Bayer CropScience plans expanding its site in Wismar, Federal State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Bayer to build biological crop protection facility in Germany

9:37 AM, 25th March 2014
Bayer CropScience plans expanding its site in Germany

MONHEIM, GERMANY: Bayer CropScience plans to substantially expand its site in Wismar, Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, to enable it to meet the growing global demand for biological crop protection solutions. The planned investment includes the construction of a new manufacturing facility for biological crop protection products and the requisite infrastructure. The extension to the production capacities will be carried out in stages and is scheduled for completion by 2016 at the latest.

Furthermore, Bayer CropScience plans to consolidate its local research and development activities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in a new building complex at the Wismar site. The total investment volume amounts to approximately €18 million.

At present, research into new biological solutions based on fungal spores is conducted at Bayer’s site in Malchow on the island of Poel, Germany. In the future, Bayer CropScience’s local research and development activities will be concentrated in Wismar. The relocation will begin as soon as the approximately 1,600 m² two-story building complex with laboratories, pilot plants and offices has been completed. The relocation of R&D activities is scheduled for 2015.

The new production building in Wismar will meet state-of-the-art product quality and safety standards. Including a warehouse, Bayer’s employees will have an area of 4,000 m² at their disposal in future – enough space for ideal production and fermentation conditions. The company is therefore well prepared for the future and can react flexibly to new market conditions.

“Using biologicals is another future-oriented way of sustainably increasing agricultural productivity. The planned investment in our German site in Wismar is therefore not only a major step to strengthen Bayer CropScience’s position as a leading supplier of integrated solutions to agriculture. Our range of seeds, combination of chemical and biological products and services also help us support our customers so that they can grow high-quality produce,” said Bernd Naaf, member of Management Board, Bayer CropScience.

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