Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Zurich Is one of Top Three Global Travel Insurance Provider With Acquisition of Cover-More

ZURICH, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) today has successfully acquired Cover-More Group Limited (Cover-More), a leading travel insurance and assistance solutions provider based in Sydney with a strong market position in Australia, India and the U.S. This transaction … Read the full press release

Infront Signs Long-term Agreement with Italian Golf Federation for Events Management, Marketing and Digital Rights

The 11-year contract includes event management, marketing and digital rights; and secures the Ryder Cup 2022 to be hosted in Rome ROME, 20-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, has signed a long-term agreement with … Read the full press release

ABB’s Solar Solutions Support Kayseri OSB Project

ABB’s PVS800 central inverters energize the largest solar power plant of 51 MWp in Turkey ZURICH, 19-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB provides high-performance, modular inverters to Kayseri OSB (Organized Industrial Zone), the largest solar power plant in Turkey. The plant was … Read the full press release

Climate Policies Needed to Mitigate Risks in Financial System

Climate change brings new risks for financial investments, in particular for pension funds. An international research team coordinated by the University of Zurich has developed a “climate stress-test” for financial institutions. Results suggest that while better disclosure of climate-relevant financial … Read the full press release

New Research shows Honest Behavior Can be Influenced by Brain Stimulation

Researchers at the University of Zurich have identified the brain mechanism that governs decisions between honesty and self-interest. Using non-invasive brain stimulation, they could even increase honest behavior. ZURICH, 18-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Honesty plays a key role in social … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel to offer Global Logistics Services under MoU with Alibaba.com

Shanghai, CHINA, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alibaba.com, the B2B business arm of Alibaba Group, to offer global logistics services to customers of the Chinese e-commerce leader’s B2B business unit. Under … Read the full press release

Symrise Is the Newest Member of WBCSD

GENEVA, 17-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Symrise AG has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well … Read the full press release

Next-generation prepay metering solution released by Landis + Gyr

Platform expands intelligence at the grid edge to automate energy transactions ATLANTA, GA, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, has released its next-generation prepay metering solution as part of … Read the full press release

Romande Energie Holdings Announce the Succession of Elina Leimgruber from Laurent Ballif on the Board of Directors

LAUSSANE, 14-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Elina Leimgruber, who is mayor of Vevey, has been designated to represent the municipalities of Vaud canton on the Board of Directors of Romande Energie Holding. She will succeed Laurent Ballif, whose term of office expires … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s full range of E3 machines based on eBeam technology now ready for customer rollout

LAUSANNE, 11-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has announced that the full range of Tetra Pak® E3 machines, which is based on the revolutionary eBeam technology, is now ready for customer rollout. This means that customers can now produce all … Read the full press release

Work underway for brand-new Esplanade des Particules, Europe’s leading laboratory for particle physics

Joint press release by: the Department of the Environment, Transport and Agriculture, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and the Commune de Meyrin GENEVA, 05-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Etat de Genève and CERN are today announcing the imminent start of … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics chips help increase family safety in Haltian’s Snowfox trackerphone

GENEVA, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Motion-sensing and data-processing chips from STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, help increase family safety in the Snowfox trackerphone, a two-way portable communication device with locating … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics to demonstrate its latest innovative solutions for IoT and Smart Driving at IoT Asia, Singapore Expo, March 29-30, 2017

STM32 ODE reduces time-to-market by simplifying and accelerating product development ST delivers safer, greener, and more connected technologies for Smarter Driving SINGAPORE, 31-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, … Read the full press release

ABB introduces next-generation medium-voltage UPS for mission critical facilities including data centers

ZURICH, 28-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS was introduced to the market in London, at Data Centre World, and in Houston, Texas, at ABB’s largest customer event, ABB Customer World. ABB’s PCS120 MV UPS is a next-generation medium-voltage uninterruptible … Read the full press release

Coverage of World Economic Forum Now Open for Media Accreditation

The World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa will take place at the Dead Sea, Jordan, on 19-21 May 2017 with the full support and participation of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and iFLYTEK Collaborate for Chinese Voice-Recognition Cloud Services

Solution powered by ST’s SensorTile multi-sensor module accelerates Smart-Home and IoT innovation On display at electronica China 2017 Shanghai, China, 17-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media secured Lucerne Tourism and TITLIS Cableways as Main Sponsors of the 2017 and 2018 World Curling Championships

