MPS Précimed SA
From the heart of the Swiss watchmaking region, Precimed has grown to become a worldwide leader in orthopaedic instrumentation, notably for hip, trauma, knee and spine surgery. The Jura-Bernois area of the canton of Berne has a strong industrial heritage. The first steps toward today's multi-billion dollar watchmaking and precision engineering industries were taken here almost 300 years ago. The skill base and innovative character of the region have continuously developed since that time and have given birth to other industry sectors, which now flourish, notably the medical device industry. Founded in 1988, Precimed's track record has been one of impressive product development and growth. In 2008, Precimed joined the American company Greatbatch Medical. In 2013 the Swiss facilities are acquired by MPS Micro Precision Systems AG, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-precision and innovative microsystems for medical, optical, security and watch applications.