Jun. 6, 2017
Bayer has concluded an investment of 40 million euros in corporate offices located in the zone of Polanco in Mexico City. The president of the German company in Mexico, Stephan Gerlich, pointed out that the a few temporary problems in Mexico would not cloud the company's long-term vision for the country.
During the inauguration of the corporate building, Gerlich highlighted that in the last lustrum, Mexico had received an investment 200 million euros from the company. “Mexico is a strategic country in Latin America and the world. This new building is a symbol of what is coming in the second century of data in this important country,” mentioned Kemal Malik, member of the Council of Bayer AG, responsible for innovation in Latin America.
In the new building, there will be personnel for the Pharmaceuticals and Crop Science divisions, which together with the two previous buildings make up the corporate complex Bayer of Mexico. These include the Consumer Health Division, the Animal Health Business Unit and the corporate service platform.
The authorities highlighted that the building was designed to be a sustainable construction with technological solutions that would contribute to reduce the ecological impact with automated system, It would have LED lights and steel mesh to avoid heating of internal spaces, which would reduce almost 40 percent of energy consumption, as well as a plant to recycle residual water for reuse and a water treatment plant.
In the second half of 2016, the German company announced to acquire the business of Monsanto for US$66 billion to become the largest providers of seeds and pesticides. The acquisition is now awaiting the necessary authorizations from around the world to start operations.