Monheim/Muttenz – 22 September 2014 - Bayer CropScience has inaugurated a new production facility at its Muttenz site in the Swiss canton of Basel-Landschaft.
"This recently undertaken investment of approximately EUR 100 million will make Muttenz a central site from which we will be able to serve the global demand for the Nativo™ family of crop protection products," said Bayer CropScience CEO Liam Condon.
Since acquiring the production site in 2000, Bayer CropScience has invested continuously in the manufacturing facilities there. Including the most recent investment of EUR 100 million, investment in Muttenz since 2000 has totaled EUR 200 million.
The size of the workforce has also increased in parallel to the capital expenditures: the headcount has more than tripled over the past 15 years to 230 full-time positions at present. Another approximately 30 jobs for qualified personnel will be created through 2015.
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,819 million (2013) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company has a global workforce of 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries.