Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

#one BC – Diverse People, Sustainable Growth: Barry Callebaut launches Diversity & Inclusion strategy

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 21-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s largest cocoa processors and chocolate manufacturers Barry Callebaut announces the launch of its Diversity & Inclusion strategy as part of its intention to keep growing in new geographies, new … Read the full press release

Genetic diversity: GSK and Novartis launch Project Africa GRADIENT to optimise treatment responses for malaria and tuberculosis in Africa

Project Africa GRADIENT calls on local researchers to submit proposals exploring the link between genetic diversity and response to malaria and tuberculosis drugs in African patients. Combined funding commitment of GBP 2.8 million (USD 3.6 million) over five years. Researchers … Read the full press release

SIX welcomes CoinShares as new Swiss Stock Exchange bitcoin ETP issuer

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 19-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss financial centre infrastructure operator SIX announces that CoinShares has joined the Swiss Stock Exchange as new ETP issuer. CoinShares is already the second product issuer joining the Swiss Stock Exchange in 2021. … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel launch first carbon neutral air freight lane with Air France KLM Cargo

Investing in the use of SAF for widespread adoption by the industry More sustainable transport routes and CO2 neutral services to follow as part of the Net Zero Carbon programme (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 12-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel takes responsibility of global distribution of Covid-19 Vaccine Moderna

New arrangement leverages Kuehne+Nagel’s global solutions for pharma & healthcare logistics (PRESS RELEASE) CAMBRIDGE, MA, U.S.A. / SCHINDELLEGI, 7-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces international supply chain arrangement with Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ:MRNA), a biotechnology company … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel successfully completed divestment of major part of its contract logistics business in the UK

UK transaction follows recent divestments in France, Argentina Continued commitment to scalable Contract Logistics solutions worldwide, especially in e-commerce and pharma (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 4-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces that it has completed divestment … Read the full press release

Aimmune Therapeutics’ PALFORZIA the first-ever treatment option approved for peanut allergy in the EU

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, 21-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé Health Science Company, Aimmune Therapeutics announces that PALFORZIA® [defatted powder of Arachis hypogaea L., semen (peanuts)], has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of peanut allergy in the European … Read the full press release

ABB announces donation and renewed commitment to the World Childhood Foundation

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 17-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB supports the work of the World Childhood Foundation during times when many children across the world are particularly at risk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ABB donates around 1 million … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems expands in-field data acquisition and visualisation for all Leica Geosystems 3D terrestrial laser with new enhancment to Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 mobile-device app

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 15-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, extends its award-winning mobile-device app, Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 to all Leica Geosystems 3D terrestrial laser scanners for in-field data acquisition and visualisation, enhancing the existing and … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems launches new reality capture collaboration and project management platform

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 15-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces Leica Cyclone ENTERPRISE. The new, user-managed, enterprise-level platform provides a central tool for managing, collaborating and accessing reality capture projects to view, share and analyse rich … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics declares ambitious sustainability targets

The semiconductor company to become Carbon Neutral by 2027 (PRESS RELEASE)GENEVA, 9-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Multinational electronics and semiconductor leader, STMicroelectronics announces its goal to become carbon neutral by 2027, the earliest date anticipated for any semiconductor company globally. ST’s … Read the full press release

Voith CargoFlex automates day-to-day operations at SBB Cargo

(PRESS RELEASE) OLTEN/ SALZGITTER, 3-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SBB Cargo, a subsidiary of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) equipped its 25 locomotives and 100 wagons with 200 rail-car and 50 hybrid couplers from Voith, successfully deploying Voith CargoFlex in its day-to-day … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim invests more than 90M EUR in waste heat recovery systems in India

Thermal heat electricity part of reducing energy-related emissions by 65% by 2030 Builds on company’s partnerships with power producers worldwide to accelerate use of renewable energy (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 3-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global leader in building materials and solutions … Read the full press release

Leica Geosystems expands its award-winning security product Leica BLK247 smart 3D surveillance system

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 2-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon announces the launch of two new models of its AI-enabled Sensor Leica BLK247 smart 3D surveillance system. The expansion is to accommodate the varying needs of its … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel supports passenger to freighter aircraft (P2F) conversions with its KN InteriorChain service

KN InteriorChain solution adapted to P2F market requirements End-to-end solution for manufacturers, maintenance & repair organisations, airlines and leasing companies (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 2-Dec-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel has developed an integrated end-to-end logistics solution to support the market … Read the full press release

