Ceremonial tribute to Willy Michel at the Ypsomed General Meeting 2022

Ceremonial tribute to Willy Michel


After an interruption of two years, it was with great pleasure that we were able to hold the General Meeting again physically and with a record attendance in Burgdorf. At this event, the focus was on company founder Willy Michel, who had decided to pass on the " baton" and did not stand for re-election. He had already been elected Honorary Chairman of the Ypsomed Group by the Board of Directors in May and was now bid farewell with a festive programme at the General Meeting. He will be succeeded by Gilbert Achermann, who was newly elected Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Award for our apprentices


Congratulations to our apprentices: Gavin achieved second place (nationwide) in the FRAISA ToolChampions competition and came first in the regional qualifying round for German-speaking Switzerland. Stefan and Ermal both came third regionally. Gavin's podium finish at the qualifying round means that he can represent Ypsomed at the Swiss Skills in Bern – and compete for the Swiss championship.

Our new working model


The pandemic has had a lasting impact on our idea of work. The sudden obligation to work from home has led to challenges, but also to new opportunities. Flexible working, independent of time and place, has become an integral part of our culture at Ypsomed within a very short time. We want to continue to attract the best talent in the industry and therefore offer a working environment tailored to the individual situations of employees in all stages of their lives.

Rafael Navajo, Beat Kaser, Hanspeter Mock, Albert Castellanos und Simon Michel (left to right).

Our new digital hub in Barcelona


On 3 May 2022, our new Software Delivery Centre in Barcelona was officially opened: Albert Castellanos, Minister of Economy and Competitiveness and our CEO, Simon Michel, laid the foundation for a flourishing collaboration in Spain in the presence of numerous media representatives.

We introduced the new mould generation


In week 13 of this year, mould making history was made at Ypsomed. The latest generation of injection moulds was successfully put into operation at the technical centre in Burgdorf. The injection mould in question was the Telescopic Look Sleeve, which was designed and built in-house for the first time as a 16-cavity mould. The special feature here is that the mould produces 32 moulded parts in a single injection cycle and assembles the two parts which belong together while still in the mould – and thus allows 16 assembled parts to be removed from the mould with a pick and place gripper.