Lucerne Tourism and TITLIS Cableways sign as Main Sponsors of the 2017 and 2018 World Curling Championships Zug, Switzerland, 14-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, has secured Lucerne Tourism and TITLIS Cableways as Main Sponsors … Read the full press release

Women’s European Handball Federation score strong media performance in latest TV survey

Latest TV figures from Women’s EHF EURO 2016 in Sweden confirm record-breaking year for the European Handball Federation’s flagship national team events ZUG, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Handball Federation and its exclusive media and marketing partner for EHF … Read the full press release

Audi shows off 6 new models at the Geneva International Motor Show

Audi Q8 sport concept: dynamic looks and innovative drive system Sporty top models: RS 5 Coupé, RS 3 Sportback and SQ5 TFSI Audi A5 Sportback g-tron: climate-friendly with no compromises Ingolstadt/Genf, 13-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Audi is presenting six new … Read the full press release

HD+ TVkey now commercially available in Germany

German satellite operator HD+ deploys next generation direct-to-TV solution TVkey TVkey allows consumers to access high quality programming including 4K and HDR directly on newer model Samsung TVs without a set-top box Direct-to-TV solution meets stringent Hollywood requirements for premium … Read the full press release

Mercedes-AMG Presents Hybrid Show Car in its 50th Anniversary

Geneva/Affalterbach, 09-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — As part of its 50th anniversary Mercedes-AMG is this year celebrating not only the successful past and present; above all it is looking forward. With the show car Mercedes-AMG GT Concept the sports car and performance brand … Read the full press release

Meet Mercedes: The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet Makes Its Advance Premiere in Geneva

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Coupé + E 400 4MATIC Cabriolet: Fuel consumption combined: 8.3 – 6.4 l/100 km; Combined CO2 emissions: 187 – 147 g/km GENEVA, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The motto was “Meet Mercedes”: Journalists already had the opportunity to … Read the full press release

Ricoh continues to build on its decades-long legacy as it grows its inkjet portfolio

Ricoh hits new highs around the world; showcased at Hunkeler innovationdays 2017 LONDON, 08-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ricoh presented its inkjet technologies at Hunkeler innovationdays 2017. The global technology company continues to expand its impressive portfolio and build on its … Read the full press release

Digitalisation to power Alpiq growth in coming years

Digitalisation and smart networking of decentralised flexible energy systems, smart buildings and e-mobility, industrial plant engineering and the dismantling of nuclear power plants are growth areas that Alpiq has already managed to successfully position itself in. Alpiq systematically focuses its … Read the full press release

INEOS Oxide increases its global market presence in oxo alcohols, aldehydes & derivatives with acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business

ROLLE, 03-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — INEOS Oxide today announced that, following clearance by the European Commission, it has completed the acquisition of Arkema’s Oxo alcohol business, which included the acquisition of Arkema’s stake in Oxochimie, the Joint Venture at Lavéra between … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak broadens its cheese technology portfolio with the acquisition of Johnson Industries International

LAUSANNE, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak has acquired Johnson Industries International, a company specialising in the design, development and manufacture of equipment and lines to produce mozzarella cheese. The ​company also manufactures a range of cheese cutting, shredding and brining … Read the full press release

Leica Ready machine control kits now be offered on G-series motor graders by John Deere

New collaboration brings increased efficiency to heavy construction industry HEERBRUGG, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, industry leader in measurement technology, announced today its Leica Ready machine control kits will now be offered on G-series motor graders by John Deere, a … Read the full press release

SGS to exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition in Ravenna, Italy

SGS will Exhibit at the Offshore Mediterranean Conference and Exhibition (OMC) from March 29 to 31, 2017. GENEVA, 01-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — OMC is an important conference and international exhibition for companies operating in the oil and gas and global energy … Read the full press release

Switzerland to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan

BERN, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland has pledged to take direct action to help populations facing starvation, especially in South Sudan. The decision follows a call issued by the United Nations Secretary-General on 22 February 2017. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, a … Read the full press release

World’s first micro-speaker technology to be shown at the Mobile World Congress, Barcelona

Miniaturized thin-film piezo-electric-MEMS actuators offer better sound, efficiency Geneva, Switzerland, and Graz, Austria, 22-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) , a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, and USound GmbH, an innovative and fast-growing audio … Read the full press release