Kanton Schaffhausen

Canton of Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen - area for makers: a location featuring a diverse mix of business sectors, with a strong manufacturing base, international headquarters, and unique quality of life.

Schaffhausen is a preferred business, innovation, and residential location. Our proactive and targeted location strategy attracts dynamic people and companies to Schaffhausen to create something new. Here, entrepreneurs and international companies meet deep manufacturing expertise and people with a strong "maker mentality". Companies in Schaffhausen benefit from our immediate proximity to the economic region of Zurich with its international airport and first-class universities. Highly-skilled specialist staff from southern Germany, just across the border, expand access to an excellent talent pool. A particular advantage of our business location is the ease of access - be it to business, research, politics & government, or authorities.

The attractive cost environment also leaves companies and families with more to invest. Schaffhausen radiates familiarity, where people put down roots and feel secure. A region worth living in!

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  • Predominant industries
    Pharma & Life Sciences, Packaging industry, Plastics & Injection molding, Automotive & Smart mobility, Food industry/ Food-Tech
  • Flagship companies
    Janssen/J&J, Georg Fischer, Unilever, Syntegon Packaging, AGCO, Xylem, AbbVie/Pharmacyclics
  • Recent additions
    Ascent Health, Pronatec


Schaffhausen won us over on our very first visit
Ed Adamcik - President, Ascent Health, an express Scripts-Cigna Group company

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The Greater Zurich Area Foundation and the operational Greater Zurich Area Ltd. (GZA) are supported by 11 public partners. This anchors the organization in the regional business spheres within the economic area from which settling companies benefit.

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