Schiever. "The investment has allowed us to install cutting-edge technology and improve the facility''s efficiency."