Steiner AG Celebrates 100 Years

When Carl Steiner founded his one-man carpentry shop in Zurich in 1915, he placed the cornerstone for our 100-year success story. Today, Steiner AG is one of the leading general contractors in Switzerland. The founder of the company, Carl Steiner, began with a small carpentry shop in Oerlikon in 1915 and expanded his business over […]

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10 year anniversary in Neuhausen

American toolmaker Kennametal’s European HQ recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in Canton Schaffhausen. The business now employs over 40 staff here. Time flies and it’s now 10 years since US toolmaker Kennametal embarked on its quest to find the right location for its European HQ. And it struck gold in Neuhausen am Rheinfall, situated by […]

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Corporate Tax Reform III (CTRIII) – A modern, competitive and sustainable tax system.

In light of the developments we have seen in the past years on the international tax landscape, the Swiss Federal Council decided to amend the existing corporate tax law to ensure Switzerland will also in the future be able to provide for a corporate tax burden which is reasonable and competitive in an international comparison, acceptable under the current developments (e.g. […]

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The Canton of Zug is an International Hotspot for Life Science

The life science sector is one of the most important industries in the Canton of Zug. Many well-known companies like Roche, Novartis, Biogen or Johnson&Johnson have their international headquarter in Zug. The cluster generates many favorable effects like the high availability of talents. Switzerland is one of Europe’s most established life science locations. The country […]

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Oriflame: Global HQ now relocated to Schaffhausen

Swedish direct marketing cosmetics company, Oriflame, moved its HQ to Schaffhausen this spring. Oriflame had been running the majority of its business from Switzerland since the 1970’s, with more and more key functions and management positions being transferred to its locations in Schaffhausen and Fribourg over several years. “Relocating our global HQ to Schaffhausen brings […]

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A Battle Fought and Won for the Aerial Cableway – and for Tourism in the Region

Imagine: a highly exclusive club and Solothurn’s landmark mountain right in the middle. The watson online portal recently announced the 13 best lookout points in the country under the title “Where Switzerland is even more beautiful than it already is”. In addition to classics such as Muottas Muragl in Engadine and the panorama trail on […]

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World’s Largest Machine Tool Builder Opens Headquarters in Winterthur

It must be seen as the crowning achievement in Winterthur’s regional development efforts: the successful bid for the new European headquarters of the world’s leading machine tool maker, DMG Mori. A bit of background. The economic relationship between Winterthur and Japan reaches far back into the past. In 1914 Sulzer become one of the first […]

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Native Speakers of INNOVATION: Top Regions of Europe

Competition between business locations is growing and new rivals come into play. In April 2015 international experts participated in the conference “Communications actions in today’s city branding & marketing” organized by San Sebastian Development Agency, to discuss challenges in positioning cities and regions in a globalized (or digitized) world. Greater Zurich Area AG was invited […]

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