Bayer is an international, research-based group with major businesses in health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Employing over 108,400 people worldwide, and 840 in Australia/New Zealand, the Bayer Group has a portfolio of over 5,000 products and operations in nearly all countries of the globe. Worldwide operations are managed from Group headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.
Bayer aims for technological leadership in its core activities. Fundamental to our business is the acknowledgment that technical and commercial expertise involves a responsibility to work for the common good and contribute to sustainable development.
In 2009 the Bayer Group recorded sales of EUR 31.2 billion, and invested heavily in research and development. Bayer's operations in Australia and New Zealand generated AU$724 million ($NZ903 million) in revenue in 2009