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Bayer Technology Services in Figures

48 kilometers of pipes are to be laid at Bayer’s site in Knapsack, Germany, by 2017

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kilometers of pipes are to be laid at Bayer’s site in Knapsack, Germany, by 2017. The pipes, equivalent to the distance between Cologne and Düsseldorf airports, will service a new Bayer production plant. The company is investing 150 million euros to increase its production capacities of methane phosphonous acid n-butyl ester (MPE). MPE is an important precursor for the increasingly in-demand herbicide active substance glufosinate-ammonium (see "Expanded Capacity"). Bayer Technology Services has been entrusted with construction management of the project; building work started in April 2015, with the foundation stone being laid in August (pictured). The project also includes 4300 electronically controllable components.


60000000000 tablets at 50 milligrams each. That’s how many tablets have been made from the 3000 tons of acarbose produced by Bayer at its Wuppertal site up to 2015

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tablets at 50 milligrams each. That’s how many tablets have been made from the 3000 tons of acarbose produced by Bayer at its Wuppertal site up to 2015. Demand for the acarbose-based, type-2 diabetes drug has been increasing for years. To meet this demand, Bayer expanded its production capacities at its Wuppertal site between 2004 and 2012. Biotechnology experts from Bayer Technology Services played a key role in the conception and design of three new fermenters (pictured). The operations in Wuppertal have been producing acarbose since 1997.  


0.15is the number of recordable incidents leading to lost working time per 200,000 employee working hours reported at Bayer Technology Services in 2015

0.15

is the number of recordable incidents leading to lost working time per 200,000 employee working hours reported at Bayer Technology Services in 2015. This figure, known as the LTRIR, is below the ambitious target of 0.21 set by the Bayer Group for 2015. For many years, the frequency of work-related accidents at Bayer has been dropping steadily. In 2008, for example, the LTRIR was still at 0.44. Since then, the rate has fallen by more than half. The constant improvement in safety is partly the result of Bayer’s many successful safety campaigns (pictured). Among these is a global program which is currently still running, and which aims to improve the safety-related behavior of every individual employee.

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