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Company Background

Bayer Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Bayer AG. Bayer Corporation includes corporate-center functions that support Bayer subgroups - Bayer CropScience, Bayer HealthCare, and Bayer MaterialScience - in North America. These functions include:

Bayer AG is a German chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863 by Friedrich Bayer and Johann Friedrich Weskott. Bayer began selling the well-known Bayer Aspirin in the United States soon after the company was founded. Bayer purchased Miles Laboratories and Cutter Laboratories in 1978, establishing a physical presence in the US.

You know that we discovered aspirin, but every day you use scores of other products that got their start in one of our labels. From the tires on your car to the insulation in your refrigerator, our 10,000-plus products have changed for the better the way you live and work.


Bayer Corporation is organized to support the global business interests of our parent company:

Links to these business groups are found under the Bayer Links box on the left side of most Bayer website pages.