Leverkusen, Germany -- The Bayer Group says it will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2013 with numerous events around the world. The company, which started as a dye-products factory in Wuppertal, Germany, now employs more than 110 000.
"In the past 150 years, Bayer inventions have time and again helped improve people's quality of life," commented ceo Marijn Dekkers. Bayer gave the example of its its high-performance materials, such as polyurethane, make an important contribution to conserving fossil resources today.
One of the projects for 2013 being prepared by the company is a travelling exhibition that will visualise topics related to health care, agriculture and high-performance materials. This exhibition is scheduled to visit more than 20 sites throughout the world, the company said in a 30 Nov news release. Bayer added that an airship displaying the Bayer Cross will travel to all continents during 2013.