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150 Years of Bayer


Founded in 1863, Bayer has contributed to improving people’s and animals´ lives with its innovations. In 2013, Bayer celebrates its 150th anniversary worldwide with more than 20 projects. While many projects will have a global or German focus, some projects will take place right here in the United States, as more than 15,000 Bayer employees live and work in communities across the country. Below are the many ways the United States is celebrating 150 years of Bayer.  

  Anniversary Tour  |  Anniversary Lunch  |  Airship  |  My Bayer Story
    Photos  |  Media Coverage  |  Social Media  |  Media Contact


Anniversary Tour

To mark the 150th anniversary of Bayer, an interactive exhibition showing how the company has improved the quality of life for millions of people around the world will appear at 30 locations in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australia. The exhibition will focus on the topics of health care, agriculture and high-performance materials.  Click here to learn more about the Anniversary Tour.

The Anniversary Tour will appear in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, from June 11 - 13.

Have a look at the interactive exhibition to mark the 150th anniversary.

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Anniversary Lunch

As Bayer marks the company’s 150th anniversary of its founding this year, the company will hold an Employee Celebration Day luncheon for approximately 110,000 global employees on June 18, serving one international upscale menu to every employee, on the same day. The anniversary menu was created using the expertise of five global Bayer Celebration Chefs, including the onsite Executive Chef at Bayer’s Pittsburgh campus dining facility, Jeff Sinciline. Bayer employees will enjoy Chef Sinciline’s recipes, such as couscous salad with cinnamon almonds and mint-kissed strawberry lemonade.

Chef Jeff Sinciline
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strawberry lemonade

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   Couscous salad
   with cinnamon almonds 
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To view photos of the Anniversary Lunch, cick here.

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On a long journey: an airship with the Bayer cross and mission statement in large lettering will head for destinations in many parts of the world this year to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. The Bayer Airship will visit some of the world's great cities including Sydney, New York, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg.  Click here to learn more about the airship.





Watch the video of the maiden voyage to learn more.

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My Bayer Story

Impressive moments, amusing experiences, strange occurrences: Employees all over the world submitted their personal Bayer tale under the heading “My Bayer Story.” The stories tell about positive experiences with products, describe how the employees experience Bayer as an employer or explain the value of contributing to the mission "Bayer: Science For A Better Life" with their own work.

Below are selected stories from Bayer employees in the U.S.:


A Picture for the Annual Report
Bayer employee Kristin Green was photographed for the cover of the 2011 Annual Report - and was astonished by the number of places the picture has appeared since. She explains about it in her Bayer story.  Read more.




Help after the Hurricane
When Hurricane Ike struck the coast of Texas several years ago, it caused extensive damage to the area around the Baytown site, including many homes belonging to Bayer employees. In his Bayer story, Brian Cassidy shares how the company stood by its employees - and what that meant to his son.  Read more.



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To view photos of the Anniversary Lunch, click here.
To view photos of the Bayer Airship click here

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Media Coverage

Bayer celebrates 150th anniversary
Plastics Today
March 12, 2013

Happy 150th Birthday Bayer!
March 5, 2013

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Social Media

To stay up-to-date on all things Bayer 150, visit our social media sites.


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Media Contact

For all media inquiries, please call (412) 777-5200.

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