Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in three business areas: health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Our products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life.
Renowned worldwide as an inventor company, Bayer continues to strengthen its position through research and innovation. Bayer has had a presence in Australia and New Zealand for more than 80 years and has made a significant investment in local research and manufacturing.
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Bayer is an international, research-based group with major businesses in health care, nutrition and high-tec materials.
Employing some 113,000 people worldwide, and over 800 in Australia/New Zealand, the Bayer Group has a portfolio of over 10,000 products and operations in nearly all countries of the globe. Worldwide operations are managed from Group headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.
Bayer is researched¡Vbased and 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 2004 the Bayer Group recorded sales of EUR 29.8 billion, and invested heavily (EUR 2.1 billion) in research and development. Bayer's operations in Australia/New Zealand/Oceania generated AU$632 million in revenue in 2004.
The following graphs provide additional information on the financial performance of Bayer in Australia and New Zealand in 2004.