Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

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

Bayer Science & Education Foundation awards €30,000 to Basel University Hospital neurologist

Dr. David Seiffge Doctor at Basel University Hospital honored for clinical work on management of non-vitamin K dependent oral anticoagulants in acute stroke patients LEVERKUSEN, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The third winner of the Bayer Thrombosis Research Award has been chosen. … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak to build new closures production plant at its Rayong site in Thailand

LAUSANNE, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak is to build a new plant at its Rayong site in Thailand, dedicated to producing closures for carton packaging.​​​ The €24 million investment, which will create around 60 jobs when it opens early in … Read the full press release

Der ehemalige Banker Mike Baur verrät sein Erfolgsrezept für die Schweizer Wirtschaft

ZURICH, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Baur machte sich im Schweizer Bankensektor einen Namen, als er 2008 ein wichtiger Akteur bei der Privatbank Clariden Leu wurde. Er fand sich in seiner Position gut zurecht und beriet schon mit Anfang zwanzig die … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank announces renowned economist John B. Taylor as speaker for its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series

ZURICH, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second lecture in its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has named the renowned economist John B. Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, California, as this year’s speaker. The … Read the full press release

Indian pay-TV operator selects technology from Conax and Corpus to drive expansion in the triple-play arena

Triple Play’s new offering targets cable and internet subscriber base with combined triple-play services, TV everywhere and a compelling new user experience Solution leverages Conax’ Contego-as-a-Service (CaaS) cloud-based security platform featuring comprehensive multi-DRM protection and pre-integrated with Corpus middleware. DELHI, … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel introduces one-stop-shop contract packaging solution

SCHINDELLEGI, 13-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the global contract packaging market growing at more than 12 per cent annually, Kuehne + Nagel has developed an innovative one-stop-shop contract packaging solution combining enhanced capabilities and additional services. KN Packaging aims at meeting … Read the full press release

Pöyry’s ‘Allmendli’ indoor swimming pool awarded ‘2016 Building of the Year’ by ‘Swiss Architects’

The stunning new ‘Allmendli’ indoor swimming pool, which is situated in Erlenbach on Lake Zurich’s gold coast, Switzerland, has been awarded ‘2016 Building of the Year’ by ‘Swiss Architects’ – one of the best-known internet platforms in the architectural sector. … Read the full press release

La Morella Nuts to launch organic and sustainable nuts in Cologne trade fair

New range of organic Mediterranean nuts that burst with authentic flavors and come in a diverse range of applications At ISM, la Morella Nuts announces the development of its sustainable nuts program to guarantee a future for the profession and … Read the full press release

No need for preservatives with the new chocolate and fruit fillings from Barry Callebaut

New fillings offer multisensory experiences boosting the taste of pralines, tablets and biscuits Fillings made without added vegetable fats or preservatives Chocolate fillings are solely made with Swiss chocolate ZURICH, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On the occasion of the ISM … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr’s Network Node radio integrates into Sentient Energy’s S610 Line Sensor increasing the transmission range of grid sensors

Next gen radio delivers more transmit power, advanced security and communication options Atlanta, GA and Burlingame, CA, U.S.A., 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr and Sentient Energy announced the integration of Landis+Gyr’s Network Node radio into the S610 Line Sensor developed by … Read the full press release

Infront Netherlands announces departure of Managing Director Barbara Peeters

Zug, Switzerland, 03-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Barbara Peeters, Managing Director of Infront Netherlands, has decided to leave the international sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, mid-March 2017. She will join World Tour Cycling Team Sunweb … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak’s climate impact reduction targets approved by the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative

First in food packaging industry to receive SBT approval​ Tetra Pak today pledged that by 2030, the greenhouse gas emissions from its own operations will be at least 40% lower than in 2015. LAUSANNE, 03-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Working with the … Read the full press release

Additional state-of-the-art instruments installed in SGS Fairfield, New Jersey lab; hiring underway for additional analysts

GENEVA, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a leading bio/pharmaceutical, analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider, today announced that it has made additional investments at its laboratory in Fairfield, New Jersey, to increase services and capacity in support of extractables and leachables … Read the full press release

Johnson & Johnson to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Actelion for $280 per share payable in U.S. dollars

In the previous press release the companies omitted the cash amount with which R&D NewCo will launch. This has now been rectified and noted as CHF 1 billion. Actelion Shareholders to Receive $280 Per Actelion Share in All-Cash Tender Offer to … Read the full press release

Emmi to buy Italian high-quality desserts manufacturer Fresh Foods S.p.A.

LUCERNE, 23-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi has signed an agreement to buy Italian Fresh Foods S.p.A. (IFF), based in Lasnigo, Como (Italy). IFF is an international company which manufactures and markets high-quality Italian desserts. The acquisition will allow Emmi to … Read the full press release

Wellcome commits $100m to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation

LONDON, 20-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wellcome is committing $100m to a new partnership to create vaccines for epidemic diseases. CEPI – the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation – launches on Thursday 19 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. … Read the full press release

Switzerland involved in global action plan on role of statistics in sustainable development

The first UN World Data Forum was held in Cape Town, South Africa on 15-18 January. It concluded with the presentation of a global action plan in which Switzerland has been actively involved. Switzerland was represented by a mixed delegation … Read the full press release

Switzerland and China signed ten agreements, conventions and protocols during Chinese president XI Jinping visit to Switzerland

The Chinese president, XI Jinping, ended his state visit to Switzerland on Wednesday and was seen off by Federal Councillor Alain Berset, the vice president of the Federal Council, in Geneva. Earlier Federal Councillor Berset and President XI Jinping met … Read the full press release

BASE collaboration at CERN reports most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton

GENEVA, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications, the BASE collaboration at CERN1 reports the most precise measurement ever made of the magnetic moment of the antiproton, allowing a fundamental comparison between matter and … Read the full press release

Arts at CERN and FACT call on artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award

Geneva/ Liverpool, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (16 January 2017) Arts at CERN and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) announce its international call for artists to enter submissions for the COLLIDE International Award. This is the second year of this … Read the full press release

Novartis collaborates with Ionis and Akcea to license two novel treatments to reduce cardiovascular risk in patients with high levels of lipoproteins

Novartis enters into an exclusive option agreement with Ionis and Akcea to license two investigational treatments expected to significantly reduce cardiovascular risk in patients living with elevated levels of lipoprotein Lp(a) or ApoCIII, which is a potent regulator of triglycerides … Read the full press release

NAGRA and Samsung to create a corporate body to license the new TVkey technology

TVkey allows consumers to enjoy pay-TV services directly on TV sets using a simple USB dongle NAGRA and Samsung agreed to establish a new co-venture to license TVkey technology to industry stakeholders including chipset, dongle, TV and conditional access vendors … Read the full press release

NAGRA announces MStar’s plan to adopt the TVkey direct-to-TV security technology in its EMC 4K Ultra HD HDR televisions

MStar EMC TV System on a Chip (SoC) will integrate the new TVkey technology Solution will enable consumers to receive premium 4K pay-TV channels directly on supported televisions with a simple TVkey USB dongle MStar integration of the new technology … Read the full press release