As a country, we’re big on animals. From our reputation as a farming nation to our love of the humble household pet, animal welfare is big on the agenda for most Kiwis and now we have the company to match.
Bayer New Zealand acquired the Bomac group in 2011 and the last 12 months has seen the organisations getting busy integrating.
The result: a giant in animal healthcare, the Bayer New Zealand Animal Health division, official as of this month.
Changes include improvements to its Manukau manufacturing site and the establishment of an expanded Auckland-based Centre for Innovation and Development.
Bayer’s Animal Health country division head Connel McLaren said the company was forging an exciting path, with 12 new products registered in 2011 and 20 in the pipeline this year.
“We’ve already had discussions with Bayer representatives from Europe and Northern America keen on introducing New Zealand-developed products to overseas markets.”
But he stressed the importance of its New Zealand customer base.
“Many farmers and veterinarians rely on our products, but at the same time we are continually striving to come up with new solutions to diseases such as mastitis and pests such as parasites.”
“With the huge global resources that Bayer has at its disposal, I’m confident we can achieve a great deal in the next few years.”