Testimonials & Success Stories
More than 1200 North American companies use Switzerland for their European or international headquarter operations. Here you find testimonials by some of our clients to illustrate the many advantages of this unique location. Furthermore you can read about a few of the successes that companies have enjoyed after moving to Switzerland.
Gurdeep Singh Pall, Corporate Vice President
"Key factors in the company's decision to settle in Zurich were its thriving business environment and the proximity to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). Specialized software developers are in scarce supply all over the world, and Zurich puts us in an excellent position when it comes to hiring young talent and new recruits. As a country, Switzerland displays a high quality of educations and training as well as economic attractiveness."
Vortex Valves International
Travis Young, Vice President of marketing and global business development
“The key to Switzerland as a choice has mostly to do with language, culture, and logistics. The country is an excellent bridge for the German, French and Italian markets. These are the three major Swiss languages, to which is added English, widely used in business discussions. Added efficiencies are gained by its excellent transportation and communications infrastructure.”
Marwan Kashkoush, Executive VP, Sales, Marketing & Operations Support
"A stable and business-friendly government, outstanding infrastructure and well-educated,highly productive and multilingual workforce combine to provide an excellent environment for our international operations in the canton of Vaud".
Colin Robinson, vice president, Europe
“Switzerland was selected because of its high concentration of EMEA headquarters and operating companies in our target customers’ industry groups. Because we do business throughout Western Europe, added advantages of a Swiss location include a well-educated and multilingual workforce, an excellent telecom and transportation infrastructure, a realistic tax regime, a business-friendly government, and an outstanding lifestyle.”
Nicholas Staheyeff, Vice President
"We are very pleased that we chose Berne as the location for eBay's International headquarters. The geographic position, the high standards of living and the culturally sensitive people are positive assets. We are grateful to the Berne Economic Development Agency for the support they provided us when we first started here in 1999, as well as the support they continue to provide us as we grow."
Hitachi Medical Systems Europe
Alex von Rotz, Manager Finance and Administration
"The advantages Switzerland offers are real. You hear them often, but when you have worked in many countries like I have, they are very clear."
Yumi Kanaoka, Manager, Mont-Bell Suisse
"I find it easy to work with Swiss people, we share the same ideas, they like to do a perfect job. As soon as you give them a goal and everything is clear, they do it."
Matthias Graf, Head of Engineering Communications EMEA
"Collaboration with academia and faculty involved in cutting edge technology is important for Google, and Swiss universities are world class."
Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
Patrick B. Verguet, Corporate Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
“We constructed our own new headquarters facility in Nyon to accommodate our significant regional growth in heart valves and critical care while allowing us to continue benefiting from Switzerland’s favorable business climate. Other reasons for expanding in Switzerland include political stability, an organized and reliable infrastructure, a high level of ethics, a place in which to attract and retain great talent and convenient access to the EMEA region.”
Christian Finell, General Manager
"The lifestyle in Switzerland is great. I don't think it can get any better for anyone who loves business and the outdoors."
Ian Hudson, President, DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa
“One of the attractions that first drew the company to Switzerland more than 50 years ago is the country’s openness to collaborations between companies with similar interests. This openness enables the creation of new products and processes very efficiently and is a factor in the number of innovations coming from our European Technical Center.”