Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

SGS to Acquire Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), Expanding Global Leadership in Cosmetics Testing

(IN BRIEF) SGS has announced its acquisition of Institut d’Expertise Clinique (IEC), a prominent Clinical Research Organization specializing in advanced clinical testing for the cosmetics industry. Founded in 1990 and based in France, IEC operates across Europe, Asia, and Africa, … Read the full press release

Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio Partner to Advance Sustainable Agriculture Through Innovative Biological Solutions

(IN BRIEF) Syngenta Biologicals and Intrinsyx Bio have joined forces to introduce advanced biological solutions to global agriculture. This collaboration focuses on leveraging Intrinsyx Bio’s proprietary endophyte formulations, which enhance nutrient uptake in plants, reducing reliance on synthetic fertilizers and … Read the full press release

Expanded Partnership Between Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz Enhances Biosimilar Development and Supply Security

(IN BRIEF) Just – Evotec Biologics and Sandoz have expanded their strategic partnership to advance the development and commercial manufacturing of biosimilars. This enhanced collaboration includes additional biosimilars in Sandoz’s pipeline and ensures long-term supply through Just – Evotec Biologics’ … Read the full press release

Siemens and Boson Energy Partner to Transform Non-Recyclable Waste into Green Hydrogen

(IN BRIEF) Siemens AG and Boson Energy have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on converting non-recyclable waste into clean hydrogen energy. Utilizing Siemens’ advanced technology and consultancy services, including automation and digitalization from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the … Read the full press release

SIX and Avaloq Collaborate to Launch Independent Valuation Service for Financial Instruments

(IN BRIEF) SIX and Avaloq have jointly launched the Independent Valuation Service for financial instruments, addressing the global need for impartial end-of-day valuations. This service, accessible via the CONNEXOR API, supports asset managers, custodians, and financial institutions in client reporting, … Read the full press release

Zurich and Aon Launch Comprehensive Insurance Facility to Accelerate Global Hydrogen Projects

(IN BRIEF) Zurich Insurance Group and Aon have launched a comprehensive insurance facility to support blue and green hydrogen projects globally, with coverage for projects up to USD 250 million. This initiative, led by Zurich and brokered exclusively by Aon, … Read the full press release

Holcim Expands Global AI Integration Across 100+ Plants to Enhance Operational Efficiency

(IN BRIEF) Holcim is accelerating its adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) across its global manufacturing network, with plans to implement AI at over 100 plants worldwide by 2028. Already operational at 45 sites to predict and prevent failures, Holcim aims … Read the full press release

KUKA and Swisslog Showcase AI Advancements in Robotics and Logistics, Addressing Challenges in Automation

(IN BRIEF) KUKA and Swisslog recently highlighted advancements in AI integration for robotics and logistics during a virtual press conference. KUKA showcased an AI chatbot simplifying robot programming through voice commands, while Swisslog presented ItemPiQ, an AI-driven robot enhancing product … Read the full press release

Holcim Acquires Cand-Landi Group to Enhance Decarbonization and Circular Construction in Switzerland

(IN BRIEF) Holcim has acquired the Cand-Landi Group, a Swiss company known for its recycling, waste management, aggregates, and ready-mix operations, to boost decarbonization and circular construction efforts. With CHF 70 million in net sales and 250 employees, Cand-Landi will … Read the full press release

EMPA Introduces Innovative Dark-Field X-Ray Imaging to Revolutionize Kidney Stone Diagnosis

(IN BRIEF) EMPA researchers are developing a new diagnostic procedure using dark-field X-ray imaging to determine the structure and composition of kidney stones, potentially reducing the need for invasive surgeries. Supported by the Maiores Foundation, this technology aims to provide … Read the full press release

SGS Partners with Jetoil to Implement Fuel Quality Certification Program Across Greece

(IN BRIEF) SGS has formed a partnership with Jetoil, a leading fuel retailer in Greece with 113 gas stations. Through this collaboration, SGS will implement its Fuel Quality Certification Program, known as the Seal of Quality, across all Jetoil stations. … Read the full press release

SGS Expands Biopharmaceutical Services with New Stability Studies Capabilities in Birsfelden Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) SGS has expanded its laboratory in Birsfelden, Switzerland, to offer comprehensive stability studies as part of its biopharmaceutical service portfolio. Effective February 2024, the enhanced facility provides integrated services including controlled temperature storage and various analytical tests, ensuring … Read the full press release

Roche Launches Advanced Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma Detection

(IN BRIEF) Roche has introduced the VENTANA® Kappa and Lambda Dual ISH mRNA Probe Cocktail assay, the first clinically approved in-situ hybridisation (ISH) test of its kind. Designed to enhance sensitivity in diagnosing B-cell lymphoma, the assay helps differentiate cancerous … Read the full press release

