"The Greater Zurich Area is the optimal location for the Amgen European headquarters. Not only is the location a beautiful part of Switzerland, it also offers the perfect base for reaching out to our branches across the region and accessing the high quality dedicated services and international talent available in Switzerland and central Europe" comments Corinne Le Goff, Senior Vice President and Europe General Manager, Amgen.
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies. Amgen’s values are deeply rooted in science and innovation to transform new ideas and discoveries into medicines for patients with serious illnesses. With its worldwide headquarters in California, Amgen is now active in more than 100 countries. Amgen’s top priority is to help patients. Using science, research and strong innovation, new therapies are being developed continually for diseases that have been difficult or impossible to treat up until now.
Amgen Europe celebrates 10 years in Zug in 2016. Originally establishing its international corporate office in Switzerland back in 1989, Amgen Europe moved to its current location in Zug in 2006, from where it oversees all of the European markets. The office has grown to over 320 employees. Zug is also home to Amgen’s Swiss affiliate. With a beautiful setting, economic and political stability and exceptional infrastructure, it is highly attractive business location offering ideal growth opportunities for Amgen.
The Greater Zurich region possesses an extremely well-trained workforce from both Switzerland and abroad. Zug's close proximity to Zurich Airport is another strong point in its favor for the globally-active company. Furthermore, Switzerland is a key location for Amgen's clinical research, and it collaborates with numerous Swiss hospitals. Amgen also attaches great importance to fostering the next generation in Switzerland and supports tomorrow's scientists with projects such as educational support in primary schools and the renowned Amgen Scholars' Program at the ETH Zurich.