Bayer awarded German Company of the Year

Pharmaceutical and life science company Bayer is named German Company of the Year 2016, by the Danish-German Chamber of Commerce, Copenhagen Capacity and Invest in Denmark.

“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”, said CEO of Bayer A/S, Marion McPherson.

Business in Denmark for 65 years

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

“Bayer is a highly innovative company  and their investments in Denmark are creating growth and jobs. Their Nordic headquarters for the Crop Science Division is located in Copenhagen, by which Bayer is contributing to Greater Copenhagen’s innovative pharma and life sciences environment. Bayer has been active in the Danish market for more than 65 years, and we invite them to stay for at least another 65”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity, on the choice of Bayer.

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Applicants from all over Denmark

With 28 applicants from all over Denmark, this year’s German Company of the Year award received a lot of attention. A professional jury consisting of Claus Lønborg, CEO of Copenhagen Capacity; Dorthe Bech Vizard, Director of Invest in Denmark; and Jens-Peter Saul, President of The Danish-German Chamber of Commerce and Group CEO of Rambøll chose the winner among a highly qualified field of companies. 

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

“All nominees combine Danish and German knowhow in an innovative manner which generates value, new possibilities and growth. The three finalists, Bayer, Lidl and Rohde & Schwarz, are all German companies who excel according to the criteria of growth, innovation and investment and are notable examples of how an innovative approach and a high level of ambition can create jobs and success in Denmark”.

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