Bayer HealthCare Animal Health is a globally operating company with sites on all five continents. Approximately 55,300 people work for the Bayer subgroup in more than 100 countries at all stages of the value-added chain. The company has its headquarters in Germany (Leverkusen). Two divisions (Consumer Care and Medical Care) are based in Whippany, New Jersey (USA). The headquarters of the Animal Health and Pharmaceuticals Divisions are also located in Germany (Monheim and Berlin, respectively). Local companies handle product distribution and are in close contact with the customer and with the authorities in the various countries.