About Bayer in Africa
Bayer’s presence in Africa dates back to the late 1800’s, with the first legal entity set-up in South Africa followed by Morocco, Kenya, Algeria, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. At present Bayer is cementing its presence in Africa with over 1000 employees spread across legal entities already established in a number of countries, and other are in the process of being established. Our key business locations in Africa include South Africa, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Morocco and Algeria. We plan to further expand our presence in Africa in all our areas of business.
Our Focus is on Southern Africa
Bayer has a long history in South Africa, dating back to the early 1920’s when Taeuber & Corssen (Pty) Ltd were appointed as agents of the then German chemical company, Bayer AG. Following an evolutionary process spanning more than half a century, Bayer in South Africa formally came into existence in 1993, consolidating its activities in the country in the industrial/chemical, agricultural, healthcare and consumer fields.
With the majority of Bayer’s total sales on the continent generated in South Africa, the country plays a key role in Bayer’s African strategy. South Africa therefore remains a key market for Bayer and will play an instrumental role in facilitating the expansion into the Southern African region in particular.
Bayer’s business focus in concentrated in three divisions:
Made in South Africa for Africa
Southern Africa is also home to the only manufacturing plant in Africa located in Nigel, Johannesburg. The plant has handled formulation, packaging, labelling and logistics since 1982, and is one of the major keystones of operation in the Southern African region enabling Bayer to deliver the right product, on time, always across sub groups.
The plant is able to pack products for the diverse needs of the different types of farmers Bayer serves. The plant also serves neighboring countries and selected product to sub-Saharan Africa.