Bayer in India

Corporate Profile

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power.


Richard van der Merwe

Richard van der Merwe

Senior Bayer Representative,

South Asia



Peter Mueller

Peter Mueller

Head of Region APAC 2
(South Asia),
Crop Science Division

Manoj Saxena

Manoj Saxena

Managing Director,

Bayer Zydus Pharma



The Bayer Group in India encompasses the Crop Science and Pharmaceuticals divisions.


The Crop Science Division is the largest division for Bayer in India. It is organized into two operating units:
Crop Protection / Seeds and Environmental Science. Crop Protection / Seeds markets a broad portfolio of high-value seeds along with innovative chemical and biological pest management solutions, at the same time providing extensive customer service for modern and sustainable agriculture. Environmental Science focuses on non-agricultural applications, with a broad portfolio of pest control products and services for areas ranging from the home and garden sector to forestry. Bayer is a market leader in the crop protection business in India.


Our products for farm and companion animals are managed in the Animal Health business unit, which forms a part of the Crop Science Division.


In India, the Pharmaceuticals Division operates as Bayer Zydus Pharma, a joint venture between Bayer and Zydus Cadila, which focuses on prescription products, especially for cardiology and women’s healthcare, and on specialty therapeutics in the areas of oncology, hematology and ophthalmology. The division also comprises of the Diagnostic Imaging business which markets contrast agents.


The Corporate Functions and Bayer Business Services operate as Group-wide competence centers in which business support services are bundled.


Covestro* is a leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials and develops innovative product solutions for a wide variety of everyday uses.


At Bayer, we are committed to operating sustainably and addressing our social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. Our values of Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility and Efficiency – represented by the acronym LIFE – guide our actions as we work to accomplish our mission "Bayer: Science For A Better Life"





* formerly Bayer MaterialScience more


Additional Information:
  • Bayer CropScience Limited is a public listed Company on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Information related to the listed entity is covered under the 'Investor Relations' section of the Bayer India website
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd., Bayer Zydus Pharma Pvt. Ltd., Bayer Seeds Pvt. Ltd., Bayer BioScience, Pvt. Ltd, Bayer Vapi Pvt. Ltd., Bayer CropScience Ltd. and Bayer Prayas Rural Development Association (This is a Section 8 company / Non-Profit Organization)