Today is a momentous day for Elanco as we welcome Bayer into the fold. It has been a while since the acquisition was first announced, and now we are finally here together to reinforce our position as a leading animal health company.
Firstly, I would like to offer our warmest greetings to all our new customers and colleagues across the globe, but especially to those in the UK and Ireland. We have been looking forward to welcoming you into our affiliate and hope that you are as excited as we are to start working together to connect with all our customers.
Our vision, Food and Companionship Enriching Life, remains at the core of everything we do at Elanco and this will not change; Bayer Animal Health provides an opportunity to achieve greater things for our farm and pet health customers as we continue to focus on how important animals are as solutions to some of the world’s most significant issues under our Elanco Healthy Purpose™ framework.
The acquisition of Bayer Animal Health brings a wealth of new products and capabilities to the Elanco portfolio, but above that it brings a host of committed and experienced professionals into the Elanco team to provide a more complete approach to animal health solutions. As we come together, we can now offer our customers better value, better solutions and better support.
A business is only as good as the people it employs, and with colleagues from both of these complementary companies now in one team we are in a stronger position to achieve our Elanco IPP (Innovation, Portfolio and Productivity) strategy, and make Elanco even greater.
The culture at Elanco is something we are very proud of and I am certain our new colleagues will be made to feel welcome. Since joining Elanco ten years ago now, I have seen how each and every colleague here has adopted our values as their own, and in turn made their own contribution to the Elanco culture. I am so proud of the way we always embrace challenges in order to continue meeting our customers’ needs and expectations: something I know will be even greater with everything Bayer bring with them.
The animal health industry is a small world, and this venture brings together friends old and new as we focus on making a bigger difference to the lives of people and their pets, farmers and their animals and the vets who support them all.
We know that making life better for the animals you care for, makes life better and that is why we’re coming together to make an even better Elanco.
If you’re a customer and have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your Territory Manager who will be able to help you, or you can read the Bayer Statement/FAQs. We are committed to your business and are focussing on creating as minimal disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months.