Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

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

Swissgrid: Drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected Continental Europe system registered on 10 January 2019

AARAU, 17-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — TSOs of ENTSO-E Continental Europe Regional Group are taking collective actions to restore frequency as foreseen in such cases and continue their technical analysis of the incident. A drop in frequency on the synchronously interconnected … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank (SNB) will report a loss in the order of CHF 15 billion for the 2018 financial year

Confederation and cantons to receive distribution of CHF 2 billion ZURICH, 09-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — According to provisional calculations, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will report a loss in the order of CHF 15 billion for the 2018 financial year. The … Read the full press release

Novatek’s next generation TV chipsets will natively support both NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud

NAGRA Connect and TVkey Cloud bring pay-TV services directly to internet-connected Smart TVs without the need for any external device Operator branded user experiences featuring instant service activation leveraging standard HbbTV2.0 middleware Wide range of broadcast, IPTV and OTT service … Read the full press release

Record high number of ETH Zurich spin-offs in 2018

ZURICH, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ETH Zurich can look back on an exceptionally good year for spin-offs: 27 companies were founded in 2018, more than any year previously. Financing rounds totalling over CHF 170 million and the listing of Sensirion … Read the full press release

Swissgrid acquires additional transmission grid systems for CHF 10.0 million

Aarau, Switzerland, 07-Jan-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — With the entry in the commercial register on 3 January 2019, Swissgrid has taken over additional facilities belonging to the transmission grid. At the same time, additional share capital was recorded in the commercial register, as … Read the full press release

WEF / Oxford Martin School: balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits

New research by the Oxford Martin School for the World Economic Forum finds that balancing meat consumption with alternative sources of protein can lead to significant health and environmental benefits A sustainable food industry and healthier human life can be … Read the full press release

SGS: European Union to regulate 33 carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic (CMR) category 1A or 1B substances under new entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH

The European Commission has published a guideline with methods to assist the industry to comply with CMRs under entry 72 to Annex XVII of REACH. The stricter limits apply for different concentration limits in other entries to Annex XVII of … Read the full press release

SGS: 15 provinces and cities in China updated their monthly minimum wage standards

According to the official data for 2018 from China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) & Ministry of Human Resource and Social Security, 15 provinces and cities have updated their monthly minimum wage standards, to varying degrees. GENEVA, 28-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Luigi De Siervo to leave Infront Italy to take up his new role as CEO of Italian football league Lega Serie A

MILAN/ZUG, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Luigi De Siervo, President & CEO of Infront Italy, has been appointed CEO of Italian football league Lega Serie A at their General Assembly on Thursday. De Siervo will be leaving Infront to take up … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim awarded infrastructure contracts by the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Jona, Switzerland, 21-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim has been awarded infrastructure contracts worth over CAD 100 million as part of a major highway improvement project in Vancouver, Canada. The Highway 1 area is a vital local, regional and provincial corridor for … Read the full press release

Sika installs new production lines for mortars and acrylic liquid applied membranes in Palin, Guatemala

BAAR, 18-Dec-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has opened a new production plant in Central America, located in Palin in the metropolitan area of Guatemala City. This move further expands the company’s market position in the emerging countries of the region. The … Read the full press release