Bayer is a life science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. With its innovative products the company contributes to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time. The growing and increasingly aging world population requires improved medical care and an adequate supply of food. Bayer is improving people’s quality of life by preventing, alleviating and treating diseases. The company is also helping to provide a reliable supply of high-quality food, feed and plant-based raw materials.
One of the most important markets for Bayer is Europe, where the company achieved sales of around €16 bn in 2015. Numerous major production facilities and 55,900 employees (of whom 36,700 work in Germany) add up to a strong presence in this region. Europe’s significance for the company is also illustrated by the expenditure on research and development, with around €3 bn invested in Europe in 2015.
Bayer is safeguarding the international competitiveness of its European production sites by setting up manufacturing and logistics competence centres in Europe.