Press Releases Ypsomed Group

Burgdorf/Schwerin - The topping-out ceremony for Ypsomed's new production plant took place on 28 June 2018. The Swiss medical technology company is building a new production plant in Schwerin's industrial park, creating around 150 new jobs in the region in the coming years. The new production plant will start operations in summer 2019.

Simon Michel, CEO Ypsomed
Simon Michel, CEO Ypsomed

After a construction period of around nine months, the topping-out ceremony for the new production plant of the Swiss medical technology company Ypsomed took place in the Schwerin industrial park. In addition to over 100 people from the construction teams, Ypsomed CEO Simon Michel and other Ypsomed Executive Management members, the management and project management of the planning and implementation company IE Plast as well as representatives from politics and business also took part in the topping-out ceremony.

After completion of the building shell in the coming weeks, the interior work of the production plant will now begin. Besides production, the Schwerin site will accommodate a logistics warehouse, quality control and technical maintenance. On the manufacturing side, production will include injection and infusion systems as well as infusion sets for insulin pumps. The facility will be equipped with state-of-the-art cleanrooms, plastic injection moulding machines, printing equipment and automated assembly and packaging machines. During the initial five years, the new site will create some 150 jobs in the region. Additional jobs will be created as production increases.

From left: Tony Ackermann, Senior Project Manager, Ypsomed Overall Project Manager of the Nordlicht project; Simon Michel, CEO Ypsomed; Karsten Kreibig, Project Manager IE Plast; Harald Schmutzler, Construction Site Management IE Plast

As the production sites in Switzerland have been expanded to the limit and production capacities will be exhausted after 2020, Ypsomed has decided to increase capacities in Schwerin, in Germany’s northeast. “The Schwerin location offers us perfect conditions. Being located in Germany, this provides us with a high level of planning and legal safety. Development of the infrastructure is excellent and the authorities are motivated and helpful. Furthermore, the Schwerin greater area offers an ample pool of qualified employees” is how Simon Michel, CEO of the Ypsomed Group, comments the step to Germany. 

Facts and figures on the new Ypsomed production site Schwerin:

  • 100’000 m2 land, option for a further 2 x 50’000 m2
  • 24’000 m2 building area
  • € 100 million planning, construction and investment costs
  • 18 months construction time, completion of building and start of production during summer of 2019
  • Approximately 150 jobs over the first five years with additional jobs as production increases
Thomas Kutt
Head of Investor Relations
Ypsomed Holding AG

About IE Plast
IE Plast is part of the IE Group, which currently employs more than 90 construction and plant planners, architects, industrial and mechanical engineers as well as logistics specialists and process engineers. With three offices in Zurich, Munich and Nyon today, the group has been on the market since 1966, and plans and executes projects for the plastics industry as well as for the food, print and packaging, life science and technology industry. IE customers receive plant and construction planning from one source for both new buildings and extensions to existing plants. The result is sustainable industrial buildings: efficient, low in emissions and flexible to use.

You can find more information at: http://www.ie-group.com.

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