The agreement, which spans 125 locations in 63 countries across Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific will see JLL work with Merck to innovate and integrate the facilities management operations across its global portfolio becoming Merck’s main global facilities management advisor and provider.
Joachim Christ, Chief Procurement Officer at Merck commented: “We are on a journey at Merck to transform our historically grown facility management structures into a globally led and locally executing business partner model, which caters to all aspects of facility management at Merck. We are glad that we have found a very capable partner in JLL to start this journey in office infrastructure around the globe. JLL will not just bring deep experience in the life science market, which will help us to create more value from our facilities for our colleagues globally at Merck, but will also help us to stay on top of the latest developments in our sector.”
Neil Murray, CEO, Corporate Solutions, EMEA, said: “This partnership with Merck is an exciting opportunity to work with an inspiring science and technology company who has a clear vision and commitment to enhance the facilities management (FM) driven value creation for its employees. FM is one of the most complex parts of a corporation’s global portfolio and we are thrilled to be able to support our client in its journey across its global operations.”
The contract represents a significant EMEA led global mandate for JLL in the life sciences industry.