Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

SGS launches Zero Discharge Holistic Solution to support textile, footwear brands and retailers towards environmentally responsible production

SGS is pleased to launch its Zero Discharge Holistic Solution, using an assertive approach supported by a diverse range of technical solutions to assist textile and footwear brands and retailers to move a step closer to their zero discharge goal. … Read the full press release

SGS supports the Longwall USA conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 13-15, 2017

GENEVA, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This biennial event – the brainchild of mining and mineral processing magazine publisher and events organizer Mining Media – aims to provide insights, knowledge and commercial opportunities to the industry. Those attending will be able to … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems: iCON excavate machine control solutions now support tilt rotator control systems manufactured by SVAB

Customers’ options in tilt rotator attachments extended through development in Leica iCON iXE solutions Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 25-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today its iCON excavate machine control solutions now support tilt rotator control systems … Read the full press release

Paul Schuler appointed Chief Executive Officer at Sika

BAAR, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has appointed Paul Schuler, currently Regional Manager Europe Middle East Africa (EMEA), as Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2017. He succeeds Jan Jenisch who has accepted to become the new CEO at LafargeHolcim. … Read the full press release

180 media executives to share insights about broadcast marketing at the 21st Eurovision Connect in Ljubljana

The 21st Eurovision Connect event began on Monday (22 May) in the Slovenian captial Ljubljana, in collaboration with RTVSLO. GENEVA, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 180 executives in marketing, branding, promotion & media planning from 50 media organisations are attending the 2 … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: 1,200 business and political leaders from over 60 countries participated

Dead Sea, Jordan, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa has taken place at the Dead Sea in Jordan over the last three days. With the full support and presence of Their Majesties … Read the full press release

WEF Middle East and North Africa: amazing potential of young people and young companies

Economic and political reforms are needed to give young people hope and to allow them to thrive as entrepreneurs New careers are emerging, and education is key to creating the talent required for start-ups A diverse group of clerics called … Read the full press release

WEF: Rising income and wealth disparity is the trend likely to most affect the Arab world in the coming years

New briefing bases its findings on the perceptions of global experts and businesses in the region Diversifying the economy, reducing public intervention in the markets, providing opportunities for young people and improving the innovation ecosystem are the key challenges that … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov: Eastern Europe Cooperation Act will come into force on 1 June 2017

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017 the Federal Council confirmed that the Federal Act on Cooperation with the States of Eastern Europe (Eastern Europe Cooperation Act) will come into force on 1 June 2017. The act was passed … Read the full press release

Swiss Gov adopts dispatch on the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — During its meeting on 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the dispatch on the adoption and implementation of the EU regulation on the new European Border and Coast Guard Agency. This regulation forms the basis … Read the full press release

Switzerland to showcase its strengths at Expo 2020 in Dubai

BERN, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 17 May 2017, the Federal Council adopted the credit dispatch for Switzerland’s participation in Expo 2020 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates, UAE). The total budget is CHF 14.84 million, about half of which will financed … Read the full press release

His Majesty King Abdullah II opens the SESAME light source, the first regional laboratory for the Middle East

Allan, Jordan, 18-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The SESAME light source was today officially opened by His Majesty King Abdullah II. An intergovernmental organization, SESAME is the first regional laboratory for the Middle East and neighbouring regions The laboratory’s official opening ushers … Read the full press release

Changes to Actelion’s executive team to take effect upon closing of the transaction with Johnson & Johnson

ALLSCHWIL/BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Actelion Ltd (SIX: ATLN) today announced changes to its executive team that would only take effect upon closing of the transaction with Johnson & Johnson expected towards the end of the second quarter 2017. … Read the full press release

Siemens to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise in Switzerland

ERLANGEN, 16-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has received an order from Elektrizitätswerk Zermatt AG to electrify the new cable car lift running to Matterhorn glacier paradise (Klein Matterhorn) in Zermatt, Switzerland. Siemens will supply an 8DJH medium-voltage switchgear for the alpine … Read the full press release

800 Mbit/s speed possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich’s Füsslistrasse

BERNE, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom’s next technology leap in the mobile network: speeds of more than 800 Mbit/s are possible with the right mobile phone in the Swisscom Shop in Zurich’s Füsslistrasse. Swisscom’s mobile network is currently a step ahead … Read the full press release

ABB opens new traction transformer production facility in Longmeadow, Johannesburg

