Category Archives: Switzerland

Press Releases & News from Switzerland distributed via EuropaWire

Worldline completes SIX Payment Services acquisition; SIX now holds 27% equity stake in Worldline

As communicated in May 2018, SIX, the parent company of SIX Payment Services, announced today the completion of the acquisition of SIX Payment Services by Worldline. As part of this transaction SIX now holds a 27% equity stake in Worldline … Read the full press release

EHF EURO 2018: Infront works with European Handball Federation (EHF) to raise the bar in terms of digital services delivered

New initiatives designed to increase content and expand reach ZUG, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — At the Women’s EHF EURO 2018 in France from 29 November – 16 December, Infront – as the exclusive media and marketing partner of the EHF … Read the full press release

Infront subsidiary XLETIX GmbH acquires BARMER Women’s Run series from Motor Presse Stuttgart

ZUG, 30-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront subsidiary XLETIX GmbH has acquired the BARMER Women’s Run series from Motor Presse Stuttgart, expanding its presence within Germany’s running series market. The new agreement means Infront now owns the two biggest women-only running … Read the full press release

Barry Callebaut to supply another 7,000 tonnes of compound chocolate per year to Garudafood’s biscuit factory in Rancaekek, Indonesia

Expanding its footprint in the world’s 4th most populous country: Garudafood and Barry Callebaut signed a long-term agreement for the supply of an additional 7,000 tonnes of compound chocolate per year Barry Callebaut will build a “plant in the plant” … Read the full press release

SGS partners with EuroPrivacy to deliver certification services that demonstrates GDPR compliance

Data protection has been at the forefront of corporate and regulatory discussions over the past several years. It reached a pivotal moment with the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 … Read the full press release

SGS ready to provide testing and/or certification services in accordance with ANSI/CAN/UL-2743 (2nd Ed) for the North American Market

UL 2743, the new safety standard for portable power packs set out stringent technical requirements to ensure risks are minimized and products are safe to use. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — With lead-acid or lithium battery energy storage technology portable power … Read the full press release

SGS Digicomply paves the way for future intelligent compliance management systems

SGS Digicomply, the regulatory intelligence network for regulatory compliance and risk management, announced today the features of its Winter ’18 release. GENEVA, 28-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SGS Digicomply experts are working with AI (artificial intelligence) to provide new functionalities and a … Read the full press release

Airbus: astronaut assistant, CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) passed its first tests in space with flying colours

Small talk with Alexander Gerst on board the ISS makes aerospace history FRIEDRICHSHAFEN/ BREMEN, 19-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The astronaut assistant, CIMON* (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN), developed and built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), has passed its first … Read the full press release

CHINA: ABB inaugurates its largest and one of its most advanced manufacturing sites, The Xiamen Hub

US$300 million investment in the hub which is ABB’s largest innovation and manufacturing site at 425,000m2 Employs 3,500 people, covering the full range of business activities Strong symbol of ABB’s ongoing commitment to China, where it has invested more than … Read the full press release

ABB awarded a $79m contract for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi

ZURICH, 15-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ABB has been awarded an integrated automation, electrification and telecommunication order in Q2 2018, valued at US$79 million, for the upgrade of the Bab Onshore Field in Abu Dhabi, by China Petroleum Engineering and Construction … Read the full press release

ETH Zurich and MeteoSwiss: Switzerland becomes drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future

ZURICH, 14-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Switzerland is becoming drier, hotter and less snowy, and will struggle with heavier rainfall in the future – these are the conclusions reached by climate researchers from MeteoSwiss and ETH Zurich. Today, they presented the Climate … Read the full press release

Neste and Clariant partner in developing and making new sustainable material solutions accessible to a variety of industries

ESPOO, 12-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Neste, the world’s leading provider of sustainable renewable diesel and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, have signed an agreement for a new partnership to join … Read the full press release

Cobots and RPA Gain Centerstage in Automotive Robotics Space; Labor Issues Prevail as a Key Challenge

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 08-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Robotics in the automotive industry has been acclaimed as the impetus behind driving optimization and rethinking of production and process through innovative measures. Prospect of artificial intelligence is promising, with the ability to … Read the full press release

Empa researcher Maria Muñoz wins Swiss Aerosol Award

This year’s Swiss Aerosol Award goes to Maria Muñoz. The Empa researcher investigated the emission behavior of so-called GDI engines (gasoline-direct injection). Her results are alarming: GDI vehicles emit up to 17 times more carcinogenic substances than modern diesel vehicles. … Read the full press release

Sika announces the acquisition of Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC based in Tennessee, USA

