Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

France’s largest independent manufacturer of specialty building solutions PRB Group joins Holcim

Biggest independent specialty building solutions company in France with Net Sales of EUR 340m Highly regarded brand with leadership in innovation and sustainability Double-digit annual growth rates driven by advanced energy-efficient and renovation solutions Accelerates Holcim’s growth in Solutions & … Read the full press release

eBill, Switzerland’s digital invoicing solution, sees tremendous adoption across the country

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 11-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — SIX Group, the operator and developer of the infrastructure services for the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, has announced a serious increase of the usage of its digital invoicing solution eBill across Switzerland. … Read the full press release

Global Risks Report 2022: climate crisis remains the biggest long-term threat facing humanity

Top risks are climate crisis, growing social divides, heightened cyber risks and an uneven global recovery, as pandemic lingers on Global survey of experts finds only 1 in 6 are optimistic and only 1 in 10 believe the global recovery … Read the full press release

Novartis, Molecular Partners: Ensovibep has the potential to be an important new treatment option in the combat of rapidly evolving SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Topline results from the randomized EMPATHY Part A study in acute COVID-19 ambulatory patients comparing single intravenous doses of ensovibep, a DARPin antiviral therapeutic candidate vs. placebo, met the primary endpoint of viral load reduction over eight days The secondary … Read the full press release

Henkel Adhesive Technologies to invest in Smartz AG, a Swiss adult care IoT hardware and software medical startup

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜSSELDORF, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Henkel (ETR: HEN3), a German chemical and consumer goods company, has announced that Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the company’s adhesives, sealants and functional coatings business, has made an investment in Smartz AG, a medical … Read the full press release

Inductive charging for EVs: Holcim and German startup Magment partner over magnetizable concrete technology for road surfaces

Strategic partnership with German startup Magment to enable roads that recharge electric vehicles Highway trials planned in the US Other applications include robot recharging in warehouses and factories (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 6-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel now present in 18 African countries; opens new control tower in Durban

Full-service logistics provider to Africa Expansion reflects Africa’s growing importance in world trade Regional control tower serves as a single point of contact to an integrated network across the continent (PRESS RELEASE) DUBAI, UAE, 5-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel (SWX: … Read the full press release

Siemens Smart Infrastructure unveils two new binary inputs N 262 and N 263 available in widths of 4 MU and 8 MU

Extensive operating and control functions as a convenient interface to KNX systems Suitable for sophisticated multi-discipline applications such as colored light control and access control Clear, intuitive direct operation via membrane keypad and with LED status display (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, … Read the full press release

Holcim expands in the Pacific Northwest region of the U.S. with the acquisition of Cowden, a leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 4-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Holcim (SWX: HOLN), one of the world’s leading suppliers of cement and aggregates, concrete and related services, has announced it acquired the leader in ready-mix concrete and aggregates across the Pacific Northwest region … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse Group AG ends its 2021 share buyback program under which it repurchased 25 million of its shares

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 3-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the completion of its 2021 share buyback program called The Share Repurchase Program, which began on January … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group improves its capital utilization across its life back book with the sale of Italian life and pensions back book to Portuguese insurance company GamaLife

Transaction to release approximately USD 1.2 billion of capital and add 11 percentage points to the Group’s Swiss Solvency Test ratio1 Significant reduction in the Group’s exposure to credit risk Zurich will focus on protection and unit-linked solutions in the … Read the full press release

Holcim positions itself as a full roofing provider with the purchase of US residential roofing market leader Malarkey Roofing Products

Malarkey is a proven growth engine in the highly profitable and growing US residential roofing market Highly regarded brand with leadership in innovation and sustainability in Holcim’s biggest market Complementary acquisition in roofing systems to achieve USD 4 billion Net … Read the full press release

‘I Love fruit & veg from Europe’: Weihnachten in der Schweiz ist gesund und voller Aromen

Das Projekt fördert schmackhafte, kreative und nahrhafte Gerichte sowohl unter dem Weihnachtsbaum als auch auf dem Tisch. (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 20-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Während der Festtage gut zu essen, ohne sich dabei zusätzliche Pfunde zuzulegen, ist nicht unmöglich. Die … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut makes the CDP’s prestigious A List as a leader in corporate action and transparency on deforestation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut Group (SWX: BARN), Switzerland-based cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer, has announced the company, for the first time, made the CDP’s prestigious A List as a leader in corporate action and transparency … Read the full press release

