Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Nestlé announces new geographical structure organized into five zones for its global business and leadership changes to the Executive Board

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to art. 53 SIX Listing Rules] (PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 13-Oct-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé, a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate and the world’s largest food & beverage company, has announced leadership changes to its … Read the full press release

Burj Khalifa in Dubai to house Barry Callebaut Group’s newly relocated CHOCOLATE ACADEMY

Bringing chocolate expertise to the growing Middle East region The new CHOCOLATE ACADEMYTM Center Dubai relocated to the foot of Burj Khalifa to provide the best possible platform for chefs and artisans to showcase and develop their talent and skills CHOCOLATE … Read the full press release

100km of range in less than three minutes: ABB’s new EV charger called Terra 360

Can deliver 100km of range in less than three minutes Only charger designed explicitly to charge up to four vehicles at once Ideal for refueling stations, urban charging stations, retail parking and fleet applications (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 30-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

The Great Narrative initiative and meeting by World Economic Forum and the UAE Government to be held in in Dubai, 11-12 November 2021

World Economic Forum and Government of the United Arab Emirates will host the Great Narrative meeting in Dubai on 11-12 November 2021 Reflections to be shared in a forthcoming book, The Great Narrative, expected for publication in January 2022 Global … Read the full press release

SGS’s metallurgical laboratory in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada, marks its 80th anniversary

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 24-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced that its metallurgical laboratory in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada celebrates 80 Years since inception. For 80 years the Lakefield laboratory in Ontario, Canada … Read the full press release

Spinal muscular atrophy: New data for Evrysdi will be presented by Roche at the World Muscle Society (WMS) Virtual Congress 20 – 24 September 2021

New data show pre-symptomatic babies with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treated with Evrysdi maintained the ability to swallow Evrysdi has demonstrated consistent clinically meaningful efficacy in adults, children, and babies two months and older and is now approved in 58 countries worldwide Further … Read the full press release

Modernised ANNA Service Bureau (ASB): Key technology and infrastructure enhancements to benefit numbering agencies and ASB clients released today

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 23-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA), the membership organisation of national numbering agencies dedicated to the support of efficient capital markets through the use of widely embraced ISO standards, has announced the … Read the full press release

New whitepaper on Africa’s electricity landscape released at the 2021 Sustainable Development Impact Summit: Decarbonization, Decentralization, Digitalization

Africa’s developing nations need investment in renewable energy solutions to fight climate change But, emissions reduction strategies must be balanced with vital needs for economic growth and stability Many cases will require financing for low carbon energy solutions and transition … Read the full press release

Major industrial textile recycling production line in Sundsvall, Sweden to rely on ABB for its automation, electrification and quality control systems

ABB wins large-scale order for automation, electrification, quality control systems, motors and drives at world’s first commercial-scale textile recycling plant Innovative approach can help save some 90 billion liters of fresh water per year, equivalent to 36,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse: The risk of inflation in Switzerland and Europe is too low for the European Central Bank and Swiss National Bank to raise key interest rates

Credit Suisse publishes “Monitor Switzerland” for Q3 2021 (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 15-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the release of its quarterly “Monitor Switzerland” for Q3 2021. The … Read the full press release

Collaboration between Airbus and Neural Concept

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 9-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Neural Concept is pleased to have renewed a multiple-year collaboration and licence agreement with Airbus. This collaboration aims at making the power of deep learning accessible to design engineers, for real-time simulation and … Read the full press release

Exhibition at the Bank for International Settlements headquarters in Basel, Switzerland to mark the organisation’s 90th anniversary

BIS will open its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland to the public for an exhibition marking 90 years since its establishment. BIS 90 Years exhibition will showcase the Bank’s past, present and future role in promoting global monetary and financial stability. Open … Read the full press release

ABB’s Peter Voser joins Xynteo’s Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

ABB Peter Voser joins Xynteo Europe Delivers partnership as its new Chairman

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Xynteo today announced that Peter Voser, Chairman of ABB Ltd., has agreed to serve as Chairman of Europe Delivers, a purpose-driven partnership that helps businesses and governments find new ways to grow while … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut Group takes over Belgian privately-owned B2B manufacturer of chocolate specialties and decorations

Strengthening of Barry Callebaut’s manufacturing capabilities in the growing market of highly customized chocolate specialties and decorations (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut Group (SWX: BARN), Switzerland-based cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer, has announced that it has … Read the full press release

Emmi Group adds Athenos, the US feta market leader, to its specialty cheeses extensive range in North America

