2013 – 150 Years of Bayer

Bayer was celebrating all over the world

To celebrate the anniversary, numerous events focusing on employees take place around the world - multi-facetted and international: a birthday menu for all employees, a Bayer airship traveling around the globe, personal stories from employees and a song going around the world. Here are the highlights of the anniversary year.

You can also find a summary of all events in the booklet “150 Years of Bayer” (PDF, 6.6 MB).

My Bayer Story

My Bayer Story

Impressive moments, amusing experiences, strange occurrences: Employees all over the world submitted their personal Bayer experience under the heading “My Bayer Story”. A selection of these stories has been published in the anniversary year of 2013. Read here exciting Bayer stories. more


The Bayer Airship

The Bayer Airship

An airship bearing the Bayer Cross and the Bayer mission in large letters was hovering over many parts of the world in 2013. Read the “Making of” to learn how the impressive advertising platform has been constructed and look back on the international airship adventure. more


Anniversary Tour

Anniversary Tour

“Science For A Better Life” – These 22 letters in display modules explained the company’s mission statement with hands-on examples. From “S” for “Science” to “A” for “Aspirin” and “E” for “Energy Efficient Mobility” – each letter stood for a Bayer-related topic. more


Anniversary Song

Anniversary Song

150 Years of Bayer: pop song for a good cause. As part of the activities to celebrate the foundation of Bayer, employees from 50 countries have recorded the song entitled “A Better Life.” This has been so positively received that the song has been marketed externally. more


Art Exhibition

Art Exhibition

“From Beckmann to Warhol. 20th and 21st century art. The Bayer Collection.” This was the title of an exhibition in Berlin’s Gropius-Bau from March to June 2013. Some 240 works by 89 artists have been on display. more  


Volunteering Program Special

Volunteering Program Special

To mark Bayer's 150th anniversary in 2013, the Bayer Cares Foundation has launched a volunteering program special that was open to all current and retired Bayer employees worldwide. more  


Celebration Day

Celebration Day

All employees worldwide were invited to celebrate the anniversary together. Recipes for a menu have been prepared for this and lunch has been served for free in cafeterias around the world. more


Employee Event “We are Bayer”

Employee Celebration

Around 30,000 participants attended the biggest birthday party in Bayer's history, which took place in the BayArena soccer stadium in Leverkusen at the Ende of June 2013. more


Official 150th Anniversary Celebration

Stakeholder Event

Bayer AG officially celebrated the 150th anniversary of its foundation. More than 1,000 guests were attending the event in the Cologne Exhibition Center, including numerous personalities from politics, business, science, society and the media along with customers and Bayer employees. more


Anniversary Stamp

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Letters sent out within Germany during Bayer's 150th birthday year are also marking the occasion: the company has produced its own German postage stamp to highlight the anniversary.  more


Science Symposium

Science Symposium

Around 380 scientists from 14 countries participated in a “Science For A Better Life” symposium in Leverkusen. The intention was to strengthen and extend Bayer's partnerships and networks with universities and research institutes. more


Book of Congratulations

Book of Congratulations

Many people shared their congratulatory messages about Bayer’s anniversary in our Book of Congratulations. Thank you very much for every entry! more

Last updated: January 14, 2014 Copyright © Bayer AG
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