Sustainability: Barry Callebaut to produce biochar from cocoa by-products

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut (SWX: BARN), the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, has announced that it will release its fourth Forever Chocolate Report on December 3, 2020 outlining the progress the … Read the full press release

Swisscom 5G StartUp Challenge announced the top 10 finalists

(PRESS RELEASE) BERNE, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom AG, (SWX: SCMN), Switzerland based leading provider of communication, IT and entertainment services, has announced the top 10 picks of its inaugural 5G StartUp Challenge. This year’s Swisscom StartUp Challenge was for … Read the full press release

CERN: The schedule for the current long shutdown (LS2) moved forward with four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 27-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — CERN, the European research organization that operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world, has announced new schedule for its accelerators and experiments. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the schedule for the … Read the full press release

Swiss start-up ClearSpace SA signs €86 million contract with ESA for the world’s first debris removal mission

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 26-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space, has announced it signed a €86 million contract with an industrial team led by the … Read the full press release

CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC, Kuehne+Nagel to support yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020

Raising awareness of climate neutrality in shipping and ocean health in a joint partnership with the yacht racing Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 Major players in the logistics industry create CO2 transparency in ocean shipping (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 25-Nov-2020 … Read the full press release

Syngenta launches innovative new insect control technology that is kind to nature but hard on pests

Spiropidion is an innovative new technology that can be used to protect a wide array of crops from some of the most damaging, and difficult to control, sucking pests Spiropidion is safe to pollinators and beneficial insects, providing farmers with … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut’s specialty nut brand La Morella Nuts expands globally to meet what the next generation of consumers around the world is looking for

Tapping into the growing consumer need for healthier indulgence and plant-based products La Morella Nuts announces global expansion after decades of experience in Mediterranean Nut Craft in Spain A global Center of Expertise for nuts is opened to offer a … Read the full press release

Siemens Smart Infrastructure: New Control Panel Design features will become available in TIA Selection Tool offline version this December

TIA Selection Tool enables mechanical, electrical and automation planning on a single platform Complete standards know-how for electrical planning integrated in one software program Time-saving dimensioning of protection and switching devices, including essential design calculations (PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 19-Nov-2020 — … Read the full press release

Novartis signs 10 year 78 MW renewable Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Enel Green Power

The energy will be generated by the 179.9 MW TICO Wind Farm, located in the Spanish province of Zaragoza, Enel Green Power will be a “Green Enabler” for Novartis, supporting the company along its environmental sustainability journey (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, … Read the full press release

SGS, TU Graz open non-profit research center aimed at establishing trust in digital systems and products

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), 1811 established public university in Styria, Austria, announce the opening of Lamarr Security Research, a non-profit … Read the full press release

Schindler ahead of CTBUH 2020​: post-crisis city will be driven by smart technology, connectivity, and sustainability

(PRESS RELEASE) EBIKON, 17-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Schindler Group (SWX: SCHP), a Swiss multinational company active in the escalators, moving walkways, and elevators markets worldwide, has shared its views on the post-crisis city ahead of CTBUH (the Council on Tall … Read the full press release

Ben De Schryver to succeed Remco Steenbergen as CFO of the Barry Callebaut Group

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 11-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The Barry Callebaut Group announces changes in its Executive Committee. The Group’s current Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Remco Steenbergen, will leave as of December 31, 2020, to become CFO of the Lufthansa Group. … Read the full press release

Reinventing the building industry: LafargeHolcim and Witteveen+Bos call on the world’s brightest students for the first 3D printing hackathon

The challenge: reinventing building design and methods of a 2-story residential building An online ideathon with the participation of world-class experts A final hackathon with live demonstrations in France in March 2021 Mentorship from leading experts, further collaboration and cash … Read the full press release

SGS acquires New Zealand-based consultancy company Engineering Control Limited (ECL)

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 4-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announces that Engineering Control Limited (ECL) is now part of its Group. Headquartered in New Zealand, ECL is a consultancy company focusing on process automation and functional safety of process systems across … Read the full press release

Empa / Aerial Robotics Lab: Smart drones equipped with sensors to boost the amount and precision of environmental and ecological data

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, 3-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, and Imperial College London, a public research university with focus on excellence in science, engineering, medicine and business, have announced that they … Read the full press release