Bayer Awarded German Company of the Year  

2016.05.11

Pharmaceutical and chemistry giant Bayer receives the award for German Company of the Year 2016 jointly awarded by The Danish-German Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Denmark.

CEO of Bayer A/S, Marion McPherson says:

-“It is a very great honour for Bayer to receive the prize as German Company of the Year. We see this award as a recognition of the hard and dedicated work each and every Bayer employee carries out to ensure that we can offer innovative and sustainable products as well as solutions that heightens Danish quality of life”

The German Company of the Year award seeks to honour and highlight select companies, which have significantly contributed to fostering growth and progress in Denmark, whether through extraordinary growth rates, innovation or significant investments.

On the choice of Bayer, Dorthe Bech Vizard, Director of Invest in Denmark, says:

-“Bayer is highly dignified recipient of German Company of the Year. The company has been active in the Danish market for more than 65 years and today employs more than 120 employees. Bayer manages to foster sales growth which far surpasses the average in the field and they do so through unique and advanced product innovation.”

This year the German Company of the Year award has garnered significant attention, with 28 applicants from all over Denmark. A professional jury consisting of Claus Lønborg, Director of Copenhagen Capacity; Jens-Peter Saul, President of The Danish-German Chamber of Commerce, and Group CEO of Rambøll and Dorthe Bech Vizard, Director of Invest in Denmark, have chosen the winner amongst a highly qualified field of companies.

Attesting to this, Reiner Perau, CEO of The Danish-German Chamber of Commerce says:

“Amongst the many applicants we chose three finalists: Bayer, Lidl and Rohde & Schwarz - German companies who all excel according to the criteria of growth, innovation and investment. All finalists are notable examples of how an innovative approach and a high level of ambition can create jobs and success in Denmark. All nominees combine Danish and German know-how in an innovative manner which generates value, new possibilities and not least, growth.”

Director of the Trade Council, Lars Thuesen presented the award to Bayer CEO Marion McPherson on May 11 in Copenhagen.

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