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The Farbenfabrik Bayer AG is newly established on December 19, 1951. One year later, around 33,000 people work at Bayer and again produce pharmaceutical and crop protection products, as well as plastics.
Video clip of Bayer Airship anniversary tour Highlights in 2013. On the occasion of "150 years Bayer" the airship was built especially for the anniversary year. It stopped at many worldwide stations and represented the Bayer brand with great public response.
Bayer AG has officially celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation. The ceremony in Cologne was attended by more than 1,000 people, including the guests of honor – German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and North Rhine-Westphalian State Premier Hannelore Kraft – and Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers. The high-ranking politicians signed the Golden Book of Bayer AG and toured the anniversary exhibition.
After being re-established as Bayer AG in 1951, the company expands rapidly. Its products like Aspirin and the CD change and improve people's lives.
After the reestablishment of Bayer in 1951 the company is growing rapidly. Products like Aspirin or the CD change and improve the life of many people.
After a takeover bid in March 2006, Bayer successfully acquires over 92.4 percent of the roughly 191 million outstanding Schering shares in July. Today the company is part of the Pharmaceuticals division of Bayer HealthCare.
With the acquisition of Roche in 2005, Bayer strengthens its business with over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. Top brands like Rennie® and Bepanthen® complement Bayer’s world famous OTC product range.
In June 2002, Bayer acquires Aventis CropScience and becomes one of the top crop protection companies in the world. Through this acquisition, Bayer moves into the seeds business.
When Aspirin® (active ingredient acetylsalicylic acid) was brought onto the market by Bayer in 1899 as a medicine to relieve pain and fever, nobody could have imagined that it would develop into the medicine of the century during the next 100+ years. In 1
1992, three years after Germany was reunified, Bayer established Bayer Bitterfeld GmbH, investing €750 million in the construction of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. Bayer was one of the first major western corporations to participate in develo
Cutter Laboratories is founded as a small family company by Dr. E. A. Cutter in Berkeley, California in 1897. During World War II, Cutter works in the field of plasma fractionation. In 1974, Cutter is acquired by Bayer and is still based to this day in Be
Bayer began supporting education and research in 1923. To start with, Bayer promoted scientific talent within its own company. Since 1984 – the year of Otto Bayer's death – Bayer has honored top international researchers from outside the company along wit
The TuS 04 soccer squad is established in 1907, just three years after the first Bayer company sports club is founded. The team was promoted to the Bundesliga in 1979 and has played in Germany's top division ever since. The squads greatest achievements in
In 1904, the employees' desire for a meaningful way to spend their free time leads to the establishment of the first Bayer sports club. This involvement in recreational sports soon evolves to include competitive sports. Today Bayer is one of the largest s
Bayer's Leverkusen Wastewater Commission first convened in 1901. Since then the company has balanced its commercial activities with environmental protection and nature. Bayer became the first private-sector partner to the United Nations Environment Progra
Cultural activities at Bayer began as early as 1900, when a group of employees started meeting to play music. Rehearsals were held in the waiting room of one of the gatehouses until the Erholungshaus, Bayer’s cultural venue, opened in 1908.
The Consumer Care division of Bayer HealthCare is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, and is one of the world's biggest suppliers of over-the-counter medicines and nutritional supplements. In 2012 Bayer's Consumer Care portfolio in the USA featured m
Bayer's first advisors arrive in Brazil in 1896. The first branch offices are set up here and in Argentina in 1911, and just one year later the manufacture of Aspirin® begins in Argentina. In the 1950s the company has a large number of branches and manufa
In 1892, Bayer developed the world's first synthetic insecticide on the basis of Golden Yellow dye. Targeted research began in 1911. In 1914, Bayer launched UspulunTM, the world's first seed dressing. An important stage began in 1951 with the development
In 1891 Bayer acquired a stake in the company Dr. Carl Leverkus und Söhne in Wiesdorf on the Rhine in preparation for moving to a new headquarter site in 1912. This was the start of a development which is still ongoing more than 100 years later, during which Bayer has become a globally operating strategic holding headquartered in Leverkusen.
Bayer has had a presence in Asia since 1882. An initial cooperation agreement with the Hamburg-based export company Meyerink & Co. in Shanghai, China, was followed by further agencies in Hong Kong and Tianjin. Bayer began distributing its products in Japa
In 1865, two years after Friedrich Bayer et Comp. had been founded in Barmen, Germany, Bayer acquired an interest in the first U.S. aniline-dyestuffs factory in Albany, NY. The first Bayer facility in the USA started manufacturing Bayer Aspirin and Phenac
Bayer was founded in 1863 in Barmen, a district of what is today Wuppertal, under the name Friedr. Bayer et Comp. It was set up as a dyestuffs factory, but from 1888 Bayer started developing and manufacturing pharmaceutical products as well in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, and added crop protection products to its portfolio in 1911.