The son of a skilled businessman and Barmener Seidenbandwirkers rose to the mid-19th Century to the successful traders in textile colors of the German states in the world. With him on the English and French model, introduced in Germany Friedrich Bayer Teerfarbenproduktion experienced his breakthrough in the 1860s. The successful cooperation between Bayer and Johann Friedrich Weskott led to the founding of the first small manufacturing plant, the nucleus of the future Bayer AG on 1 Dignified 1863 entitled “Farbenfabriken Friedrich Bayer & Co.” was entered in the Register. Bayer took over in the new company for the commercial, technological management Wescott …
Friedrich Bayer was born on 6 June 1825 in Barmen (now Wuppertal too) born to a traditional artisan family in Barmen.
Father and grandfather had worked as a silk ribbon weavers. With school from 1839 Bayer made a business education in a Barmener trading business, the chemical products sales. Still in training, he rose to become deputy leader of the company. Soon, but, Bayer did their own to deal with chemical products and textile dyes. It expanded rapidly in all German states, which he supplied with wood and paint color extracts. In the early 1960s, Bayer learned on trips to England and France, know the methods of production for coal tar dyes.
From 1861 he experimented in the laundry room of his house with his own production of such colors, which he started to drive the first in Germany. From the beginning, while Bayer collaborated with his friend Friedrich Weskott, who gained in-house production brought in its dyeing colors are used. With the factory was built in the garden, Bayer’s room was too small, he founded in 1863 and earned Weskott outside the Barmen “Farbenfabriken Friedrich Bayer & Co.” The rapid economic success.
In 1866 a second factory was built in Elberfeld, with the subsequent production of the company, which numbered about 400 people in 1880, on the international market of aniline dye industry increasingly asserted. The “Friedrich Bayer & Co.” supplying all worldwide locations of the textile industry. 1875 was Bayer’s eponymous son, who came from the 1848 contract with Carolina Juliana Hülsenbusch marriage, in the company with one, whose partner he was 1877th
Friedrich Bayer died on 6 May 1880 in Wuerzburg.
Be it in the management of subsequent son of Friedrich Bayer (1851-1920) led the dye works, which were converted in 1881 into the “IG Farben Leverkusen”, together with the Henry and Carl Theodor von Boettinger Duisburg world success.