Ad hoc release pursuant to Art. 53 of the Listing Rules (PRESS RELEASE) LUCERNE, 2-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Emmi Group (SIX: EMMN), the leading Swiss milk processor, has announced it will acquire the leader in the US feta market Athenos. … Read the full press release

CERN’s 2nd online edition of the Webfest tackled projects that address the UN Sustainable Development Goals

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 30-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has announced that its Webfest’s second online edition brought together people from 63 … Read the full press release

SGS in the Netherlands expands capabilities to include trace gas analyses

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, announces that its laboratory in Vlissingen (Flushing), Netherlands has expanded its capabilities and is now capable of conducting trace gas analyses to support … Read the full press release

Leadership changes at Swiss Re’s Reinsurance Business Unit

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 18-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, has announced it made leadership changes at its Reinsurance Business Unit. As of 1 January 2022 Julie Stephenson will succeed Jason Richards as Global Head of Casualty … Read the full press release

SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit will be held in Ekaterinburg from 14 to 22 August 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, 10-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit, a 6-day annual gathering bringing together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations,  will be part of the Atmosphere Landscape Festival, which will be … Read the full press release

SGS update on the EU action on food contact materials made of bamboo powder

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, a Swiss multinational inspection, verification, testing and certification company headquartered, has released its update on the action plan EU authorities have agreed on in order to ensure unauthorized food contact plastics containing … Read the full press release

CERN: Pixel Tracker now installed at the centre of the CMS detector following two years of maintenance and upgrades

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Aug-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research and one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for scientific research, has announced that the Pixel Tracker has already been installed at the centre … Read the full press release

Roche on Tecentriq’s US FDA Priority Review grant: New treatment options are urgently needed in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer

Application is being reviewed under the US FDA’s Real-Time Oncology Review pilot programme Based on results of the Phase III IMpower010 study, presented at ASCO, that showed adjuvant Tecentriq improved disease-free survival by more than one-third in PD-L1-positive early-stage lung cancer, compared with … Read the full press release

Holcim in 1H2021: new records in Recurring EBIT, free cash flow and earnings per share

Growth momentum continues, net sales +16.6% LFL Significant margin increase in all regions, Recurring EBIT +72.2% LFL Record Free Cash Flow1 of CHF 814m, +9% 7 bolt-on acquisitions, successful start of Firestone Building Products Guidance for FY2021 Recurring EBIT growth … Read the full press release

Holcim milestone: the company’s green concrete ECOPact now available in 24 markets

ECOPact now available in 24 markets across all five regions just one year since global launch ECOPact reduces carbon footprint of concrete by at least 30%, contributing to Holcim’s net zero targets A milestone in Holcim’s transformation to become the … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel’s subsidiary QuickSTAT opens new control tower in Singapore for time-critical clinical trial logistics

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 22-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel, one of the world’s leading logistics companies, has announced that its subsidiary QuickSTAT has opened a new control tower and conditioning facility in Singapore. The investment is part of Kuehne+Nagel and QuickSTAT’s … Read the full press release

Siemens to deliver and install 45 eBus Sicharge UC charging stations for Zurich Public Transport Authority

Project helps Zurich’s public transport authority convert its bus fleet to electric drives Delivery of 45 charging stations for Hardau bus garage Charging cables routed through the hall ceiling allows for clear passageways (PRESS RELEASE) ERLANGEN, 16-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut opens its third factory in Russia

Further strengthening of presence in Russia The factory in Kaliningrad region will be the Group’s third in Russia Opening will further strengthen the presence of Barry Callebaut in the world’s third-largest chocolate confectionery market¹ Factory will be operational in August … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel acquires leading Norwegian perishables freight forwarder Salmosped

Salmosped specialises in salmon and seafood logistics Acquisition fosters the global presence in the salmon and seafood market (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company, Kuehne+Nagel announces that it has entered into a binding agreement … Read the full press release

Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Venture Fund Becomes Strategic Financial Investor of Ignatica

The Innovation and Technology Venture Fund (ITVF) invested in its first insurtech startup, Switzerland, and Hong Kong-based Ignatica, the insurance policy administration platform. (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 7-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Ignatica, the insurance policy administration platform that offers digital self-service … Read the full press release

Personalised financial advice startup Radicant selects Swisscom and Finnova for technology and outsourcing support

(PRESS RELEASE) BERN, 6-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom announces that it has been chosen, together with Finnova, to provide the digital foundation for the strategic investment of the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank. Radicant, a digital financial services provider specialising in sustainability, will … Read the full press release