Our location in Switzerland

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Stryker Osteonics SA
Niederlassung Biberist
Burgunderstrasse 13
CH-4562 Biberist / SO

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Phone and fax
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+41 (0)32 6416950
+41 (0)32 6416955 Fax

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Living and working at the intersection of cultures

The municipality of Solothurn sees itself as a bridge city: Here, bridges are built between language and cultural regions and contacts between opposites and differences are made. In the 17,000-inhabitant city with its baroque flair, French charm, Italian grandeur and German-Swiss down-to-earthness come together to create a special way of life. However, bridges also play an important role in a very concrete sense: Solothurn lies at the intersection of the main Swiss transport axes and at the center between the metropolitan areas of Basel, Bern and Zurich. Thanks to its excellent accessibility by car, train and plane, destinations in Germany and abroad can be reached quickly and easily. Due to their special situation, the Solothurners know that it also depends on the right connections economically. That is why medical device manufacturers, suppliers, service and research companies have joined forces to promote the exchange of expertise and cooperation between companies through events and specialist groups. This is how medical know-how concentrates at the Solothurn site.

Facts about Selzach




m² production area


Apprenticeship rate

ISO 13485

Quality management for medical devices

ISO 14001

Environmental management system

OHSAS 18001

Safety management



Selzach timeline

Osteo AG

1963 - Founding of Osteo AG in Altreu

Übernahme durch Stryker

1996 - Takeover of Osteo AG by the Stryker Corporation

Integration Howmedica Trauma Produktion

2000 - Production of the plate and screw systems made by Howmedica Trauma - taken over by Stryker - is moved to Selzach

Integration SBi

2011 -
Production by Small Bones Innovations - taken over by Stryker - is moved to Selzach

Umzug nach Selzach

1984 - Osteo AG moves to Selzach near Solothrun

Stryker Trauma AG

2000 - Osteo AG renamed Stryker Trauma Selzach AG

Integration Memometal

2011 -
Production by Memometal SA - taken over by Stryker - is moved to Selzach

Stryker GmbH

2015 -
Renamed Stryker GmbH

Sample production for medical technology

Sample production for medical technologyThe fact that high-precision industry is at home at the Selzach site is obvious at first glance of the production hall. The striking new building at the village entrance accommodates numerous modern CNC machining centres; the rooms are almost clinically clean; there are no loud noises. Manufacture is carried out according to the production cell principle. Individual teams are responsible for the overall production process – from the planning, through manufacture and quality assurance, to warehousing. What 50 years ago started as a company called Osteo AG has now grown into an important employer in the region. The Stryker Corporation took over the company in 1996, gradually expanded it, and concentrated production competences here from other parts of the group. The Solothurn community has meanwhile become the specialist within the Stryker Corporation for producing screws, plates, instruments and external fixation systems for treating broken bones. The high level of training in the precision industry, firmly anchored in the region, and the technical expertise and high level of automation speak for the site. So it was only logical to integrate two purchases, MemoMetal and Small Bones Innovations and both their production departments, into Selzach’s production site. But Selzach is not just production. About 80 highly qualified engineers at the site are busy working on the development of new products, and surgeons come to the Training Centre from all over the world to practice their work with products from Selzach. It is no accident that the new building looks like a mixture of campus and manufacturing.