Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

SGS expands into the clinical testing market for cosmetic and personal care products in the USA

GENEVA, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires nationally recognized clinical research organization serving the cosmetic and personal care industry, Thomas J. Stephens & Associates, Inc. (Stephens). “This acquisition expands SGS’s Consumer & Retail service portfolio in the clinical testing … Read the full press release

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

Swissgrid records capital increase and changes to its articles of incorporation

AARAU, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swissgrid has announced it has made an entry into the commercial register for a capital increase and amendments to the articles of incorporation. The entry, which has been recorded on 6 January 2020, is about … Read the full press release

Hungarian state owned rail operator MÁV-START orders 21 additional Stadler KISS electrical multiple unit trains

BUSSNANG, Switzerland, 8-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Stadler announces order for 21 additional KISS electrical multiple unit trains valued at approx. 313 million euros. The contract was signed with Hungarian state owned passenger operator MÁV-START. A framework agreement for a total … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim part of major study on commercial-scale carbon capture at its Portland Cement Plant in Colorado

VANCOUVER/ZURICH/HOUSTON/PARIS, 7-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — New joint study aimed at evaluating the viability and design of a commercial-scale carbon-capture facility at the Holcim Portland Cement Plant in Florence, Colorado, U.S. has been initiated by a group of leading companies. The … Read the full press release

ChemChina and Sinochem consolidate their agricultural assets to form new holding company, Syngenta Group

BASEL, 6-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ChemChina and Sinochem announce the creation of Syngenta Group. The new holding company is the consolidation of both companies’ agricultural assets. Mark Patrick, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Syngenta Executive Team since … Read the full press release

Infront and CEV expand media rights agreement for Europe’s top volleyball events

ZUG/ LUXEMBOURG, 19-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront and the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) announce new long-term partnership which expanded their agreement for the media rights to Europe’s top volleyball events. The new agreement covers global media rights distribution for … Read the full press release

Infront and Ski Association of Japan extend international media rights to FIS World Cup

ZUG, Switzerland, 9-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront and the Ski Association of Japan extend the international media rights to all FIS World Cup events. The new agreement is for another five years, running until the end of 2025/26 season, including … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim adds new production facilities in Africa for its sustainable and affordable housing solution, Durabric

JONA, Switzerland, 27-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim adds more production capacity for its Durabric soil-stabilized bricks with new a plant located in Malawi. As part of 14Trees, its joint venture with CDC Group, the new plant will industrialize LafargeHolcim’s Durabric … Read the full press release

Sika takes over Adeplast SA, leading player on the construction materials market in Romania

BAAR, 25-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announced it is acquiring a Romanian manufacturer of mortars and thermal insulation solutions with CHF 120 million sales per year. The acquisition will substantially strengthen the company’s position in the local Romanian construction chemicals … Read the full press release

SGS received the Building Public Trust Award for 2019 at a ceremony in Frankfurt

GENEVA, 25-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS presented with the Building Public Trust Award 2019 for the Best Integrated Report in Switzerland at the PwC awards ceremony in Frankfurt on October 22, 2019. These awards endorses companies that are making strides … Read the full press release

Nestlé integrates its waters business into the Group’s three geographical Zones; makes changes to its Executive Board

VEVEY, Switzerland, 17-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Board of Directors of Nestlé has announced it is making some internal reorganisations related to its waters business. Along with those changes, the company will also make changes to its Executive Board as … Read the full press release

SGS strengthens its ability to provide critical services in the PPE market

GENEVA, 1-Oct-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS acquires the business and assets of the personal protective equipment (PPE) testing and certification activities of the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH). FIOH, based in Helsinki, Finland, is previously operated as an independent … Read the full press release

Sika expands its presence in China and the Asia Pacific with the acquisition of silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin

BAAR, 9-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika expands its Target Markets Industry and Sealing & Bonding presence in China and the Asia Pacific region with the acquisition of Crevo-Hengxin. Sika also will gain additional silicone technology and a production footprint. Crevo-Hengxin … Read the full press release

Sika further strengthens presence in West Africa with a new mortar manufacturing facility in Cameroon

BAAR, 4-Sep-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika further starts operations in new facility for mortars in Cameroon, further expanding its presence in West Africa. The company invests in a new mortar manufacturing facility following the foundation of the national subsidiary in … Read the full press release

Tetra Pak marks significant milestone in promoting responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy

LAUSANNE, 30-Aug-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Tetra Pak announces significant milestone in its journey to promote responsible sourcing and contributing to a low-carbon circular economy. Tetra Pak has delivered more than 500 billion packages labelled with the Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC™) … Read the full press release

