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Bayer

Company nameBayer AG
Company typeAktiengesellschaft
IndustryPharmaceuticals, chemicals
Founded1863
Founder(s)Friedrich Bayer, Johann Friedrich Weskott
HeadquartersLeverkusen, Germany
Key peopleMarijn Dekkers (CEO), Manfred Schneider (Chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsVeterinary drugs, diagnostic imaging, general and specialty medicines, women's health products, over-the-counter drugs, diabetes care, pesticides, plant biotechnology, polymers, coatings, adhesives
Revenue-35.09 billion (2010)
Operating income-2.730 billion (2010)
Net income-1.301 billion (2010)
Total assets-51.51 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-18.90 billion (end 2010)
Employees111,400 (FTE, 2010)
SubsidiaryBayer MaterialScience, Bayer USA, Bayer Schering Pharma, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bayer CropScience

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Bayer AG (-deˈbaɪɐ) is a chemical and pharmaceutical company founded in Barmen, Germany in 1863. It is headquartered in Leverkusen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany and well-known for its original brand of aspirin.


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