Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Enel X adds 20,000 charging points to the JuicePass network reaching more than 50,000 charging points across Europe

JuicePass users are now enabled to access a network of over 50,000 charging points across Europe, mainly made accessible under the Hubject platform (PRESS RELEASE) ROME, 7-Aug-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Enel X‘s electric vehicle (EV) charging network reaches more than … Read the full press release

Siemens helps Genoa’s urban mobility to become more energy-efficient and sustainable

Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack (PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 29-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens announces that Genoa’s … Read the full press release

Sika in 1H2020: Despite COVID-19 growth in local currencies; focus on cash flow and liquidity; more favorable market conditions expected in 2H2020

Sales growth of 2.9% in local currencies to CHF 3,614.6 million (–3.2% in CHF) High negative currency effect of –6.1% (impact of minus CHF 225 million in sales and CHF 29 million in EBIT) Maintained high EBITDA margin of over … Read the full press release

Arkema acquires high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders specialist Fixatti

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOMBES, France, 20-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company, Arkema announces the proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company specialized in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders. The acquisition is part of Bostik’s targeted growth strategy in high … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel helps German toy manufacturer Schleich neutralise its entire sea freight CO2 footprint

German toy manufacturer Schleich now handles its sea freight on a CO2 neutral basis with Kuehne+Nagel Current market environment does not prevent customers from addressing the CO2 emissions of their supply chains With Net Zero Carbon, Kuehne+Nagel offers a complete … Read the full press release

SGS opens new commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 6-Jul-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art commercial geochemistry laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana. Capable of processing 50,000 to 60,000 samples per month, it is … Read the full press release

Roche unveils automated digital pathology algorithm to aid non-small cell lung cancer diagnosis

uPath PD-L1 (SP263) image analysis uses automated pre-computing and one-click scoring to enable quicker and accurate detection and measurement of tumour cell staining positivity Roche advances personalised healthcare with development of image analysis algorithms using artificial intelligence Faster, more accurate … Read the full press release

SGS selected to review and verify Belmond’s enhanced cleaning protocols

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — World’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, SGS announces global partnership with leading luxury travel company Belmond. The collaboration will reinforce Belmond’s commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of its guests … Read the full press release

Alfa Laval and leading low-pressure gas engine designer WinGD to improve engine efficiency on ships

(PRESS RELEASE) LUND, 25-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading heat transfer, centrifugal separation and fluid handling company Alfa Laval further expands its offering to marine customers with the new Alfa Laval CEC-S solution. Catering to the needs of their marine … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel launches Net Zero Carbon, the Group’s sustainability programme for the next ten years

Sustainability Report 2019: All targets initiated in 2010 reached or exceeded (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — One of the world’s leading logistics companies Kuehne+Nagel has announced it has published its Sustainability Report 2019. The company sets out its … Read the full press release

Covid-19 impact on venture capital market: InnMind VC report 2020

InnMind, #1 platform in Europe for startups & investors, released a report based on the personal interviews with 100+ VC firms and investors from Silicon Valley & Europe regarding the covid-19 impact on the venture capital market and investment sentiments. … Read the full press release

Thierry Léger to succeed Edi Schmid as Group Chief Underwriting Officer at Swiss Re

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 19-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The world’s second-largest reinsurer Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd, (Swiss Re) has announced leadership changes as well as changes to its Life Capital Business Unit. Starting from 1 September 2020 the reinsurer will have … Read the full press release

Palette Life Sciences Announces European Distribution Expansion for Deflux® and Solesta® for More Than Twenty Countries Through Five Leading Distributors and Direct Sales Effort

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN / SANTA BARBARA, CALIF., USA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Palette Life Sciences, a fully integrated global life sciences company dedicated to improving patient outcomes, today announced global distribution expansion for two of Palette’s products, Deflux and … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian and Cedric Koukjian, Designer Duo in Collaboration with Bulgari

At the eve of the sculpture biennale SINCE studio and Louis Vuitton group are exhibiting a selection of the designers’ sculptures in their Bulgari flagship store (PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — After the success of its first edition … Read the full press release

Pierre Koukjian et Cédric Koukjian, Duo de designers en collaboration avec Bulgari

À la veille de la biennale de sculpture, le studio SINCE et le groupe Louis Vuitton exposent une sélection des sculptures des designers dans leur magasin-phare Bulgari (PRESS RELEASE) GENÈVE, 15-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Après le succès de sa première … Read the full press release

The Rhaetian Railway orders 20 additional Capricorn trains from Stadler

(PRESS RELEASE) BUSSNAG, 12-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss trains manufacturer Stadler has announced that 20 additional Capricorn trains are ordered from the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) for the Rhaetian Railway. The current purchase is worth 172.9 million Swiss Francs (~ EUR … Read the full press release

