Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Revolutionized marine transport: ABB marks 30 years of Azipod® electric propulsion

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 6-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB celebrates the 30th anniversary of the creation of Azipod® electric propulsion. From its creation three decades ago to its market leading position in global shipping today, Azipod® propulsion has revolutionized marine transport … Read the full press release

Nestle enhances productivity and safety at its confectionary factories in Brazil with ABB robots

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 24-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB announces that its robots are supporting Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, to improve the productivity and employee safety in its chocolate manufacturing facilities in Brazil by 53 percent. The … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel the official logistics partner of SailGP

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne+Nagel announces partnership with SailGP for the sponsorship of the global championship for the world’s fastest sail racing in class. Kuehne+Nagel, as the official logistics partner for the next three seasons, and SailGP … Read the full press release

Novartis welcomes new Chief Legal Officer Karen L. Hale

(PRESS RELEASE) BASEL, 22-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss multinational pharmaceutical Novartis appoints Karen L. Hale as Chief Legal Officer. She succeeds Shannon Klinger. Karen will be based in Basel, Switzerland and will join the Executive Committee of Novartis (ECN) and … Read the full press release

LafargeHolcim aligns Sustainability and Innovation under Magali Anderson’s leadership

LafargeHolcim combines sustainability and innovation leadership for more impact Commitment to publish first Climate Transition report in 2022 Recent Innovation partnerships for sustainable building include XTreeE and CPC (PRESS RELEASE) ST. GALLEN, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — LafargeHolcim announces that it … Read the full press release

SGS highlights its commitment to sustainability through new Sustainability Solutions framework

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 18-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — At SGS, sustainability is both integral to our strategy and has become critical to all our stakeholders. We are committed to adding Value to Society through our own operations to enable a better, … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut inaugurates third chocolate factory in India

Barry Callebaut further strengthens its presence in the world’s second most populous country Increased production of finest “Make in India” chocolates¹ (PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 11-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel partners with American Airlines to further expand its environmentally friendly air logistics services

Supporting customers in avoiding CO2 emissions Advancing sustainable fuel use within the aviation industry (PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 9-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne+Nagel announces its partnership with American Airlines to deploy more than 11 million litres … Read the full press release

Infront boosts its cycling portfolio with the addition of Tour de Pologne

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 8-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront announces that it has reached an agreement with National Polish Television (TVP) for Tour de Pologne to be added to its growing summer sports media rights portfolio. The deal includes the global … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG announces proposal for election of Tobias B. Staehelin to the Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 3-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel International AG announces that Tobias B. Staehelin will be proposed for election to the Board of Directors at the Annual General Meeting on May 4, … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel strengthens its presence in pharma and healthcare logistics in China through partnership with Jointown

Extensive cooperation across warehousing, domestic distribution, international transports and logistics In support of Chinese pharma customers’ access to international markets, leveraging Kuehne+Nagel’s global pharma network (PRESS RELEASE) SHANGHAI, China, 24-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel announces … Read the full press release

Kuehne+Nagel further expands business in Asia Pacific with the acquisition of Apex International Corporation

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, 22-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Global transport and logistics leader Kuehne+Nagel announces that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire one of Asia’s leading freight forwarders, especially in the transpacific and intra-Asia. The acquisition of Apex … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut partners with Bloom Biorenewables to explore potential for converting chocolate manufacturing processes into reusable material

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 18-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barry Callebaut announces that it has joined forces with MassChallenge participant Bloom Biorenewables Ltd to investigate how side streams from chocolate manufacturing processes could support the fight against climate change and help Barry … Read the full press release

Arts at CERN announces Black Quantum Futurism collective as winner of the Collide residency award

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 16-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Following an international open call launched in October last year, a total of 564 project proposals were received from 79 different countries for the ninth edition of Collide. The diversity, reach and quality … Read the full press release

Mining industry: Sika upscales its additive production for shotcrete at Spånga, Sweden

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 3-Feb-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika (SWX: SIKA), a Swiss multinational specialty chemical company, has announced it has further expanded additive production for shotcrete at Spånga, near Stockholm in Sweden, and upscaled to the latest-generation technology. The new … Read the full press release

Empa and Coop partner against foodwaste

(PRESS RELEASE) DÜBENDORF, Switzerland, 28-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Empa announces collaboration with Coop to develop potential improvements in the supply chain. Vegetables and fruits often have a long way to go on the supermarket shelf. How can quality be intelligently … Read the full press release

Stephan Hänseler elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of SIX Terravis Ltd

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 28-Jan-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SIX Terravis Ltd., the land register interface, announces changes in its Board of Directors. At an Extraordinary General Meeting, Stephan Hänseler, Managing Director of SIX SIS Ltd, was elected Chairman of the Board … Read the full press release

#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