SIX Launches Tailored Global Equity Indices to Simplify Financial Insights and Operations

(IN BRIEF) SIX, a leading global financial information provider, has unveiled a new series of global equity indices designed specifically for retail, private banking, and asset management sectors. These indices aim to simplify access to comprehensive equity investment views and … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel Opens State-of-the-Art Logistics Hub for Wacker Neuson in Rhineland-Palatinate

(IN BRIEF) Kuehne+Nagel has launched a new contract logistics center in Rhineland-Palatinate, dedicated to servicing Wacker Neuson Group’s global spare parts supply for light and compact equipment. Spanning 55,000 square meters, the facility employs advanced ‘goods-to-person’ robotics technology with over … Read the full press release

SGS Advances Sustainable Battery Metal Extraction in North America

(IN BRIEF) SGS has launched multiple sustainable initiatives across North America aimed at extracting critical battery metals more responsibly. These efforts include pioneering environmentally friendly methods for mining nickel and cobalt sulfates from the seafloor with The Metals Company, supporting … Read the full press release

Bolstering Cloud Security: Swisscom Launches Two Cutting-Edge Services for Businesses

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom introduces two new cloud security services, Cloud Security Governance and Cloud Security Protection, to address mounting concerns over data protection and compliance in the public cloud. These services aim to provide transparency, continuous monitoring, and real-time vulnerability … Read the full press release

Banking on Climate Resilience: BIS and MAS Launch Project Viridis to Navigate Financial Risks

(IN BRIEF) Project Viridis, a collaborative effort between the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), introduces a groundbreaking blueprint for integrating regulatory frameworks with climate data to address climate-related financial risks. The initiative, outlined … Read the full press release

Swissport’s Frankfurt Air Cargo Center Renews CEIV Pharma Certification, Affirming Commitment to Quality Handling

(IN BRIEF) Swissport’s air cargo center at Frankfurt Airport has once again earned CEIV Pharma certification from IATA, highlighting its commitment to excellence in handling pharmaceutical products. This certification reaffirms Swissport’s dedication to maintaining high-quality standards in pharmaceutical logistics, supporting … Read the full press release

Siemens Unveils Groundbreaking Circuit Breaker with Biomass-Balanced Plastics

(IN BRIEF) Siemens Smart Infrastructure and BASF have partnered to introduce a groundbreaking innovation in electrical safety products, unveiling the first circuit breaker to incorporate components made from biomass-balanced plastics. The SIRIUS 3RV2 circuit breaker utilizes materials derived from renewable … Read the full press release

Swisscom Partners with NVIDIA to Launch Swiss AI Platform

(IN BRIEF) Swisscom, in collaboration with NVIDIA, introduces the Swiss AI Platform, a cutting-edge infrastructure designed for developing trustworthy AI applications. Offering modular services including access to NVIDIA supercomputers, generative AI tools, and a model library, the platform ensures flexibility … Read the full press release

Circular Construction Advancements: Holcim Acquires Land Recovery in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Holcim, a global leader in sustainable construction materials, recently acquired Land Recovery, a UK-based supplier specializing in recycled construction materials, as part of its commitment to circular construction practices. This strategic move aligns with Holcim’s goal to recycle … Read the full press release

Novartis Unveils Long-Term Efficacy of Remibrutinib in Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria at EAACI Congress

(IN BRIEF) Novartis has presented new data at the 2024 European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Congress, showcasing the sustained efficacy and safety of remibrutinib, a selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor, in chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Results … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Announces Multi-Billion Euro Investment in SiC Manufacturing Facility in Italy

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, has unveiled plans for a new high-volume silicon carbide (SiC) manufacturing facility in Catania, Italy. This facility, part of ST’s Silicon Carbide Campus, will be fully integrated, covering R&D, manufacturing, testing, and packaging, … Read the full press release

Sika Validates Net-Zero Emissions Targets for 2050 with Science-Based Targets Initiative

(IN BRIEF) Sika has achieved validation of its near and long-term emissions reduction targets by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), confirming its commitment to sustainability and decarbonization. By 2032, Sika aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50.4% compared … Read the full press release

Empa Appoints Jakob Schwiedrzik as Head of High-Performance Ceramics Laboratory

(IN BRIEF) Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, announces Jakob Schwiedrzik as the new head of the High-Performance Ceramics laboratory, effective from August 1, 2024. With around ten years of experience at Empa’s site in Thun, … Read the full press release

DHL Renews IATA Certification, Solidifies Leadership in Pharma Air Freight

(IN BRIEF) DHL Global Forwarding has once again secured certification from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for excellence in life sciences and healthcare transportation, reinforcing its commitment to maintaining the highest standards in air freight. The renewed CEIV Pharma … Read the full press release

