Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Nestlé announces exclusive negotiations to sell Nestlé Skin Health for CHF 10.2 billion

VEVEY, 16-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé entered into exclusive negotiations for the sale of Nestlé Skin Health for a value of CHF 10.2 billion with a consortium led by EQT and a wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment … Read the full press release

Infront acquires Germany-based company Megamarsch

ZUG, 10-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront has acquired Megamarsch, a Germany-based company focused on organising extreme hiking challenges. The acquisition widens Infront’s portfolio with non-competitive event format and new target group. Megamarsch was founded in 2016 by Frederick Hüpkes and … Read the full press release

Biodiversity Report Is Urgent Call to Action Beyond Fixes; Geneva Global Initiative Calls on World Community to Focus on Concrete Actions

GENEVA, 6-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The UN IPBES’ 2019 Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is another one in a long line of warnings about the state of our planet. It should be clear that we face multiple … Read the full press release

Glencore will cooperate with the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission on their investigation

BAAR, 26-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore has announced it has been notified by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) about an investigation they are going to carry out in regard to possible violation of certain provisions of the … Read the full press release

CERN community marks Serbia’s accession as its 23rd Member State

MEYRIN, 24-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — As CERN’s 23rd Member State, The Serbian flag was raised ( 23rd of April)  at a ceremony on the Esplanade des Particules. The ceremony was attended by Ana Brnabić, the Prime Minister of the Republic … Read the full press release

Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2019: Switzerland remains #1; Singapore leads Asia-Pacific; Europe dominates the top 10; China leader among BRICS nations

MIDDLE EAST, ASIA, EUROPE, 23-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Adecco Group, Tata Communications and INSEAD have just released their annual benchmark report that looks into the ability of 125 countries around the world to compete for talent. According to the … Read the full press release

Polygon Netherlands takes over 50 year old firm specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art

STOCKHOLM, Sweden / GOES, The Netherlands, 11-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Triton Fund III company Polygon Netherlands has taken over the Dutch specialist in restoring documents, artefacts and art VANWAARDE. The acquisition will be in retroactive effect as of 1 January … Read the full press release

Swisscom launches highly automated cyber security solution for SMEs in Switzerland 

BERNE, 3-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom revealed today that over 3,000 phishing pages and 2,200 infected computers are being blocked by them on average per month. Furthermore, according to Swisscom, over 60% of SMEs in Switzerland are affected by cyber … Read the full press release

ABB showcases the factory of the future at Hannover Messe 2019

ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer gives a glimpse into the factory of the future to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven HANOVER, 1-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer explained how robots and humans will … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak to revolutionise food manufacturing at Hannover Messe 2019

LAUSANNE, 29-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak will launch its “factory of the future” at Hannover Messe 2019. With machines capable of communicating with each other and with the digital systems of the entire operation, automatically diagnosing problems, ordering and … Read the full press release

Serbia agrees to CERN Convention and becomes the Organization’s 23rd Member State

GENEVA, 25-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN has just received formal notification from UNESCO about Serbia having agreed to the CERN Convention. As a result, the country has become CERN’s 23rd Member State. The other Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech … Read the full press release

TRUE’s shop in Bangkok’s most high-end shopping mall gets AutoStore robotized storage and order processing system

BUCHS, Switzerland, 15-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisslog has just announced it has integrated its first AutoStore system in Thailand. The company, a leading provider of warehouse automation and software, has implemented its AutoStore robotized storage and order processing solution into … Read the full press release

Francesco Balestrieri appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis

BASEL, 15-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sandoz’s current Region Head Europe Francesco Balestrieri has just been appointed ad-interim CEO of Sandoz reporting directly to Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis. The change is made as the current CEO of Sandoz, a Novartis division, … Read the full press release

Sika to strengthen its Sealing & Bonding business in Eastern Europe with the buy of Belorussian polyurethane foams producer

BAAR, 13-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika is expanding its know-how in the production and development of polyurethane foams. The company has just acquired a manufacturer of polyurethane foam systems based in Belarus. The acquired company is called Belineco (ООО «БелИНЭКО») … Read the full press release

Infront host broadcaster for the FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships

ZUG, 5-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront will be, for the first time, the host broadcaster for the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. The company will responsible for the full delivery of media production including … Read the full press release

Swiss Federal Statistical Office: 0.3% decline in retail sales in January 2019 YoY

NEUCHÂTEL, 4-Mar-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The retail sales in Switzerland have seen a slight decline of 0.3% in nominal terms in January 2019 as compared with the same month last year. The data is from the Swiss Federal Statistical Office … Read the full press release