Baar, Switzerland, 06-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sika has acquired the global Concrete Fibers business from Propex Holding, LLC, which includes a US plant manufacturing synthetic fibers for use in concrete reinforcement, sales operations in Sika’s three geographical regions, and a strong … Read the full press release

Food Waste Recycling Machine Sales to Reach 10,890 units in 2018 on the Back of Growing Investments in Sustainable Solutions

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR’s recent study on food waste recycling machine market foresees a promising growth, driven by proactive initiatives for fostering environmental sustainability. An amalgamation of pivotal aspects, ranging from launch of legislation around food waste … Read the full press release

SMEs Accounted for Nearly 60% Share of SAP Cloud Platform Services Market in 2017, Finds New Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Increasing number of solutions in the entire cloud ecosystem has resulted in creation of a complex cloud environment. Shifting toward cloud platforms being a major focus, cloud customers are facing challenges in managing applications, … Read the full press release

China’s Dominance of Pneumatic Rollers Production and Demand Continues, Finds Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading market research firm that focuses on niche market intelligence across various domains, has announced the launch of a new research study which offers incisive insights on global trends influencing the pneumatic … Read the full press release

Empa and EPFL develop novel face mask for medical personnel with unobstructed view of the wearer’s facial expressions

Novel protective mask for medical personnel Dübendorf, Switzerland, 05-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Laughter is the best medicine, says medical research. But how are patients supposed to feel like smiling if the faces of the nursing staff and even their beloved ones … Read the full press release

World Economic Forum 2019: Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Globalization has created global growth and development but also given rise to excessive inequality For the next wave of globalization – “Globalization 4.0” – leaders need to learn from past mistakes and build more inclusive societies and better protect vulnerable … Read the full press release

Science and Technology Facilities Council sponsors an inspirational trip to CERN for STEM Inspiration Award winners

SWINDON, 02-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The outstanding efforts of individuals and organisations up and down the UK to inspire young people to study STEM subjects will be celebrated at the STEM Inspiration Awards at the House of Lords today, 1 November … Read the full press release

OEMs Hold 90% Share of Automotive Switches Sales Channel, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 01-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ – Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks niche markets across 150 countries globally, has launched a new research report that delivers in-depth analysis on the global trends influencing the automotive switches market. The … Read the full press release

Nestlé signs The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

VEVEY, Switzerland, 31-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Nestlé today joined forces with other businesses and governments in signing The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment (‘Global Commitment’) at the Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Global Commitment is an initiative of The Ellen MacArthur … Read the full press release

US$ 3 Billion RF Power Amplifiers Market Driven by Growing Cellular Applications, Finds Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has announced the launch of a new research report offering in-depth assessment on global trends and developments influencing sales of RF power amplifiers. The comprehensive report on RF power amplifiers market includes … Read the full press release

Kidney Stone Management Device Sales to Surpass 340,000 Units in 2018 with Lithotripsy Devices Leading the Rally, Finds Fact.MR

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently announced the launch of a new research study that delivers key market insights on kidney stone management management devices. The comprehensive report on kidney stone management devices market offers actionable … Read the full press release

Fact.MR Study Finds Contractor Preference Shifting from Skid Steers to Compact Track Loaders in Lucrative Markets

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR, a leading research firm that tracks markets across 150 countries, has recently announced the launch of its study that provides a scrutinized analysis on compact track loader market. This study is an … Read the full press release

KUKA Group: Swisslog strengthens its position as the leading integrator in the AutoStore field with two new contracts in Switzerland

AUGSBURG, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisslog, a member of the KUKA Group, strengthens its position as the leading integrator in the AutoStore field. In addition to an order from Winterhalter + Fenner AG, a leading Swiss electrical goods wholesaler, the company … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics and Karamba Security partner to provide even stronger cybersecurity protection for in-vehicle systems

Karamba Carwall adds another layer of protection to ST Telemaco3P Processor  Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Geneva, Switzerland, 30-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Karamba Security, a world-leading provider of automotive cybersecurity, and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the … Read the full press release

Novartis and Pfizer announce clinical development agreement for the treatment of NASH

Agreement includes a clinical trial to evaluate a combination of tropifexor (LJN452) and one or more Pfizer compounds for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) Novartis has a leading development portfolio in non-viral liver diseases, including NASH There are currently no … Read the full press release

Gasoline Vehicles Accounted for 8 in 10 Automotive Fuel Injector Sales in 2018, finds Fact.MR Study

DUBLIN 2, Ireland, 25-Oct-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fact.MR has recently rolled out an analytical research study on the automotive fuel injectors market. This study is an exhaustive source of insights that tracks production and sales of automotive fuel injectors in key … Read the full press release