Topping-out ceremony at Ypsomed AG in Schwerin

Rudolph: More high-tech products from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to be represented all over the world – Campaign for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern as an attractive business location

No.207/18  | 28.06.2018  | WM  | Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health

The topping-out ceremony for the new production plant of the Ypsomed AG medical technology company took place on Thursday in the Schwerin Industrial Park. In the future, components for pens, auto-injectors and pumping systems for administering liquid drugs are to be produced and assembled with vendor parts into finished end-products at the location. "Ypsomed AG is an innovative, global player, which has now set up a new location here, thereby creating 119 new jobs. In the future, there will therefore be more high-tech products from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern represented all over the world and thereby promoting our region as an attractive business location. Our aim is to attract more companies to invest here, and thus strengthen the economic power of the region", stated the State Secretary in the Ministry of Economics, Employment and Health Dr. Stefan Rudolph at the site.

Locational advantages of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are found convincing - Start of production planned for the summer of 2019

A production and administration building with a gross floor area of some 19,000 square metres is currently undergoing construction at the Schwerin Industrial Park. The building will comprise a single-storey production area (including a cleanroom), depots, a tool storage area, a two-storey administrative area with offices, conference rooms and an auditorium, canteen, technical and sanitary rooms. Further investment is going into the outdoor facilities with parking spaces and loading ramps. According to the company, production is due to start in the summer of 2019. "The locational advantages offered by the region were so convincing that Ypsomed AG – in addition to its production plants in Switzerland and the Czech Republic – also decided to build a plant in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Here the medical technology company is provided with a modern industrial estate possessing a well developed infrastructure, a favourable transport environment and – first and foremost – a highly qualified workforce. We will continue to support both the establishment of new companies and the expansion of existing companies in our region", stated Rudolph.

Companies are investing: Over 8,400 new jobs have been created in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern since 2011 – almost 34,000 jobs secured

Since 2011, the Ministry for Economic Affairs has provided investment grants amounting to 578 million euros in relation to a total investment volume of 2.73 billion euros from funds from the "Improvement of the regional economic structure" joint scheme (GRW) for 991 new investment projects in the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. As a result of the project in the framework of funding individual companies, some 8,414 new jobs have been created and 33,909 jobs secured. "The constant marketing for our region is crucial in gaining investors. We should clarify the attractive conditions offered for working and living in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with even more emphasis. The Schwerin Industrial Park is an outstanding example of successful location marketing", stated Rudolph.

Information on the Schwerin Industrial Park – more than 1,000 jobs in the commercial site

Covering a total area of 350 hectares, the Schwerin Industrial Park offers the largest single potential for industrial sites in the region. Other companies – in addition to Ypsomed – producing at the location Nestlé Deutschland AG (production of Nescafé Dolce Gusto coffee capsules), FlammAerotec GmbH & Co KG (production of various components / vendor parts – including for the Airbus production), PTS-precision GmbH (production of high-precision CNC long turned parts (with a diameter of up to 32 millimetres) for the automotive and electrical industry), United Caps (production of plastic closures – primarily for bottles and cartons in the food industry), Folienveredelung Hamburg (recycling of all kinds of foils into high-quality plastic granulate), ZIM Flugsitz GmbH as well as BVS Systemtechnik GmbH. Over 1,000 jobs have been created in the commercial site.
On-site support from the Ministry for Economic Affairs

The total investment volume of Ypsomed AG in Schwerin is 81.1 million euros. The Ministry for Economic Affairs is supporting the construction project with investment funding amounting to 9.75 million euros with funds from the "Improvement of the regional economic structure" joint scheme (GRW).

Information about Ypsomed AG

Ypsomed develops and produces injection and infusion systems for self-medication. It is based in Burgdorf (Switzerland) and employs some 1,500 people worldwide.

The business establishment at the location was accompanied by the regional business development agency Invest in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The tasks of the agency is to support companies intending to invest and expand in the region.