Switzerland Global Enterprise, the official Swiss consultancy, promotion and platform organization for export and investment promotion, and the Swiss Business Hub USA have conferred Tell Awards on a trio of enterprises, namely Estée Lauder Companies, Organon & Co. and Apex Logic. According to comments from Daniel Bangser, Trade Commissioner of Switzerland, that appear in a press release, the companies received these awards, named after Swiss folk hero William Tell, in recognition of their significant direct investments in Switzerland.
These companies “contribute so significantly to the Swiss economy” and embody “our shared values of quality, stability and innovation”, according to Ambassador Niculin Jäger, Consul General of Switzerland in New York. Together with Ambassador Balz Abplanalp, Consul General of Switzerland in San Francisco, he conferred the Tell Awards on the management teams of the respective companies.
The cosmetics firm Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has invested in excess of 200 million US dollars in Switzerland over the past five years and has become one of the largest employers in the canton of Schwyz, where it has 1,000 employees. In 2022, ELC opened its fourth distribution center in Galgenen in the canton of Schwyz.
Organon & Co. established its European headquarters in Lucerne in 2021. Here, more than 250 employees perform scientific, medical, commercial and administrative functions in connection with the 60+ medicines offered by the pharmaceutical company in more than 140 markets worldwide.
“We have not only been able to hire and retain excellent talent, but we also have been able to better connect with future customers”, comments Pourya Dehnadi, Apex Logic CEO, on the decision of the software developer and specialist in the automation of acquisition processes to establish a software and business development team at its European headquarters in Fribourg, Switzerland.