Bayer MaterialScience AG is an independent, globally operating company within the Bayer Group. The name Bayer MaterialScience stands for the materials that the company develops and produces. It also stands for the know-how and expertise of its employees all over the world, who register on average one new patent every working day. This spirit is embodied by the company’s mission statement "VisionWorks".
Bayer MaterialScience employs around 18,800 employees at more than 40 locations throughout the world. Sales of some 10.7 billion euros were achieved in 2005, and approximately 8.7 million tons of raw materials produced.
Bayer MaterialScience is currently making major investments in the boom region of Asia. New production facilities for a wide range of different products are under construction in Caojing (Shanghai, China), with an investment volume of 1.8 billion US dollars. The company's activities are focused on sustainable, profitable growth. This is why Bayer MaterialScience not only places great importance on optimizing efficiency, but is also geared towards innovations and creative system solutions.