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  • Dec 20, 2014
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Switzerland Country Report

Gerber sets accuracy benchmark in watches and cutting tools

Stefan Gerber, president and CEO

Its track record for supplying to the Swiss watch industry since 1955 speaks volumes about family-owned Gerber Maschinenbau's capabilities as a precision machine tools manufacturer.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 4:57pm

Selectchemie advances life sciences with global insight

Peter Kaufmann, CEO and member of the board

With a slew of blockbuster drugs coming off-patent until 2017, the race to commercialise generic drug candidates is tight. Zurich-based Selectchemie gives its clients the edge with an intimate knowledge of the drug and nutritionals supply chains.

The company's global insight is enviable.

24 May 2013 - 4:57pm

Unitouch's boutique culture bridges Sino-Swiss business relations

Andrea Nessi, managing partner

A boutique culture bridging Sino-Swiss ties has been the backbone of Unitouch Services, specialising in the entry of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) into Asia and vice-versa building European inroads for Asian capital.

24 May 2013 - 4:58pm

Top automotive welder ready to extend into new industries

Domenico Iacovelli, CEO

Positioned as a "weight watcher" in the automotive world, tailor-welded blanks specialist Andritz Soutec is ready to become a heavyweight in non-automotive applications.

24 May 2013 - 4:58pm

Kendris structures wealth for generations

Adrian Escher, partner and CEO

Asia's rapid wealth creation has been accompanied by a growing need to structure cross-border private and corporate wealth.

With a Swiss heritage in handling family office, trust, tax, legal, accounting and a whole suite of other family and corporate services, Kendris rises to the challenge with an additional distinguishing and important qualification - independence.

24 May 2013 - 4:58pm

Jowissa offers best Swiss-made, mid-range luxury watches

Leander Wyss, owner and director

In the world of timepieces, few words are as attractive as "Swiss-made". Offering genuine Swiss craftsmanship at an affordable price, family-owned Jowissa Watches captures Asia's growing appetite for mid-range luxury watches.

24 May 2013 - 4:58pm

Schlumpf winds strategic partnerships for Asian expansion

Reto Berli, CEO

Components that power the industries of the world - these represent the "pride and passion" of one of Switzerland's oldest industrial factories.

From a mechanical workshop specialising in hydraulic rams and self-acting water pumps, Schlumpf has risen as a leading manufacturer of winding components for the global paper and film industry.

24 May 2013 - 4:58pm

BTG propels client profits with pioneering technology and expertise

Brian Pahl, president and CEO

"Papermaker" takes on a new meaning at BTG. Based in Eclepens, the pulp and paper solutions provider works to boost clients' profitability and productivity.

24 May 2013 - 4:59pm

Innovation achieves perfect surface for sia Abrasives

Michael Ganzler, chief marketing officer

Global coated abrasives manufacturer sia Abrasives Industries is ramping up activities in Asia, as the surface treatment trade gains traction in the region. Industry reports project Asia-Pacific markets for metallic and non-metallic abrasives will account for 58 per cent of global market share in 2018.

24 May 2013 - 4:59pm

Volcafe leads the market in green coffee trading

Jan Kees van der Wild (left), managing director, and Mark Furniss, business development director

The world consumes 2.7 billion cups of coffee a day. More than 200 million of these come from coffee beans traded by Volcafe. With a global coffee procurement network, Volcafe and its subsidiaries have access to more than 90 per cent of the world's coffee production.

24 May 2013 - 4:54pm

Vatel meets demand for hospitality workforce

Yannick Jacquier, recruitment and student affairs manager

The hallmark of a memorable hotel experience is excellent service. Behind the success of exceptional hotels are its staff, the people with an understanding and passion for true hospitality, and a dedication to flawless management.

24 May 2013 - 4:54pm

Young jobseekers' skills must match market's needs

Patrick Faniel, CEO

A university degree does not guarantee gainful employment, as millions of the world's graduates are discovering.

24 May 2013 - 4:55pm

Education system nurtures strong knowledge economy

For a country with limited natural resources, the practical skills and ingenuity of its people have helped Switzerland to excel internationally. Such human resource assets have been honed in institutions that operate within an acclaimed research and education system.

24 May 2013 - 4:55pm

ETH Zurich moulds next generation of city planners

Main building of ETH Zurich, where famous Nobel prize winner Albert Einstein was a student and professor of physics. Photo: ETH Zurich

Backed by groundbreaking research and excellent education, Swiss university ETH Zurich equips students in developing and transforming cities. Working closely with top universities in Asia, ETH Zurich applies basic research and knowledge to solve real-world problems that threaten urban dwellers' quality of life.

24 May 2013 - 4:55pm

Carl F. Bucherer unveils milestone timepieces

Sascha Moeri, CEO

Allure that transcends luxury and innovation that breaks the "Swiss watch mould", while preserving more than a century's craft. Watch connoisseurs may have countless more ways to differentiate the charm of a Carl F. Bucherer timepiece, but one is certain: It is the brand of elegance worn by the independent thinker.

24 May 2013 - 4:55pm