Michel Spiro, Former President of the CERN Council, promoted to the class of officer of the Legion of Honour (officier de la Légion d’honneur), the highest French order of merit

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 17-Dec-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 Michel Spiro, its former president of the Council, has been … Read the full press release

Pravina Ladva to lead Swiss Re’s technology related activities

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 16-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, has announced the appointment of Pravina Ladva, Swiss Re’s current Group Digital Transformation Officer, as Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer. She will also become a member … Read the full press release

SGS opens its first Innovation Squad in Lisbon, Portugal in line with its ambition to become a Data Driven Company

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 15-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the opening of its first Innovation Squad in Lisbon, Portugal aimed at helping the company become the digital leader in the global … Read the full press release

Lufthansa Innovation Hub: Climate-tech startup SQUAKE will now operate as an independent company, two other investors join

SQUAKE decarbonizes logistics, travel and mobility companies Commerzbank’s main incubator, BackBone Ventures, and Lufthansa Group invest in the company Philipp von Lamezan joins the start-up’s management team as CEO (PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 15-Dec-2021— /EuropaWire/ — Lufthansa Group (ETR: LHA), a … Read the full press release

Distributed Control Systems: ABB remains a global leader on the DCS market according to ARC Advisory Group’s DCS market analysis and forecast report

ABB’s Distributed Control Systems (DCS) maintained a leading share of around 20 percent in 2020 in a market worth more than $14 billion During 2020 ABB saw growth across key regions, despite the impact of the pandemic on the DCS market across industry … Read the full press release

Roche’s announces favourable safety profile and effective bleed control for its Hemlibra in people with moderate or mild haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

People with moderate or mild haemophilia A have significant unmet clinical needs, as this population may not use preventative treatments due to missed or delayed diagnoses of bleeding episodes and a lack of treatment guidelines1,2 New data indicate that Hemlibra has a favourable safety profile in … Read the full press release

Roche announces a further progress in its strategy to advance sequencing technologies

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) enables a better understanding of genetic mechanisms linked to specific diseases and is helping drive personalised healthcare Preparing DNA for sequencing libraries is complex and prone to human error, which can interfere with accurate sequencing results The new AVENIO … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse’s Swiss Office Property Market 2022 study: home working trend is likely to keep impacting the office property market for several more quarters

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 8-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced the publication of its study on the Swiss office property market. The full report made in English and called … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Progress Report 2020/21: carbon intensity reduction per tonne of product by 17% since 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 3-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut Group (SWX: BARN), Switzerland-based cocoa processor and chocolate manufacturer, has announced the release of its Forever Chocolate Progress Report for 2020/21 measuring the company’s efforts towards making sustainable chocolate the norm … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group joins The Valuable 500, a global movement of CEOs and their companies working together for disability inclusion

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 3-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Zurich Insurance Group (SWX: ZURN), Swiss’s largest insurer, has announced that it will join The Valuable 500, a global movement made up of 500 CEOs and their companies, innovating and working together for … Read the full press release

Swissport expands its network across Latin America

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 1-Dec-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swissport, a Swiss aviation services company offering airport ground and cargo handling services, has announced that it will add six additional airports in Chile to its global network. The expansion of the network … Read the full press release

Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship: 11 teams ready for testing in Valencia

Testing for Season 8, the most expansive to date, begins in Valencia New Girls on Track video series to celebrate women in the series and inspire the next generation Lucas di Grassi joins as ambassador for ABB Climate Initiatives to … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse’s digital bank service CSX turns 1: now Switzerland’s best-known brand for digital banking

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has announced that its digital banking offering CSX [https://csx.credit-suisse.com] is taking off just one year since its launch. Now the digital … Read the full press release

Stadler to deliver 44 FLIRT battery-powered multiple units to DB Regio for the south-west German Palatinate network

(PRESS RELEASE) BERLIN, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler, a Swiss train maker with over 75 years of experience, has announced that DB Regio AG, Frankfurt am Main based subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered some 44 FLIRT battery-powered multiple units … Read the full press release

SGS buys majority stake in a Canadian company active in the amine treating and sulfur recovery industries

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Nov-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Sulphur Experts Inc. to add up to its Sustainability Solutions. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, … Read the full press release

Leaders from the arts and science sectors in CERN’s newly appointed Cultural Advisory Board

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 25-Nov-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 newly appointed Cultural Advisory Board will hold its first … Read the full press release