LA SCULPTURE DE CEDRIC KOUKJIAN, « LIAISON », SERA EXPOSÉ EN PUBLIC PAR LA COMMISSION CULTURELLE DE COLOGNY, EN SUISSE

GENÈVE, Suisse, 31-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ —  Cedric Koukjian, artiste multiethnique basé à Genève, du studio de design suisse SINCE, spécialisé dans la création artistique contemporaine, a annoncé aujourd’hui que l’œuvre qu’il a présenté pour un concours récent organisé par la … Read the full press release

CEDRIC KOUKJIAN’S SCULPTURE, “LIAISON” TO BE EXHIBITED IN PUBLIC BY CULTURAL COMMISSION OF COLOGNY IN SWITZERLAND

GENEVA, 31-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Geneva-based multi-ethnic artist Cedric Koukjian of the Swiss design studio SINCE, which has a focus on creating contemporary arts, today announced that his submission to a recent competition by the Cultural Commission of the City … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim commits to further improving carbon-efficiency of its cements with Project CO₂MENT in Canada

JONA, Switzerland, 25-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim launches CO₂MENT project in Canada, increasing its efforts to further improve the carbon-efficiency of its cements. The company’s objective is to build the world’s first full-cycle solution to capture and reuse CO2 from … Read the full press release

Landis+Gyr to provide Colorado Springs Utilities with the next generation of smart grid technology

ATLANTA, GA, USA, 17-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Landis+Gyr awarded a contract to replace the Colorado Springs Utilities’ end-of-life metering system with an advanced IoT network technology capable of supporting the next generation of energy management applications. The contract also includes … Read the full press release

SGS provides latest unsafe product notifications to retailers and manufacturers with the launch of new digital platform

GENEVA, 12-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS launches its new ‘Product Recalls’ digital platform. It is an online database that provides instant access to the latest unsafe product notifications (non-food) from the EU and USA to consumer goods manufacturers and retailers. … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group names Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division

CHESEAUX-SUR-LAUSANNE, Switzerland and PHOENIX, AZ, USA, 10-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Kudelski Group announces the appointment of Andrew Howard as CEO of its cybersecurity division, Kudelski Security. Howard is currently Kudelski Security’s Chief Technology Officer. He will succeed Rich Fennessy … Read the full press release

AI based freight platform by Kuehne + Nagel to shape the future of the overland shipments in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE, 9-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel announced it is rolling out an AI-based digital freight platform in Asia Pacific, first starting off with Thailand. With this launch, the company is expanding its suite of online services. The AI … Read the full press release

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

New SGS lab becomes one of the most advanced e-mobility test centers in Germany

MUNICH, 5-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS announced it has inaugurated an advanced e-mobility laboratory focused on safety and functional testing as well as environmental simulations. The new electromobility test center is located in the Gelting-Ost Industrial Park in the city … Read the full press release

10 year long CHF 3 million grant from Credit Suisse backs an existing professorship at the University of Zurich

10 year long CHF 3 million grant from Credit Suisse backs an existing professorship at the University of Zurich

ZURICH, 1-Jul-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Professorship of the Economics of Corporate Culture, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at the University of Zurich is getting financial backing from Credit Suisse. The bank has just signed an agreement with the university, … Read the full press release

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

Glencore: incidents and fatalities not linked to Kamoto Copper Company operations or activities in Kolwezi, DRC

BAAR, 28-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore‘s subsidiary Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) is not connected to the incidents and the fatalities of illegal artisanal miners across its industrial mining concessions in the Kolwezi area, Democratic Republic of the Congo. On a … Read the full press release

Eni and Synhelion to develop new technology in methanol production using renewable energy

MILAN, 14-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Eni and Synhelion partner on the development of a new technology for methanol production from carbon dioxide (CO2), water and methane. The process requires high temperatures achieved by harnessing solar energy. The new technology using … Read the full press release

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

PDA Explores the Transformation of Healthcare at 4th Annual European Meeting

EMA, MHRA and FDA among regulatory agencies participating BERLIN, 10-Jun-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — The Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) is excited to host its 4th Annual European Meeting: Global Healthcare of the Present and the Future, June 25-26 in Amsterdam, The … Read the full press release

Sika expands presence in Qatar with its own production facility

BAAR, 29-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika starts production of concrete admixtures at its plant in Doha, Qatar. Due to large-scale infrastructure investment and a number of mega projects, both ongoing and planned makes Qatar an attractive market. Sika expands its … Read the full press release

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