Kanton Schaffhausen

Canton of Schaffhausen

Schaffhausen is a great business location located at the heart of a flourishing, forward-thinking region with exceptional quality of life and great places to work.

The economy of Schaffhausen is characterised by an exciting mix of international business service providers and innovative businesses with highly-developed tech capabilities. The Canton’s government has in the last 20 years consistently pursued a targeted strategy which has attracted around 600 businesses to set up operations in Schaffhausen. These now form part of the local business landscape alongside highly innovative businesses specialising in advanced manufacturing and R&D.

The reasons for Schaffhausen remain compelling: unique conditions for business growth. Attractive corporate tax rates, state-of-the-art business premises at affordable prices and competitive salary levels leaves more to invest in the development of your business.  

A key benefit is Schaffhausen’s strategic, central location – you can get to Zurich international airport in just 30 minutes. In just 15 minutes you’re in Southern Germany, widening the pool of skilled and talented staff to draw on. 

Businesses in Schaffhausen enjoy easy access to local government officials and network partners. As a result, you waste no time finding the right contact and deci-sions are made quickly. 

With an international school and growing expat community, everybody will soon feel at home. Schaffhausen offers exceptional quality of life and affordable costs of living: Schaffhausen – the perfect place for your business and your family.

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«Why Schaffhausen?» Source: Business Development Canton Schaffhausen


  • Predominant industries
    Pharmaceuticals & life sciences, packaging industry, plastics & injection molding, automotive & smart mobility, data protection & cyber security
  • Flagship companies
    Cilag-Janssen (pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson), Georg Fischer, SIG Combibloc, Unilever Supply Chain / Unilever Switzerland, Bosch Packaging, AGCO, Xylem,Medtronic/Covidien, Pharmacyclics
  • Recent additions
    UBS Business Solutions Center (2017), Capita (2017), Johnson Controls Technology GmbH (2018), Linum Labs AG (2018), ASP International (2018)


For me, there are two main objectives for the Canton of Schaffhausen that stand out: We want to maintain ideal conditions for the entire economy and good quality of life for everyone.
Ernst Landolt - Regierungsrat, Vorsteher Volkswirtschaftsdepartement Kanton Schaffhausen

Industrial Park Herblingen, Schaffhausen: Close to the German border

Industrial Park Herblingen, Schaffhausen: Close to the German border

Almost 16 acres (64,500m2) of industrial land. Just 5 minutes to Germany and 35 minutes to Zurich Airport.

Teaster Industrial Park Herblingen Schaffhausen

More public partners

More public partners

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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