All Bayer subgroups work closely with Bayer Technology Services worldwide on technology solutions, particularly in the fields of process technology, plant engineering, automation and product development. For example, this service company cooperates with Bayer MaterialScience to develop new production processes that make efficient use of energy and raw materials, thereby helping the subgroup to safeguard its technological and cost leadership.
Centralized development work on technologies relevant to more than one subgroup, such as nanotechnology and biotechnology, along with expertise in mathematical simulation and statistical data analysis, helps Bayer HealthCare and Bayer CropScience to shorten development times for new products. Another key strategic factor here is international knowledge sourcing. This takes place in areas ranging from countryspecific expertise in the handling of capital expenditure projects to the global exploitation of innovations.