Ma Tao joins IATA’s North Asia Regional Office in Beijing as Regional Vice President

GENEVA, 27-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The International Air Transport Association named Ma Tao as Regional Vice President (RVP) for North Asia. Ma will join IATA on 1 March 2019 from Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) where he is currently … Read the full press release

Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley nominated for election to the Board of Directors of UBS Group AG

ZURICH/BASEL, 26-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Jeanette Wong and William C. Dudley have been nominated by the UBS Board of Directors for election to the Board of UBS Group AG. The election will be held at the Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 2 May 2019. … Read the full press release

Near-production Volkswagen T-Roc R to première at the International Geneva Motor Show, 7 -17 March 2019

WOLFSBURG, 25-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Volkswagen is to unveil the latest top model of its successful T-Roc at this year’s International Geneva Motor Show – T-Roc R. The 89th edition of the International Geneva Motor Show will be held at Palexpo from March … Read the full press release

Patients can now lie longer due to smart sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue

BERN, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — An innovative project called ProTex will receive CHF 2 million funding grant from BRIDGE Discovery. ProTex relies on highly sensitive portable sensors that use light to measure oxygen saturation in the blood. Those portable sensors will help prevent injuries to … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse holds the first-ever Swiss-wide day dedicated to the entrepreneurship

ZURICH, 20-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse is today commemorating the 200th anniversary the birth of Alfred Escher. What Alfred Escher has achieved back in the 19th century continues to have a lasting impact on Switzerland as an economic center to … Read the full press release

Nestlé’s Board new nominees: Dick Boer to enhance the Board’s existing FMCG expertise; Dinesh Paliwal brings in-depth knowledge in AI, digital business and the cloud

VEVEY, Switzerland, 14-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Dick Boer and Dinesh Paliwal have just been nominated for election to the Board of Directors of Nestlé as independent members. Dick Boer is the former President and CEO of Ahold Delhaize N.V. while Dinesh … Read the full press release

SGS can now offer FSMA certification for VQIP and FSVP to foreign food importers into the U.S.

GENEVA, 13-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS can now certify foreign food suppliers under the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Accredited Third-Party Certification Program of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). This is possible due to the accreditation the company has received from … Read the full press release

COFRAC accreditation for SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence

GENEVA, 12-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The French Accreditation Committee (COFRAC) has just accredited SGS’s ultrasound measurement laboratory in Aix en Provence. In fact, it is even the first lab of this type in France to gain accreditation by COFRAC. Accreditation comes as a guarantee … Read the full press release

R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd Starts To Hold Fixed Income Investor Meetings In Vienna, Zurich, Geneva and London

LONDON, 11-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — R.W. Chelsea Holdings Ltd (the “Issuer”), has mandated BMI International Europe Limited as Sole Global Coordinator to arrange a series of fixed income investor meetings in Vienna, Zurich, Geneva and London, commencing on 11 February 2019. … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim accelerates growth in the Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments

ZUG, 4-Feb-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The global leader in building materials and solutions LafargeHolcim adds one (1) precast and eight (8) ready-mix concrete plants as well as a sand quarry to its growing Ready-Mix Concrete and Aggregates segments. The new additions … Read the full press release

The new Swiss m4m Center in Solothurn to bring additive manufacturing for medical technology to Swiss industry

SOLOTHURN, 30-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — A new technology transfer center in the Bettlach, canton of Solothurn, Switzerland, aimed at transferring new manufacturing technologies for medical applications to the medtech industry accelerating research at the same time has been established and is scheduled … Read the full press release

Swisscom Hero League to introduce two new games “Fifa19” and “Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment” on 1 February, 2019

BERNE, 28-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom’s own eSports league, the “Swisscom Hero League powered by ESL”, was launched back in November, 2018. Since then more than 2,600 gamers in eight qualification rounds competed through the end of 2018 in the games “League of Legends”, … Read the full press release

Preparing Civil Society for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, a new initiative launched by World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum today launches an initiative aimed at helping civil society prepare for and respond to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The civil society sector, which engages 350 million people worldwide, faces problems in leveraging innovation and providing solutions … Read the full press release

INSEAD to sponsor the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals Tent during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meetings in Davos, Switzerland

New INSEAD institute to host thought leaders, chief executives and experts to seek solutions that achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals Fontainebleau, France, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — INSEAD, the Business School for the World, is partnering to sponsor the SDG Tent … Read the full press release