Facts & Figures

Facts and figures

About the Ypsomed Group

The Ypsomed Group is a leading developer and manufacturer of injection and infusion systems for self-medication and a renowned diabetes specialist with over 30 years’ experience. As a leader in innovation and technology, Ypsomed is the preferred partner for pharmaceutical and biotech companies for the supply of injections pens, autoinjectors and infusion systems to administer liquid drugs. Ypsomed promotes and sells its product portfolio under the umbrella brands, mylife™ Diabetescare directly to patients or through pharmacies and clinics, and under YDS Ypsomed Delivery Systems as business-to-business to pharmaceutical companies. Ypsomed has its headquarters in Burgdorf, Switzerland, and operates a global network of manufacturing sites, subsidiaries and distributors. The Ypsomed Group employs around 1 400 employees.

Ypsomed Diabetes Care

With its mylife Diabetescare brand, Ypsomed operates successfully in the B2C business with products and services for people with diabetes mellitus. The product portfolio includes: insulin pumps, infusion sets, pen needles, blood glucose monitoring systems and other diabetes supplies. Products are distributed via Ypsomed’s subsidiaries to hospitals, doctors, pharmacies and patients, and via distributors (pen needles).

Ypsomed Delivery Systems

Our pharmaceutical and biotech customers purchase injection systems and corresponding services under the YDS brand, Ypsomed Delivery Systems. They do this via the industry leader, as Ypsomed is the world’s largest developer and manufacturer of pens and autoinjectors with which patients can administer their liquid medication subcutaneously themselves.


According to the current position, the second half-year will be considerably better compared with the reporting period. We expect a growth in turnover of approximately 18 % versus the forecast 15 %. On this basis, we will raise the outlook for the operating result to approximately CHF 60 million.

Net sales and EBIT development
Net sales and EBIT development half year 2017/18 (Klick on image to enlarge)

Key financial figures – four-year overview

In thousand CHFYear
Sales of goods and services 389 555 336 922 306 632 276 257
Gross profit 125 478 103 187 85 850 70 526
Operating profit 55 298 44 435 28 546 15 645
Net profit 46 247 35 812 19 395 13 608
EBITDA 1 87 763 73 270 57 369 40 715
Cash flow from operating activities 75 064 76 687 41 381 41 206
Headcount 1 314 1 166 1 050 999

1Operating profit before depreciation and amortisation.