Many internationally active companies, among them Google, IBM, Microsoft and Huawei, have chosen Switzerland as the place to locate their business headquarters for the European region. Well-known Swiss companies with a worldwide presence include Swiss Re, UBS, Credit Suisse, Syngenta, Novartis, ABB, Geberit, Swatch, Rolex, Omega, Adecco, Givaudan, LafargeHolcim, Actelion, Nestle, Richemont, Swiss Life, Zurich Insurance Group and Gategroup.
Switzerland’s stable economic and political conditions are solid reasons to establish here. Compared to the EU, the tax burden on companies in Switzerland is low. Innovation, new technologies and strong economic performance are all of vital concern to the country, as evidenced by the fact that high-quality products bearing the label "Swiss made" are known all over the world.
Many important international associations and organizations are based in Switzerland as well: the United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organization (WTO) are in Geneva; the International Olympic Committee is in Lausanne; and FIFA is based in Zurich.
"Switzerland: solid as a rock"
"Business location in Zurich-Schlieren – innovative and central"
In Zurich-Schlieren, one of the most dynamic parts of Greater Zurich, a number of important enterprises are based, including Roche Glycart, Bio-Technopark and several medtech companies. Due to its proximity to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the University of Zurich, a Science Park of national and international renown has been established. What’s more, this part of Zurich is now the backdrop for the largest start-up scene in Switzerland. With the help of the locally based Institute for Young Entrepreneurs (IFJ) and Start Smart Schlieren, start-ups can take root in an ideal environment here.
Zurich-Schlieren is an ideal base for Switzerland, Europe and the rest of the world. From a mobility point of view, Zurich-Schlieren is extremely well connected, with easy railway links to Italy, France and Germany, quick access to Switzerland’s highway network, and proximity to Zurich’s international airport. Zurich-Schlieren is located just minutes away from downtown Zurich by tram or car.
"Zurich – a city to live and experience"
LIVING AND WORKING
With cities offering good infrastructure, crystal clear lakes and fresh mountain air, Switzerland combines urban efficiency and elegance with all the attractions of nature. These advantages, plus the country’s mild climate, are all reasons why the quality of life is so high here. In addition, Switzerland is a neutral and safe nation. It is no surprise then that Zurich always ranks among the top 10 cities in the world in annual standard of living rankings. Academic education as well as professional training are top priorities in Switzerland, whose dual education system is particularly well developed.
This multicultural and cosmopolitan country is a nation with four different national languages, and many Swiss also speak excellent English. Switzerland is distinguished as well by its versatile culinary practices, embracing food from all over the world. It is a country offering people who live here uncounted possibilities for spending their free time, whether they’re pursuing sporting activities (especially skiing, golf, football, cycling and hiking) or cultural activities, such as theater, exhibitions, museums and opera.