ABB’s new factory in Johannesburg reinforces company’s Africa focus and supports growing need for sustainable transportation ZURICH, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB today (03 May 2017) inaugurated a new traction transformer production facility adjacent to its South African headquarters in Longmeadow, … Read the full press release

The Kudelski Group to acquire Digital Video Norge AS (DVnor)

The provider of media asset management (MAM) services will be worling closely with Conax DVnor will maintain brand and sales distribution channels; continued focus on serving core customer base for existing services Conax and DVnor will jointly work to create … Read the full press release

Illusive networks’ innovative Deceptions Everywhere® technology integrated into Kudelski Security’s managed security services (MSS)

Illusive’s Pioneering Deceptions Everywhere® Technology to Enable Kudelski Security’s Managed Security Services to Minimize Time to Detection and Impact of Breaches by Forcing Intruders Into an Alternate Reality Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix (AZ), USA, 04-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kudelski Security, … Read the full press release

Sappi Southern Africa selects Kuehne + Nagel as preferred partner for seafreight order management

Durban, ZA, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sappi Southern Africa, a subsidiary of Sappi Limited, the world’s largest manufacturer of dissolving wood pulp (DWP), has chosen Kuehne + Nagel as its preferred partner for seafreight order management. Kuehne Nagel’s approach to Sappi’s … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s new airfreight logistics facility in Singapore opens

SINGAPORE, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The new hub is part of Kuehne + Nagel’s growth strategy to drive airfreight logistics excellence, strengthen end-to-end solutions and enhance service offerings to key industries. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Jens Drewes, President South Asia … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel services extended to manage Candy Group’s complex supply chain

MILAN, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Candy Group and Kuehne + Nagel can look back on eight years of successful cooperation. Now, Kuehne + Nagel is the Italian company’s integrated logistics partner and acts as a booking agent and controls operational activities … Read the full press release

Grid modernization project at Tokyo Electric Power surpasses 10 million meters and devices installed on IoT utility network

Landis+Gyr congratulates TEPCO as it surpasses 10 million installed devices on utility IoT network ZUG, 02-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, the global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced that the grid modernization project underway at Tokyo … Read the full press release

Cut Machine Downtime and Costs With Tetra Pak’s New Conditioning Monitoring Service

HANNOVER, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has launched a new Condition Monitoring service to help food and beverage manufacturers predict machine failures before they occur. This cuts machine downtime and costs related to maintenance or unexpected failures. A true game changer … Read the full press release

Stadler to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL)

Bussnang, Switzerland 28-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler won out against the competition to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL). The total contract volume amounts to approximately CHF 232 million. The EMU will be used on the Roslagsbanan … Read the full press release

ALICE collaboration: proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei

GENEVA, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in Nature Physics (link is external), the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei. This behaviour was spotted through … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s New Services Use Breakthrough Digital Solutions To Boost Efficiency

LAUSANNE, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak is transforming its Services by pioneering the use of latest digital technologies. The company has launched a suite of new services for its customers, focusing on improving the ability to predict machine errors, accelerating … Read the full press release

New Integration of Leica iCON and Liebherr LIPOS Brings Access to Valuable Data

New integration brings direct access to valuable data Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 25-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today its Leica iCON rig solution has been integrated into LIPOS® (Liebherr Positioning System) by Liebherr, one of the … Read the full press release

Predictive Maintenance, Reliability and Relevant Data in Real Time with Schindler’s New Digital Solution

Ebikon, Switzerland, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Predictive maintenance, reliability and relevant data in real time: At the Hanover Industrial Fair 2017, Schindler will present Schindler Ahead – a digital solution that benefits customers, facility managers and passengers (hall 12, booth D50/1). … Read the full press release

LIQUI MOLY Extends Its Winter Sports Engagement To 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship with Major Sponsorship

The German motor oils manufacturer commits to the ice hockey highlight in Cologne and Paris ZUG, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — LIQUI MOLY is extending its wide-ranging winter sports engagement, with the company joining as the Official Sponsor of the 2017 … Read the full press release

Roche’s Lucentis is the first and only FDA-approved medicine to treat diabetic retinopathy

First and only medicine approved to treat all forms of diabetic retinopathy Granted Priority Review Designation by the FDA based on analysis of results from a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded collaborative group study BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: … Read the full press release