We turn industrial buildings into your competitive advantage.
Using clever solutions specially developed for the life sciences industry.



We plan and execute industrial building projects for the life sciences industry, in which production processes, building services and architecture are optimally coordinated. We guarantee that, even on unfavourable plot configurations and for structures organically matured over decades, enormous leaps in efficiency are possible.

Our strength: we understand your business because we employ architects and engineers with a wealth of experience in the pharmaceuticals industry and medical technology under their belts. This enables us to create industrial buildings that deserve the name: a building that is optimally coordinated with the production processes – and thus becomes a machine in its own right.

  • LABS
  • Hygiene

Sustainable lab concepts are wide-ranging: they offer the flexibility required to be able to cope with future developments and requirements in terms of infrastructure and organisation. A lab needs to represent a viable solution over the long term; after all, buildings, technology and equipment must be regarded as a single entity. And this is exactly where IE Life Science Engineering comes into play: with holistic lab concepts and their implementation.

Contact person
Percy Limacher | CEO

IE ensures the necessary production hygiene and cleanliness are adhered to. We compile holistic hygiene and zoning concepts based on the respective product and process. Where cleanliness demands are stricter, we plan and build process-specific controlled areas and clean rooms – on request GMP-compliant and including complete training. Holistic planning allows us to focus on product reliability and operating costs.

Contact person
Stephan Fischer | Hygiene and Clean Room Manager

IE plans and realises efficient logistics systems for industrial firms. We are not bound by the products of certain suppliers, but rather seek out the best solution for our customers, time and again, in our capacity as a neutral partner: whether it’s about selecting the right conveying system, storage system or the right software. We can offer operational and project planning from under one roof, which enables us to ensure that the flow of materials and personnel is perfectly matched to the production processes and the building in question.

Contact person
Thomas Hanhart | Logistics Manager

This is what we’re made of

We specialise in industrial buildings in five different industries. Our extensive experience in these fields mean that we speak exactly your language and understand your production processes. Our industrial buildings are therefore uncompromisingly planned, from the inside out.

Our IE industry-specific engineers, architects, planners and logistics specialists all work for a common cause, allowing us to create industrial buildings that convince from any angle. Production processes, technical building services and architecture are thus optimally coordinated.

Here at IE Engineering, all employees are stakeholders in the company, meaning you can rely on our teams’ motivation and initiative. Experience a new kind of partnership in cooperation.

Our planning and implementation guarantees give you complete security in terms of costs, deadlines, quality and function. From the initial design idea, through the choice of production technology, operational and logistics planning, to general planning and implementation, we execute all project stages – including in work contract format.



Project examples: clever industrial buildings solutions from IE

We’ll give you more than just an architectural shell for your production facility: we enhance the efficiency of your processes – with industrial buildings perfectly matched to your production processes. How we do it? With a lot of brainwork. We are not satisfied with mere run-of-the-mill solutions. Clear competitive advantages await our clients at the end of the process. Here are a few project examples:

  • Logistik
  • Hygiene
  • Nachhaltigkeit

In order to increase vitamin manufacturing product quality and quantity, DSM Nutritional Products AG renewed the majority of the Bau 325 production building at their site in Sisseln.

Because DSM operates globally and supplies around 50 large customers around the world, cGMP compliance was one of the central demands made in the specifications. In addition, installation of the clean rooms and changing rooms, and the warehouse/shipping new build had to be carried out while operations continued.

IE services

  • General contractor
  • Site management
  • Logistics project management
  • Facility engineering project management
  • Building and facility qualification

IE Life Science contact person
Percy Limacher | CEO

Installation of a clean room (room-in-room system), reorganisation of the packaging area and building refurbishment in line with GMP guidelines.
The Stryker Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers on the orthopaedic and medical technology market. At the Selzach site Stryker Osteosynthesis produces and packages items such as implants and external fixators.

As a general contractor and general planner IE Life Science Engineering was able to extend the almost-sterile packaging area with an additional clean room. Various production areas were relocated step by step to facilitate this.

It was necessary to carry out the conversions during normal operations without interruptions – and directly next to the existing ISO 6/7 clean room. The cramped conditions, time and cost pressure made the situation more difficult.

IE services

  • General planning
  • Operational planning
  • General contractor
  • Site management

Special requirements

  • Fast track in a GMP environment
  • Conversion during ongoing cleanroom operations

IE Life Science contact person
Stefan Bokorny | CEO

The idyllically located production facility in Wädenswil on Lake Zurich was extended to create additional space for research and development. The result was a research building in which various activities – from the creation of aromas to their application in testing laboratories – are united.

The Frutarom Switzerland Group is part of the globally operating Frutarom with headquarters in Haifa, Israel. Frutarom develops, produces and markets fruit and vegetable preparations, aromas and vegetable extracts at the international level and concentrates on foodstuff, beverage and dietary supplement manufacturers.

Inspiring architecture
As a general contractor and general planner IE Life Science Engineering was able to plan and execute the new research centre. On the one hand the employees should feel at ease in their creative environment, and customers and visitors enjoy the inspiring effect of an aroma in an entirely new and special building on the other. The creative aromas put together are intended to exhilarate people and open up new prospects. The interaction of colours, shapes, light, shade and structures is aimed at creating a sensitising, relaxing atmosphere in an interaction of odours and tastes.

Award: Gute Bauten (good buildings)
In 2008 the research building was officially recognised by the town of Wädenswil. We are proud and extremely pleased with this recognition. It emphasises how IE Architektur is even appreciated by the public.

IE services

  • General planning
  • General contractor

IE Life Science contact person
Stefan Bokorny | CEO


Industry specialists

 Stefan Bokorny


Stefan Bokorny
Dr. rer. nat | Dipl. Chem. | Global E-MBA

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 27




Dr. Hermann Aeschbach
Freelancer | Senior Consultant
Natural scientist (ETH Biotech, Master’s in Food Science)

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 86

Ann-Katrin Meyn


Ann-Katrin Meyn
Dipl. Ing. Biotechnology (M. Sc.)

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 40

 Stephan Fischer


Stephan Fischer
Hygiene and clean room manager
Chemist | Executive MBA

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 14

Ulrich Weber


Ulrich Weber
Architect HTL

Zurich facility
T +41 44 389 86 59


Planning partners


Only the best for our clients: long-term partners, complete transparency

We rely on the expertise of long-term partners for specialist tasks not forming part of our core services. Processes involving these companies have been honed to perfection as a result of our collaboration on numerous projects. In this way we ensure that our clients enjoy the same high level of quality, regardless of whether IE employees or those of third-party companies are involved.

However, transparency is still important to us. Before the project begins we inform our client about which services we are buying more of and from whom.