In German-only announcement, Bayer invests $1.5B into native country manufacturing
Bayer has signed a deal to pump $1.53 billion into expanding the manufacturing operations in Bergkamen, Berlin, Leverkusen, Weimar and Wuppertal.
The deal will help establish hubs for innovative research methods and digital technology, as well as the modernization of facilities and more intensive collaboration with universities and startups.
“We are thus giving the employees in Germany much-needed orientation and creating the basis for competitive, sustainable and growing employment in Germany,” Oliver Zühlke, the chairman of the Bayer Geneal Works Council, said in a translated statement. “At the same time, we want to strengthen Bayer’s global competitiveness and innovative strength from Germany and support the group in achieving its growth targets.”
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