Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

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

FDA Approves Roche’s TECENTRIQ as initial treatment for certain advanced bladder cancer patients

First and only cancer immunotherapy approved in advanced bladder cancer as initial treatment for those unable to receive cisplatin chemotherapy BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) … Read the full press release

New Data on Roche’s OCREVUS To be Presented at AAN

Data presentations will include platform sessions and posters across relapsing multiple sclerosis and primary progressive multiple sclerosis BASEL, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that new data on OCREVUS™ (ocrelizumab) in people with relapsing … Read the full press release

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