Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

SGS unveils test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 26-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS announced it has developed a test method to identify nitrosamine impurities in drug products, raw materials and APIs. In 2018, the presence of the nitrosamine N-nitrosodimethylamine … Read the full press release

Extra-high voltage line in the Rhône Valley now taking shape and work is underway

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 24-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The preparations for the construction of the new 380kV line in the Rhône Valley started by TSCNET shareholder Swissgrid, the Swiss transmission system operator (TSO) in early 2018. The new power line, which … Read the full press release

Sika further invests in waterproofing membrane manufacturing in Switzerland

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, 17-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika operates a new production facility for the SikaProof® structural waterproofing membrane at its existing site in Sarnen, Switzerland. The expansion will increase the manufacturing efficiency and will allow Sika to serve the … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

Kuehne + Nagel International AG divests significant non-core assets in the UK

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading logistics group Kuehne + Nagel has announced it will divest a major part of its UK contract logistics portfolio. The NYSE listed transportation and logistics company XPO Logistics will take over … Read the full press release

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire

Kaichu Jiaozun, un saint gourou bouddhiste âgé de 88 ans, dont le poids corporel se situe entre 80 et 85 kg, a soulevé un pilon Vajra de 90 kg sur la plate-forme avec la main droite

« La levée du pilon sur la plate-forme » peut faire la différence entre le saint et l’ordinaire. La force physique et sacrée d’une personne sacrée dépasse de loin celle des hommes les plus forts du monde Le vrai dharma … Read the full press release

EH GROUP ENGINEERING awarded EU Horizon 2020

EH Group Engineering AG awarded EU Horizon 2020

Accelerator Pilot Grant: EUR 1.48M (PRESS RELEASE) LAUSANNE, Switzerland, 3-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EH Group Engineering AG is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the European Commission as part of the highly competitive Horizon 2020 … Read the full press release

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

Kuehne + Nagel posts considerably improved results in 2019 despite current state of the global economy

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 27-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading transport and logistics company Kuehne + Nagel has reported, once again, considerably improved results in 2019, despite current state of the global economy and the unknown scope of the Coronavirus. The … Read the full press release

Sika becomes the 25th member of ‘Together for Sustainability’ initiative

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 26-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika announces its membership in ‘Together for Sustainability’ (TfS) initiative. TfS, founded in 2011, aims for the advancement of chemicals industry’s sustainability practice within the supply chain. Sika’s growth strategy focuses on … Read the full press release

Dominik Bürgy nominated as a new member of the Board of Directors of Kuehne + Nagel International AG

(PRESS RELEASE) SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland, 25-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Kuehne + Nagel International AG announces that Dr. Thomas Staehelin, a member of its Board of Directors, no longer stands for re-election to the Board of Directors. Dr. Staehelin’s mandate after forty-two … Read the full press release

Infront and IBU extend partnership until 2029/30 season

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 20-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront extends partnership with International Biathlon Union (IBU) for further eight years. Infront will continue as the exclusive marketing partner of IBU until the 2029/30 season. The first agreement was signed in 1994 … Read the full press release

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument – the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

Measurement professionals can now perform all surveying tasks with one instrument - the newest version of Leica Nova MS60 MultiStation

(PRESS RELEASE) HEERBRUGG, Switzerland, 19-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon’s Leica Geosystems has unveiled its new version of Leica Nova MS60, the world’s first MultiStation. Leica Nova MS60’s newest version will allow its users to perform all surveying tasks with one … Read the full press release

IKEA rolls out home insurance in Switzerland and Singapore in partnership with white-label insurance digital platform iptiQ

IKEA rolls out home insurance in Switzerland and Singapore in partnership with white-label insurance digital platform iptiQ

(PRESS RELEASE) ZURICH, 18-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Swiss Re owned white-label insurance provider iptiQ partners with IKEA over making home insurance more accessible and affordable. The two companies will launch a home insurance offering called HEMSÄKER, which can be arranged … Read the full press release

SGS SA launches new CHF 200 million share buyback program on SIX Swiss Exchange  

SGS SA Headquarters in Geneva

(PRESS RELEASE) GENEVA, 14-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS SA has announced it is launching a new CHF 200 million (~ EUR 188 million) share buyback program. The program aims at reducing the … Read the full press release

Carlsberg Group’s subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

Carlsberg Group's subsidiary in Switzerland orders 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks from Renault Trucks

(PRESS RELEASE) SAINT-PRIEST, France, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Renault Trucks has announced that Carlsberg Group‘s subsidiary in Switzerland, the Feldschlösschen brewery, has ordered 20 D Wide Z.E. electric trucks. The 100% electric 26-tonne trucks will be delivered in 2020 and … Read the full press release

Glencore welcomes Kalidas Madhavpeddi to its Board of Directors

(PRESS RELEASE) BAAR, Switzerland, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Glencore appoints Kalidas Madhavpeddi as an Independent Non-Executive Director, effective immediately. Kalidas has more than 30 years of experience in the international mining industry, including most recently as the CEO of China … Read the full press release

Infront Lab invests in AI-based video tracking and analytics startup Videocites

Infront Lab invests in AI-based video tracking and analytics startup Videocites

(PRESS RELEASE) ZUG, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Wanda Sports Group controlled Infront announced it has taken a stake in the AI-driven video tracking and analytics company Videocites. Infront plans to introduce Videocites’ technology and services to current and future rights … Read the full press release

Nestlé is in talks with Allergan to acquire Zenpep for the expansion of its medical nutrition business

(PRESS RELEASE) VEVEY, Switzerland, 28-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé, is in discussion with Allergan, a leading pharmaceutical company, to acquire the gastrointestinal medication Zenpep. The two companies have already entered into asset purchase agreement which will further Nestle’s medical nutrition … Read the full press release

WEF / Accenture: the era of stakeholder capitalism – study

WEF / Accenture: the era of stakeholder capitalism - study

Stronger financial performance thanks to stakeholder-centric leadership A new model of responsible leadership: mission, innovation and inclusion (PRESS RELEASE) DAVOS, 20-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The World Economic Forum in partnership with Accenture have unveiled their new study called Seeking New … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … 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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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, … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release

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

(PRESS RELEASE) 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 … Read the full press release