Ypsomed and Adval Tech agree a strategic cooperation in moldmaking

Niederwangen, (PresseBox) - Ypsomed AG, Burgdorf, and Adval Tech Holding Ltd, Niederwangen, have signed an agreement on a strategic cooperation in moldmaking. The goal of this agreement is to combine the respective strengths and core competencies of Ypsomed and Adval Tech and exploit them for the economical manufacturing of highquality medtec products.

Injection molds and the associated technology are of central importance for the efficient, high-quality manufacture of Ypsomed's highprecision plastic components. With the industrialization of new products in mind Ypsomed has decided to enter into strategic cooperation with the Adval Tech Group, a global leader in injection molding technology. Ypsomed CEO Richard Fritschi: «Ypsomed expects this strategic cooperation to result in consistently high quality and precision of plastic components produced with the molds, reduced lead times and more extensive standardization of the molds used.»

The Adval Tech Group has recently announced its intention to adopt a more global focus and concentrate its attention on selected markets. The goal is to enter into long-term strategic partnerships with its main customers. The medical technology and pharmaceutical markets play a major role in these endeavors. Adval Tech CEO Jean-Claude Philipona: «This cooperation with Ypsomed fits ideally into our strategic focus. Combining the competencies of Ypsomed and Adval Tech will enable us to generate added value throughout the entire value chain, and both partners will benefit from this.»

Background information on Ypsomed
Ypsomed emerged in 2003 from one of the two divisions of the well-known Disetronic Group and thus has more than 20 years experience in the development and manufacturing of injection pens and pen needles. Ypsomed is the world's leading independent medical technology company in the field of self-injection and preferred partner of the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Ypsomed is headquartered in Burgdorf and operates several manufacturing locations in Switzerland as well as a European sales and distribution network. The group has more than 1200 employees.

Adval Tech Gruppe

The Adval Tech Group is a leading global supplier of tools, special machinery, subassemblies, systems and volume components in the technology sectors of stamping and forming (metals) and injection molding (plastics). It is a supplier and value-adding partner for companies in selected industries where metal, plastic or composite components are manufactured and used in large volumes. Adval Tech covers the entire value chain: from product design and the development of volume components through design and production of the necessary molds and dies to complete manufacturing systems and the resulting production of components. The Adval Tech Group focuses on selected markets in the automotive, medical technology and consumer goods sectors.

Adval Tech trades on the markets under the names of Styner+Bienz, QSCH, AWM, Foboha, Teuscher and Omni.

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