Bachem celebrates the hire of its 1000th employee at the Bubendorf site

April 27, 2021

At Bachem, we believe that our employees make the difference. That’s part of why we are so excited to welcome the 1000th employee who joined our Bubendorf site, the location of Bachem’s company headquarters. Bachem now employs more than 1,550 individuals across the globe, from Europe, to the US and Asia.

Lab technician R&D Laksiya Kanagaratnam marked this company milestone on her first day at Bachem, and was warmly welcomed by Thomas Meier (Bachem AG CEO), Anatol Luther (Director R&D) and Raphael Liffert (Group Leader R&D).

Lab technician R&D Laksiya Kanagaratnam at Bachem, Bubendorf

Bachem strives to attract, retain, and develop highly motivated, well-qualified individuals and has experienced rapid growth in its employment figures over the last three years. In 2020 alone, Bachem created 272 new jobs worldwide, 201 of these in Switzerland. The company has been expanding to house even more production and research facilities, laying the foundation for continued future growth in peptides and oligonucleotides.

The hiring of our 1000th employee is a huge achievement for a people-centric company like Bachem. It is especially noteworthy as the company will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. Back in 1971 the company was founded by Peter Grogg, and now Bachem has reached the 1000 employee milestone at one of its global locations.

“I am thrilled to be able to celebrate this important milestone in Bachem’s growth. Our passionate and dedicated employees are integral to our efforts to expand Bachem’s market leadership in peptides and assume a leading position in oligonucleotides. I wish Laksiya a great start into Team Bachem and a successful career within the company.”

Thomas Meier

CEO, Bachem AG

Just like Laksiya, many young talented individuals start or continue their career journey at Bachem.  As of April this year, more than 80 open positions were listed on Bachem’s career website, providing plenty of opportunities for professionals looking to be a part of an innovative, diverse and fast-growing company.

Graph showing Full-time equivalent (FTE) for Bachem Switzerland, Bubendorf and Vionnaz sites

Our unique company culture is characterized by a spirit of partnership, both within the company and with other stakeholders. Openness and a pronounced team spirit are at the forefront. We are enthusiastic about technology and constant innovation and at the same time proud of our reliability and our solution oriented, hands-on mentality.

To learn more about Bachem and our focus on people and culture, such as how the company focuses on being an attractive employer, diversity and equal opportunity, and more, please visit Bachem’s corporate website.

About Bachem

Bachem is a leading, innovation-driven company specializing in the development and manufacture of peptides and oligonucleotides.

With 50 years of experience and expertise Bachem provides products for research, clinical development and commercial application to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies worldwide and offers a comprehensive range of services.

Bachem operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia.  The company is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

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At Bachem, we believe that our employees make the difference. Representing our corporate culture of passion and commitment, they are the foundation of our success. We therefore strive to attract, retain, and develop highly motivated, well-qualified individuals.

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