Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia. Facilities across the globe, approved by international regulatory authorities and suitable also for the large scale production of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), make Bachem a trusted and reliable partner for pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Bachem locations

Bachem Holding (Bubendorf)

Bachem Holding AG, the headquarters of the Bachem Group, is located in Bubendorf. It was founded in 2003 and is responsible for the global strategy and public relations. 


Bachem AG (Bubendorf)

Bachem AG was founded in 1971 and it manages products and services for Europe, Africa, India and the Middle East. It develops and manufactures peptide new chemical entities (NCEs), oligonucleotide NCEs, commercial API, research and specialty products (ex. catalog peptides and cosmetics), as well as offering a range of services and capabilities (ex. GMP production, project management). Of all Bachem sites Bachem Bubendorf is largest peptide and oligonucleotide production facility.


Bachem SA (Vionnaz)

The Vionnaz facility was founded in 1973, aquired by Bachem in 2001, and is located in the canton of Valais in the southern part of Switzerland. At this GMP site, both small organic molecules and generic API are produced. Bachem Vionnaz develops amino acid chemistry, electrochemistry, enzymatic reactions, chiral synthesis, Pyrogen-free production and high temperature reactions.

Bachem Americas Inc. (Torrance)

The GMP site in Torrance, California was founded in 1971 and acquired by Bachem in 1996. It is the center of excellence of the Bachem Americas organization for development of peptide new chemical entities (NCEs), with in-depth chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC) know-how and expertise to successfully achieve commercialization. Together with state-of-the-art equipment and a rapidly growing degree of automation, the Torrance site delivers efficient peptide active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and manufacturing on a small to medium scale.

Bachem Americas Inc. (Vista)

The GMP manufacturing site in Vista, California was founded in 1987 and acquired by Bachem in 2015. The Vista location manufactures commercial API, peptide new chemical entities (NCEs) and intermediates using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Since its acquisition, the site has undergone significant capacity expansion to meet the market demand for peptide products at the medium and larger scale. The site also provides custom synthesis for research grade peptides.

Bachem UK Ltd. (St.Helens)

Bachem UK Ltd. was founded in 1992, acquired by Bachem in 1999, and is located in St. Helens, in the United Kingdom. The site is the Bachem Centre of Excellence for the production of Research Chemicals, and manufactures a wide range of custom and catalogue peptides via solid-phase peptide synthesis (SPPS).

Using state-of-the-art automated equipment, the site can efficiently produce over 1,000 peptides annually. Since 2017 the site has been ISO13485 certified for the manufacture of peptides used as raw materials in medical devices, and specialises in products for use in in-vitro diagnostics with a full range of associated services.

Bachem JApan K.K. (Tokyo)

Bachem Japan was founded on July 2, 2018 and is located in the Pharma cluster of Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. In the Japanese calendar this date is known as “Taian”, a “lucky day” and hence an ideal time to found a company. This location is our first local presence in Asia and it is conveniently located near metro stations. This office is our gateway to provide excellent service to our partners in the Asia Pacific region. With its highly motivated local team, Bachem can now approach the Asian market more directly and serve its partners on site. The local sales organization is focusing primarily on the API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) business such as Generic API, peptide NCEs and oligonucleotide NCEs. It is important for Bachem to be as close to its customers as possible in terms of language and culture, as well as being physically present.

No matter where you are located, Bachem has the expertise and resources to help you and your organization excel in life science research and pharmaceutical drug development. To serve markets throughout the world, we have established highly motivated customer service teams and work with distributors in many countries worldwide.If you have any questions about Bachem’s products and services, or you wish to get in touch with someone about a specific project need, please reach out to us.


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