Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Visual Identity for Nunhems as Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds

A New Look, the Same Global Specialist
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Bayer CropScience
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (April 3, 2014) – Today, Bayer CropScience announced that its vegetable seed business, Nunhems, will change its visual identity and be marketed under the Bayer CropScience brand starting in April 2014. The corresponding business unit will be called Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds. This specialized business unit will be responsible for all vegetable seeds activities worldwide, from research to after-sales.

The new visual identity for the Nunhems brand will be aligned with Bayer CropScience Seeds and Crop Protection product brands. As a result, all relevant materials, including packaging, advertisements, brochuresA new packaging look for product brand Nunhems: Outer box in the new look for Bayer CropScience product brand Nunhems.
and internet presences have been redesigned and will be implemented gradually from April 1 onwards.

“We will keep Nunhems as our product brand, paying tribute to the great recognition this name enjoys within our market. But what really matters for our customers - many of whom already know that we are one company - is that we will continue to be the Global Specialist,” said Joachim Schneider, head of Vegetable Seeds. “We will continue to deliver to them high quality and innovative products, customized to meet their needs. We will continue to work together seamlessly in our crop teams to unearth and share information and provide services which add value to their business.”

“With Bayer’s long-standing history, its large global footprint in life sciences and innovation, its great reputation and brand recognition, its commitment to agriculture, and now its proud support of our vegetable seeds business, our promise to our customers will be even stronger,” Schneider continued.

The new visual identity for the Nunhems brand reflects the overall company strategy of Bayer to significantly increase the value of its portfolio in fruit and vegetables.  

“We are committed to enhancing world food security,” stated Frank Terhorst, head of Seeds at Bayer CropScience. “To achieve this, we focus on offering crop solutions spanning seeds, chemical and biological crop protection, and extensive service and support programs. In this context, Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds offers a valuable contribution to our portfolio with its unique specialism and direct customer interaction.”

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscience.us.

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care,
agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,819 million (2013) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 22,400 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Becca Hogan
External Communications Manager
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2998
Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com

Emily Stirlen
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Bayer CropScience Vegetable Seeds
Tel: (209) 339-4803
Email: emily(dot)stirlen(at)bayer(dot)com

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