Bachem have officially welcomed their 1,000th employee at the Bubendorf site, the location of Bachem’s company headquarters. Bachem, a Swiss technology company active in the fields of chemistry, biochemistry and pharmaceuticals operates internationally with headquarters in Switzerland and locations in Europe, the US and Asia now employs more than 1,550 individuals across the globe.
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).
Bachem, who strives to attract, retain, and develop highly motivated, well-qualified individuals 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 the company. 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.
Thomas Meier, CEO of Bachem AG, commented:
“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.”
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.
Bachem’s 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. Bachem are enthusiastic about technology and constant innovation and at the same time.