Roche Announces Retirement of Head of Pharma Partnering and Successor Appointment

(IN BRIEF) Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) reveals the retirement of James Sabry, the Head of Roche Pharma Partnering, after fourteen years of service. Effective 1 July 2024, Boris Zaïtra, currently Head of Group Business Development, will take on … Read the full press release

Swissport Makes Strides Towards Sustainability Goals with Electric Vehicle Rollout at Basel and Geneva Airports

(IN BRIEF) Swissport, a prominent airport ground service provider, is advancing its sustainability agenda with the introduction of new electric vehicles (EVs) at Basel and Geneva airports. Aligned with the Science-Based Targets initiative, Swissport aims to achieve short-term CO2 reduction … Read the full press release

Swiss Re Forecasts Surge in Life Insurance Profits as Interest Rates Rise

(IN BRIEF) Swiss Re Institute predicts a significant upswing in profitability for the life insurance industry as global interest rates climb, with an estimated additional USD 1.5 trillion in global life savings premiums projected over the next decade. Higher interest … Read the full press release

ABB Appoints New Presidents for Electrification and Motion Business Areas

(IN BRIEF) ABB has named Giampiero Frisio as the President of its Electrification Business Area and Brandon Spencer as the President of its Motion Business Area, effective August 1, 2024. Both Frisio and Spencer, currently serving as Division Presidents within … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Unveils EVSPIN32G4-DUAL: Accelerating Product Development in Industrial and Consumer Sectors

(IN BRIEF) STMicroelectronics introduces the EVSPIN32G4-DUAL demonstration board, featuring the highly integrated STSPIN32G4 motor controller, which facilitates the control of two motors simultaneously, streamlining product development processes and simplifying PCB design. With its Arm Cortex-M4 MCU, the controller executes complex … Read the full press release

Alumichem and Kuehne+Nagel Renew Partnership to Deliver Clean Water in Ghana

(IN BRIEF) Alumichem, a leading Nordic water treatment solutions company, has reappointed Kuehne+Nagel as its logistics partner in Ghana for the second consecutive year, aiming to provide clean drinking water to communities in need. The partnership focuses on efficient delivery … Read the full press release

Roche and Amgen Collaborate on Breakthrough Lp(a) Test for Cardiovascular Disease Risk

(IN BRIEF) Roche Diagnostics has announced that its Tina-quant® lipoprotein Lp(a) RxDx assay has received Breakthrough Device Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Developed in collaboration with Amgen, this innovative test aims to identify individuals at risk … Read the full press release

University of East London Partners with Siemens to Achieve Carbon Emission Reduction Milestone

(IN BRIEF) In a significant milestone toward its 2030 net-zero target, the University of East London (UEL) has successfully reduced its carbon emissions by 10% from its 2020/21 baseline to 2022/23, marking the first phase of its net zero strategy. … Read the full press release

Swissport Expands Portfolio with Gulf Air and Renews Contracts with Middle Eastern Airlines in Geneva

(IN BRIEF) Swissport Geneva has expanded its customer base by welcoming Gulf Air and renewing contracts with Saudia, EgyptAir, and Kuwait Airways. Gulf Air has signed a 3-year contract for ground handling and cargo operations, while the other airlines have … Read the full press release

ABB Expands Market Reach in China with Acquisition of Siemens’ Wiring Accessories Business

(IN BRIEF) ABB has announced its agreement to acquire Siemens’ Wiring Accessories business in China, a strategic move aimed at broadening its market reach and enhancing its regional customer offerings within smart buildings. The acquisition encompasses wiring accessories, smart home … Read the full press release

BKW Secures CHF 1 Billion Credit Facility, Preemptively Refinances Existing Loans

(IN BRIEF) BKW, a Swiss energy company, has announced the agreement of a new unsecured, committed revolving credit facility amounting to CHF 1 billion, effectively refinancing its previous syndicated loans of CHF 2 billion ahead of schedule. The decision follows … Read the full press release

Glencore Releases 2023 Sustainability Report Highlighting Commitment to ESG Principles

(IN BRIEF) Glencore plc unveiled its 2023 Sustainability Report, emphasizing its dedication to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. The report outlines the company’s progress in various sustainability-related areas, including its approach, performance, and activities throughout the year. Case studies … Read the full press release

Exploring Tomorrow’s Science: FCC Study Spotlighted at La Roche-sur-Foron Exhibition

(IN BRIEF) The Future Circular Collider (FCC) study was prominently featured at the International Fair of Haute-Savoie/Mont Blanc in La Roche-sur-Foron, captivating attendees with its innovative exhibits and presentations. The FCC aims to succeed the LHC at CERN and promises … Read the full press release