GREENSBORO, N.C. — Merz North America announced Wednesday it will establish its headquarters in Raleigh, moving the company from current headquarters in Greensboro and from elsewhere in the U.S.
The global pharmaceutical company – part of the Merz Pharma Group, with affiliates in 18 countries around the world – will move operations .
The Greensboro location currently has 193 employees. A spokeswoman for the company was not able to say how many of those jobs will be moved to the Raleigh location, however no jobs will remain in Greensboro.
“For Merz, this move accelerates us toward our vision of becoming the world’s most admired, trusted and innovative aesthetics and neurotoxin company,” said Merz North America President and CEO Bill Humphries. “Our focus is on offering best-in-class customer service, bringing continued innovation to the marketplace and forging new partnerships.”
The decision to centralize Merz’s operations around a Raleigh headquarters follows more than a year of working with outside consultants to evaluate the company’s options, Humphries added. After looking at various metropolitan areas across multiple states, it became clear that Raleigh offers Merz the best opportunity to achieve its vision.
The relocation will take place in a phased approach over the coming year.
Merz has executed a lease at 6501 Six Forks Road for 60,000 square feet, which will be custom-built to meet the company’s needs today and for future growth.
The new headquarters is expected to house 250 employees, including 50 net new jobs to the state of North Carolina.