Bayer Celebrates 150 Years Globally

Bayer HealthCare Animal Health celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Shawnee, Kan., animal health campus, along with Bayer's 150th anniversary globally.


The Shawnee campus also hosted a luncheon for more than 450 employees, the community, state political leaders and local industry partners. The event features an internationally diverse menu, which was also served to more than 110,000 Bayer employees worldwide.



Kim Young, Kansas City Area Development Council’s vice president of Bioscience Development, speaks at Bayer's Shawnee event.



"I could think of no better way to mark Bayer's 150th anniversary, and our own 50 years of animal health history than by sharing a globally-inspired meal with my colleagues," said Ian Spinks, president and general manager of Bayer HealthCare, Animal Health division, North America. "It reminds us that we are not only part of something very special here in Shawnee, but part of a global company dedicated to the science for a better life."


To mark the 150th anniversary of Bayer worldwide, the Bayer Cares Foundation award nearly $785,000 in donations to 150 volunteer projects around the world. Bayer's yearlong anniversary celebration includes a variety of global and U.S. events focused on the company's employees, customers, partners and the scientific community.