Liver cancer: Roche’s Tecentriq in combination with Avastin approved by US FDA

Tecentriq in combination with Avastin is the first and only cancer immunotherapy regimen approved for the treatment of unresectable or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma Tecentriq combination improved overall survival and progression-free survival compared to the previous standard of care Application approved … Read the full press release

First Infront Leadership Award goes to Tappara ice hockey club CEO Mikko Leinonen

(PRESS RELEASE) GOTHENBURG, 2-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sports marketing company Infront, part of Wanda Sports Group, toghether with The Alliance of European Hockey Clubs (E.H.C.) have announced the first winner of the inaugural Infront Leadership Award – Mikko Leinonen, CEO … Read the full press release

Zurich Insurance Group: UK’s Financial Conduct Authority to test policy wordings in the UK High Court

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 1-Jun-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss global general and life insurer Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich) announced it is welcoming the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority decision to test policy wordings from across the UK insurance industry in the UK … Read the full press release

SGS welcomes Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as head of its biologics business across the United States

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 29-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading bio/pharmaceutical analytical and bioanalytical contract solutions provider SGS announces the appointment of Edward R. Zartler, Ph.D as Director of Biopharmaceutical Services (USA). Edward, who joined SGS in May 2020, takes responsibility for … Read the full press release

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

SecurLine Certified to Protect Classified Communications

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, Switzerland, 28-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Privus, the Swiss-based cyber-security firm, announced today that SecurLine, its flagship secure communications application, has been formally certified by Portugal’s Gabinete Nacional de Segurança (National Security Office) to protect classified communications. Deploying … Read the full press release

SGS: Final rule 16 CFR 1224 on safety standard for Portable Bed Rails in the US

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-May-2020— /EuropaWire/ — Leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS has announced that a direct final rule on incorporating the latest version of the ASTM standard for Portable Bed Rails has just been published by the … Read the full press release

Clothing and footwear containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) under EU REACH Regulations may get taxed in Sweden – SGS

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 20-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification services multinational firm SGS has announced that a tax on clothing and footwear products that contain SVHCs (Substances of Very High Concern) under EU REACH Regulations is about … Read the full press release

University of Zurich researchers announce novel immunotherapy against leukaemia

The new immunotherapy will be tested in humans as soon as possible (PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — University of Zurich researchers have announced a study that is showing how hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s entire KN PharmaChain air network receives first in the industry IATA CEIV Pharma re-certification

First-in-the-industry full network IATA CEIV re-certification Confirmation of the highest quality and safety of KN PharmaChain (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 8-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel has announced, toghether with IATA, that it has set a benchmark with first-in-the-industry … Read the full press release

ASCO20 Virtual Scientific Program: Roche to present new data from clinical trials of approved and investigational medicines across 21 cancer types

First clinical data from tiragolumab, Roche’s novel anti-TIGIT cancer immunotherapy, in combination with Tecentriq® (atezolizumab) in patients with PD-L1-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Updated overall survival data for Alecensa® (alectinib), in people living with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel’s 2020 AGM: all Board proposals approved by a large majority; Dr. Joerg Wolle re-elected as Chairman

Kuehne + Nagel International AG: 2020 AGM date remains unchanged; to be held on May 5 with no personal participation of shareholders

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 5-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading multinational logistics group Kuehne + Nagel International AG has announced it held its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM was organized in accordance with Art. 6a of the Swiss Ordinance on … Read the full press release

European electricity TSOs COVID-19 declaration: electricity remains more than ever crucial for daily life, health services and more generally to all critical activities

European TSOs COVID-19 declaration

(PRESS RELEASE) EUROPE, 22-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The CEOs (François BROTTES, RTE; Gerhard CHRISTINER, APG; Luigi FERRARIS, TERNA; Roberto GARCIA, REE; Klaus KLEINEKORTE, AMPRION, CTO; Chris PEETERS, ELIA Group; Manon van BEEK, TENNET; Yves ZUMWALD, SWISSGRID) of the high-voltage system … Read the full press release

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel’s new version of SeaExplorer 

Shipment planning and inventory management improved with AI and big data on Kuehne + Nagel's new version of SeaExplorer

(PRESS RELEASE) HAMBURG, 15-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel announced it has released new features on its SeaExplorer online platform. Current volatile market environment leads to many disruptions in the sea freight industry and the platform’s … Read the full press release

EBU announces the appointment of Glen Killane as Executive Director of Eurovision Sport

(PRESS RELEASE) GRAND-SACONNEX, Switzerland, 9-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBU announces the promotion of Glen Killane to the role of Executive Director of Eurovision Sport. He succeeds Stefan Kürten, who announced in December that he will leave the EBU in June … Read the full press release